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    News n00bs: The quest for new audiences has taken The Washington Post to the streaming platform Twitch
    “It’s like a version of C-SPAN for a younger audience.”
    By Marlee Baldridge
    Wilson FM, which aims to “elevate podcast aesthetics,” is the first exciting podcast app in a long while
    “I’ve always had a soft spot for print design and aesthetics that have a point of view or opinion. But I’ve been working in tech for quite some time and am just tired of this A/B-tested, data-proven, metric-driven design.”
    By Nicholas Quah
    Dog-eared MP3s: The podcast and book publishing industries are finding new ways to cross-pollinate
    Plus: S-Town gets sued, Spotlight goes audio, and a remarkable new podcast player named Wilson FM.
    By Nicholas Quah
    Amazon Prime Day is the bad-news-free news event we’ve been waiting for this summer
    A day where clicking to refresh is fun, not panic-inducing.
    By Laura Hazard Owen
    A new proposed law would turn drone journalism into a swarm of lawsuits and make it easy to sue over news photography
    Imagine if a news photographer at a football game had to get permission from every single person in the stadium before taking a single shot — or else face hundreds of civil lawsuits. That’s what new model legislation wants to bring to public airspace.
    By Judd Slivka
    Three multi-billion-dollar companies dominate the Chinese internet landscape, from news media to AI
    Plus: WeChat now has 1.04 billion monthly active users, shortform video is booming, and a few other significant numbers out of a recent report on the state of the Chinese internet landscape.
    By Shan Wang
    Facebook might downrank the most vile conspiracy theories. But it won’t take them down.
    Plus: (Some) researchers can now get access to (some) Facebook data, WhatsApp is funding misinformation research too, and susceptibility to fake news may have more to do with laziness than partisanship.
    By Laura Hazard Owen
    In Alabama, a small-town paper is figuring out digital advertising — and they’re doing it live
    A bet on live video, a busy news year, and maximizing staff talents let the Alexander City Outlook increase its digital ad revenue 80 percent in a year’s time.
    By Marlee Baldridge
    What kind of information — not just content — do you need as a news consumer?
    Pulse, a project launched by Sarah Alvarez and Andrew Haeg, aims to help news organizations text their communities to find out.
    By Christine Schmidt
    Several people are typing: The good, the bad, and the mansplaining of WikiTribune
    “‘Leadership structure’ isn’t a very Wiki phrase.”
    By Laura Hazard Owen
    54 newsrooms, 9 countries, and 9 core ideas: Here’s what two researchers found in a yearlong quest for journalism innovation
    “Our angle on the current state of journalism is this: The crisis of journalism and legacy news media is structural, and not just a matter of technological challenges or broken business models.”
    By Per Westergaard and Søren Schultz Jørgensen
    News n00bs: The quest for new audiences has taken The Washington Post to the streaming platform Twitch
    “It’s like a version of C-SPAN for a younger audience.”
    By Marlee Baldridge
    Dog-eared MP3s: The podcast and book publishing industries are finding new ways to cross-pollinate
    Plus: S-Town gets sued, Spotlight goes audio, and a remarkable new podcast player named Wilson FM.
    Amazon Prime Day is the bad-news-free news event we’ve been waiting for this summer
    A day where clicking to refresh is fun, not panic-inducing.
    What We’re Reading
    The Wall Street Journal / Benjamin Mullin
    [BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith] “said that the number of conservative publications in attendance indicated that Facebook had bought into the idea, promoted primarily by conservatives, that mainstream outlets such as The New York Times are liberal and should be counterbalanced by right-leaning opinion outlets, said people familiar with his remarks.”
    American Press Institute
    This person would work from API’s office in Arlington, Virginia.
    Variety / Anna Marie de la Fuente
    “Lee is concluding nearly eight years with Univision where he led Univision News, Univision Digital and eventually all content including websites the Onion and Gizmodo Media Group, which encompassed brands such as Deadspin, Jezebel, the Root, Splinter, and Lifehacker. He was named Univision chief content officer in January 2017.”
    Axios / Sara Fischer
    “News organizations with subscriptions to these tools will now have full access to all publicly available Snaps, the same way they have access to publicly available Facebook and Twitter data through those vendors.”
    Wall Street Journal / Benjamin Mullin
    “According to one Vox Media executive, the company plans to sell Chorus at different pricing tiers depending on the demands of each customer with fees in the six and seven-figure ranges.”
    Cosmopolitan / Patti Greco
    “In December, when [CNN Newsroom anchor Poppy Harlow] was eight months pregnant, a spokesperson for anti-choice Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore told her that Moore would protect ‘babies like yours in the womb,’ as opposed to his opponent, Doug Jones, who would support ‘killing them.’ ‘Let’s leave my child out of this,’ Harlow told her.”
    IJNet.org / Natalia Smolentceva
    “How can we cover global climate change or migration from a national perspective?” asks Grzeszyk, explaining the natural shift toward collaborative, cross-border journalism. Collaborating is different than hiring a fixer, which is why Hostwriter wants to promote the relationship of co-authorship.
    Journalism.co.uk / Marcela Kunova
    “By opening up a public-facing newsroom in the Bullring shopping centre, we wanted to be transparent about how the news is made and build trust among local audiences, but also show that as journalists we are listening and reflecting the lived realities of people across the UK, not just London or the south of England.”
    Columbia Journalism Review / Kristen Chick
    “These men are behaving badly, but there are also publications that harbor them,” says Polina V. Yamshchikov, a documentary photojournalist who lives in New York. “There is a calculus there, unconscious or not, of who is valuable and who is not in our industry.”
    The Logic / Sean Craig
    “Web traffic to Diply has declined for two years, with total visits falling over 85 percent from January 2016 to June 2018. According to SimilarWeb, an internet research firm, Diply generated 110 million visits in July 2016, falling to just over 50 million by March 2017, 32 million in January 2018 and finally to 13.7 million last month.”
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