Issue #88 | 2018-08-08
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The big roundup of newsroom innovation and entrepreneurial journalism

Jeremy Caplan from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism highlights some of the major trends in entrepreneurial journalism over the past few years and some predictions for the future.

How podcasts are changing journalism

As journalism struggles with withering cuts, decreased attention spans and wavering trust of media, podcasts are finding new audiences with their mix of news, commentary and personal stories.

How not to cover an online conspiracy

The QAnon narrative shows the need for better practices in reporting on baseless claims and hoaxes. Here’s how the media can take action.


How the Economist made the new interactive Big Mac index

What started in 1986 as a simple box in print has evolved into a rich interactive product that is now one of the Economist's most valuable products.

More than 1,000 U.S. news sites are still unavailable in Europe

Despite having two years to get ready for GDPR, many of the largest US newspapers are still blocking European visitors from visiting their sites.

How the Washington Post drives subscriptions

Last year the Washington Post broke through 1 million digital subscribers, a testament to its intense focus on understanding subscribers and creating as many subscription opportunities as possible for readers.

Fighting fake news is a losing battle, but there are ways to win the war

Defeating fake news and disinformation may seem like a lost cause but there are some ways of at least taming it, says Frederic Filloux.

Getty launches new AI tool to help publishers find the right picture

The tool works like a picture editor - it reads the article and tries to understand what the story is about. It then offers picture suggestions based on keywords, the meaning of sentences and of paragraphs.

Should you major in journalism?

Majoring in journalism is not the only way to get into the field. These eight working journalists explain their decision not to major in journalism and offer advice to others thinking of going the same route.

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