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Mastering the rollout: Increasing the impact of your investigative story

In this piece, GIJN speaks with leaders in audience engagement and masters of story promotion at nonprofit outlets globally to share best practices to avoid one of journalism’s deadliest sins: great investigative reporting that no one notices. more

Utah social media law is ambitious, but is it enforceable?

The rules could drastically transform how people in this conservative state access social media and the internet, and if successful, serve as a model for other states to enact similar legislation. more

Press rights in crosshairs as justices tackle those who aid illegal immigration

Federal immigration policies are the focus of Supreme Court arguments on Monday, this time with the First Amendment on the line. more

Sample News Group acquires the Batavia (NY) Daily News, Livingston County (NY) News

The Batavia Daily News and its sister publication the Livingston County News have been purchased by Sample News Group. The company purchased four publications in total from Watertown, NY-based Johnson Newspaper Corporation (JNC). The deal also includes the Oswego County News, and the Oswego Shopper. more

Texas Observer, legendary crusading liberal magazine, is closing and laying off its staff

The 68-year-old progressive publication, which published Ronnie Dugger, Molly Ivins and Kaye Northcott, hit financial troubles and wasn’t able to broaden its audience, board members said. more

Unconstitutional TikTok ban would open the door to press censorship

"Thousands of journalists and media outlets use TikTok to share news stories. Millions of Americans use it to consume news. And who knows how many sources find reporters through using the app." — Seth Stern, Freedom of the Press Foundation more

Microsoft invests in the viability of newsrooms globally

Today, Microsoft, USAID and Internews are announcing a new public-private partnership to develop a Media Viability Accelerator to support independent media outlets around the world become more financially sustainable through access to market insights and business solutions. more

Alberto Ibargüen steps down at Knight Foundation after 18 years

Alberto Ibargüen led the transformation of the Knight brothers’ legacy for a new era, investing over $2.3 billion to support informed, engaged and inclusive communities through journalism, arts, economic development and research. more

America's Newspapers welcomes TakeAds into membership

A warm America's Newspapers welcome to our newest member. more

FTC proposal would require newspapers to accept online cancellations

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday proposed that companies should be required to allow consumers to easily cancel paid subscriptions. more

How the Montgomery Advertiser is building trust and growing audiences in Alabama’s rural communities

Here’s an idea to steal and adapt: Build trusted relationships with people who have lived without local news sources for years, by showing up for these communities, listening to them and delivering the content they most want. Make sure the coverage is for these communities, not simply about them. more

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution names Leroy Chapman Jr. as editor in chief

Leroy Chapman Jr. has been named editor in chief of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, succeeding longtime Editor Kevin Riley, who announced his retirement Thursday. more

Rupert Murdoch may have to testify in Dominion trial despite ‘hardship’ claim

Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric M. Davis made the comment in court Wednesday, though he didn’t issue a ruling. more

A forthcoming news site absorbs Grid (and its Middle Eastern funding, too)

The Messenger, which aims to “rekindle your passion for media” and generate $100 million in revenue in its first year, is acquiring Grid. more

TikTok CEO faces off with Congress over security fears

The CEO of TikTok made a rare public appearance Thursday before a U.S. Congressional committee, where he faced a grilling on data security and user safety while he makes his own case for why the hugely popular video-sharing app shouldn’t be banned. more

Rachel Kay named SVP and chief people officer of Hearst

In her new role, Rachel Kay will be Hearst’s most senior human resources executive, leading companywide strategy, programs and human capital management support, while maintaining a longstanding tradition of local oversight of the majority of human resource decision-making. more

Beware of people using AI to generate imaginary Trump arrest photos

While a grand jury considers whether to recommend the indictment of former President Donald Trump, people who can’t wait to see Trump’s arrest are using artificial intelligence to create fake images of him being chased by cops, posing for a mugshot and fighting officers trying to arrest him. more

A photojournalist follows a mother’s rebuild after escaping domestic violence

Jessica Phelps, a photojournalist with the San Antonio (Texas) Express-News, is documenting Kryslyn Stanley’s recovery from domestic abuse and her fight to get back on her feet for herself and her daughters. more

Statement: News/Media Alliance calls on President Biden to defend local journalism in Canada visit

Ahead of President Biden’s meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the News/Media Alliance is calling on the president to defend local journalism from Big Tech giants seeking to undermine efforts in Canada and the United States that would help save high-quality journalism. more

Negative words in news headlines generate more clicks — but sad words are more effective than angry or scary ones

A massive study of Upworthy headlines — remember Upworthy? — shows how a few emotionally charged words can mean the difference between viral and ignored. more
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