Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Google is changing up search. What does that mean for news publishers?
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We keep an eye out for the most interesting stories about Labby subjects: digital media, startups, the web, journalism, strategy, and more. Here’s some of what we’ve seen lately.
May 11, 2023
“The Nieman class of 2024, which arrives on campus this fall, includes investigative reporters, podcasters, documentary filmmakers, an open-source researcher, writers, video and photojournalists, a film critic, a television news producer, a media analyst and senior editors and newsroom leaders who direct innovative journalism ventures in the U.S. and abroad.”
Nieman Foundation / May 11
“Have you been reporting on COVID, or do you have COVID-related documents on DocumentCloud? MuckRock invites you to contribute your documents to a public digital archive to help journalists, researchers and historians tell the stories of the pandemic.”
MuckRock / Kiera Murray / May 11
The Post announced Thursday that Matea Gold will become a managing editor of The Washington Post.
Washington Post / Elahe Izadi / May 11
“[Kaitlan] Collins pressed him again and again and made news. Made a LOT of news,” Licht told staffers. And “that is our job.”
Twitter / Brian Stelter / May 11
“As a trust gap widens, Americans will turn to unconventional sources to navigate an increasingly complicated world. Across both major political parties, more Americans are turning to their employers and business leaders for trusted information.”
Axios / Mike Allen and Sara Fischer / May 11
“People who watch NFL games on traditional TV are 55 years old on average, according to Blake Stuchin, the NFL’s vice president of digital media business development. On YouTube’s NFL-operated channels, meanwhile, viewers’ average age is 37, he said.”
The Wall Street Journal / Sarah Krouse and Miles Kruppa / May 11
“You can’t have fair use when there is an unfair machine that knows no bounds.” SC
Financial Times / Daniel Thomas, Anna Nicolaou and Laura Pitel / May 11
“Even when you think about incredible, big companies like the BBC and The Guardian, those apps are rarely in the top ten apps people use … if the BBC and The Guardian aren’t breaking that upper echelon, I don’t know if I’m going to be able to do that either.”
Press Gazette / Bron Maher / May 11
“Upon receiving this notification, users will have two options: either disable their ad blocker to allow YouTube ads or consider subscribing to YouTube Premium to get rid of all advertisements. As explained in the pop-up, ‘you can go ad-free with YouTube Premium, and creators can still get paid from your subscription.'”
BleepingComputer / Sergiu Gatlan / May 11
“Mediahuis owns newspapers and media brands in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Luxembourg and Germany. This includes major national papers De Standaard (Belgium), the Irish Independent and NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands).The acquisition is a bid to become ‘one of Europe’s media champions.'”