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Topic “online and digital journalism”

Orange County Register bets increased staff and community involvement can make newspapers profitable

Aaron Kushner, the publisher of the Orange County Register is trying a novel approach to saving newspapers: increasing staff and improving community involvement. Kushner has increased the newsroom staff to 270 from 180, including three investigative reporters, when he took over the publication in July 2012, according to the Nieman Lab. Read more »


Latin American journalists team up to cover organized crime, other cross-border topics


Motivated by shared experiences with problems like organized crime or the environmental impacts of transnational projects, journalists in Latin America are establishing multi-national teams to investigate topics that stretch across borders. Read more »


Facebook co-founder hopes The New Republic becomes a new home for longform journalism

One of the United States’ oldest and most venerable magazines, The New Republic, re-launched on Monday, Jan. 28, with social media pioneer Chris Hughes at the helm, according to the magazine’s website. Read more »


New report explores sustainable news startup models in U.S. and Europe

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Nieman Lab released its international research project on how digital journalism is financed in the U.S. and Europe. Read more »


Recent paid content strategies threaten to blur the line between news and advertising, analysts say

Screen shot 2013-01-15 at 4.17Screen shot from The Atlantic's offending Scientology paid content advertisement

New organization crowdsources funds for public interest journalism


Daniel Ellsberg and John Perry Barlow, board members of the recently launched Freedom of the Press Foundation, noted in an op-e Read more »


After coverage of mass shooting in Connecticut, calls for restraint and verification

The U.S. media’s coverage of a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school drew admonishment from media critics and calls for reflection on how the media deals with breaking news. In the aftermath, media critics offered suggestions on how to report more responsibly real-time news in a networked news environment.  Read more »


Warren Buffett reportedly interested in adding Pennsylvania newspaper to his growing media empire

Warren Buffett, via Wikimedia Commons

Is there something Warren Buffett knows that newspaper owners don’t? Read more »


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