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.
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.
The longtime independent newspaper 'The Boston Herald' has been scooped up by GateHouse Media. The future of the newspaper is unknown.
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.
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.
Corruption is endemic; too often companies routinely shield and enable abusers. When they are media companies, they also could prove dangerous to journalism.
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.
A 'Columbia Journalism Review' finds an industry that doesn't know where it stands on sexual misconduct within companies.
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.
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.