• Journalism Groups Urge White House To Support JCPA
    Media and journalism organizations have called on the Biden administration to to support the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act. The groups have sent a joint letter to the White House. 
  • Nonprofit Newsrooms Take Off In Virginia
    Virginia newsrooms are feeling the impact of cutbacks and layoffs, as are many others nationwide. But local journalists are turning to web-based startups and nonprofit funding models.
  • 10 Factors That Affect The Spread Of Rumors
    Rumors tend to be persistent. Sometimes they are even true. The Election Integrity Partnership has identified 10 factors that determine a rumor’s potential to gain traction. 
  • 'Washington Post' Staffer Neema Roshania Patel Dies At 35
    Neema Roshania Patel, an editor at The Washington Post, has died at age 35. The cause was cancer. Patel was a founding editor of the Post’s news site for millennial women. 
  • Montreal to Invest $2 Million In Local Newspapers
    The city of Montreal, Quebec, is investing $2 million to help about 25 newspapers in the area. Each will receive $85,000.
  • Two Bills Protecting Journalists Are On Tap In Congress
    Two bills now making their way through Congress could provide new legal protections to journalists. They are the Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying (PRESS) Act and a federal anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) bill.
  • Semafor Debuts, Putting A New Spin On News
    Semafor debuted on Tuesday, backed by $25 million in funding. The new media brand includes a section for reporters to share their view of the issue at hand. 
  • Corey Taylor Is Reintroducing 'Famous Monsters' Magazine
    Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor is going to relaunch Famous Monsters magazine. Taylor bought the rights to the fanzine earlier this yea
  • Why Patrick Reed Withdrew Defamation Suit Only To Refile It
    Championship golfer Patrick Reed was in the news last month when a defamation suit filed in his name against Golf Channel and Brandel Chamblee was withdrawn from federal court in Texas, and refiled in federal court in Florida. The question is why. Here's a possible answer.   
  • Judge Bars Officials From Searching Slain Reporter Jeff German's Devices
    A judge has issued a preliminary injunction that bars officials from searching the seized personal devices of slain investigative reporter Jeff German. The Las Vegas Review-Journal, the paper for which German worked, requested the restraining order to protect German’s confidential sources and the information they provided him.    
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