• Storify Struggles To Define Itself In The Digital Publishing Sphere, Closes
    Six years ago, Storify was the shiniest of new digital publishing toys. Allowing users to incorporate posts from across the social media spectrum and create dynamic, interactive stories, journalists flocked to its usefulness as a story telling tool. Now, it is deleting all existing stories.
  • Kickstarter Campaign Launched to Reboot Gawker.com
    Hulk Hogan's lawsuit forced Gawker Media to sell to Univision and the site was shuttered. Now, the SaveGawker.com campaign hopes to relaunch the site as a nonprofit journalistic enterprise.
  • 'Boston Herald' Files for Bankruptcy, Pensions in Question After Pending Sale
    The longtime independent newspaper 'The Boston Herald' has been scooped up by GateHouse Media. The future of the newspaper is unknown.
  • 'The Houston Press' Print Edition Closed, Victim Of Hurricane Harvey
    Revealing the ever-precarious nature of publications that rely solely on ad revenue, the free, 28-year-old Houston Press ceased its print publication and downsized staff last month, a casualty of the devastation.
  • New Role Of Health Sites Prompts Question: Can A Brand Become An Ally in Sickness?
    What the two sites have in common is their willingness to offer an online place of comfort and information to people suffering from serious conditions. The emphasis is placed on the human aspects of illness.
  • American Media Inc Protects Sexual Abusers
    Corruption is endemic; too often companies routinely shield and enable abusers. When they are media companies, they also could prove dangerous to journalism.
  • Studies: Media Confidence Is High, Distrust Highest Among Right-Wingers
    While 69% of those surveyed believe the media shows political favoritism, they also believe that news outlets "keep political leaders from doing things that shouldn't be done," per Poynter and Reuters studies.
  • While Exposing Harassment, Newsrooms Must Tackle Own Culture of Sexual Misconduct
    A 'Columbia Journalism Review' finds an industry that doesn't know where it stands on sexual misconduct within companies.
  • Mystery Owner Buys 'LA Weekly,' Fires Most Staffers
    After the deal was complete, the new owners fired nine of the paper's 13 editorial staff members. Twenty of the estimated 40 staff members not part of the editorial team were also dismissed. Most troubling is the lack of transparency, both in the owners' identities and potential long-term interests.
  • Facebook Journalism Project, Ryerson Team To Fund 5 News Startups
    Criticized for spreading fake election news, and perhaps as an act of penance, Facebook introduced its Journalism Project in January "to establish stronger ties between Facebook and the news industry" and promote news literacy. Now, it will partner with Canada's Ryerson School of Journalism and its business incubator, the DMZ.
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