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Business
by Michele McLellan

This post first appeared on the Knight Digital Media Center’s site. As Philadelphia’s preeminent for-profit news organization moves into the non-profit fold, Nicholas Lemann, former dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, suggests the growing non-profit news sector needs a code of ethics for maintaining journalistic independence from donors and other sources of revenue. Lemann, […] more »

EducationShift
by Brett Johnson

The viral video depicting confrontation between protesters and journalists at the University of Missouri has become a hot topic of discussion in college classrooms nationwide. Commentators and pundits have labeled this incident an attack on freedom of the press, or even yet another example of overly liberal and overly sensitive college students and professors besmirching […] more »

Best Practices
by Lindsay Green-Barber

For the past two years, the Center for Investigative Reporting has convened some of the best minds from media, philanthropy and research institutions to discuss how media organizations can effectively track and measure the impact of their work online and in the real world. When we hosted our “Dissection A” event in Oakland, California, in […] more »

Best Practices
by Reuben Stern

This week we explore a web-based tool for local election coverage, and we get advice on creating news for millennial audiences. PART 1: Electable Electable is a Web-based tool under development that could help smaller local news organizations connect audiences with information about candidates in local elections. We find out how it works from founder […] more »

Culture
by Kristen Fischer

Whether you moonlight or work as an independent contractor, freelancing isn’t easy. But if you’re like the thousands of freelancers who responded to the “Freelancing in America” survey, you enjoy the freelance lifestyle, despite its many challenges. The survey, conducted by Edelman Berland and commissioned by freelance platform Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) and Freelancers Union, offers […] more »

Culture
by Amara Aguilar

They have faced dangers such as kidnapping, threats and harassment in pursuit of stories while paving the way for the next generation of women in journalism. For their bravery in journalism, three women were honored by the International Women’s Media Foundation last week at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Mwape Kumwenda based in […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Aileen Gallagher

Melanie Deziel has an undergrad journalism degree from the University of Connecticut and later graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School in 2013 with a master’s degree in arts journalism. Out in the professional world, she wrote a much talked-about investigative piece about women in prison for the New York Times and now works at Time […] more »

Business
by Simon Owens

If you’re an editor at just about any news publication, chances are you’re increasingly inundated with emails from PR agents offering up “guest columns” from CEOs and other high-powered executives. You’ve also likely heard buzz phrases like “thought leadership” and “inbound marketing” and are vaguely aware that these phrases have something to do with those […] more »

AdvertisingShift
by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

If you’re an industry watcher, you either know or have heard the term “content marketing” — a way to take storytelling and journalism and use it in the service of a brand or product. Not only do brands have their own online magazines, video channels and even TV series, but they pay big money to […] more »

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