However, the newspaper's management has decided that it no longer needs an in-house gadfly, arguing that social media has brought a level of scrutiny to online journalism.
What's old is new again! Arguably the first online medium, email is getting another look from publishers thanks to the success of email newsletters, ranging from targeted publications targeting niche audiences to general interest pubs with circulations rivaling the biggest newspapers.
Many of the most popular titles for girls are aimed at advice about fashion and beauty. 'Smore' targets girls ages 7-12 with a range of fun, age-appropriate comic-style content about science, math and engineering.
Amid growing disillusionment among publishers with Facebook's Instant Articles, the social network is hoping to win back some favor by making its publishing service compatible with other major platforms. It's unclear if these efforts will make up for ad front problems.
To combat the "filter bubble" phenomenon, Facebook is going in the opposite direction, at least in its Trending results. It will now allow users to view reports from multiple news publishers on a given subject, hopefully yielding different perspectives on the same topic.
Beginning this week, as part of their $9-per-month subscription, Scribd members will get access to a variety of content from publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and Financial Times, as well as from other news orgs publishing online, like NPR and ProPublica.
The social network is preparing a new initiative through its Journalism Project to give local news a higher profile and more accessibility for Facebook users. There is also a new tool for finding local groups on Facebook.
The message behind Time magazine's latest cover is so glaringly obvious the editors decided no further comment was necessary. For the first time in 10 years, the cover features no additional text in the form of a headline or caption.
In a move to simplify the content creation and editorial process for its publisher members, Reuters News Agency is launching Reuters Connect, a new, unified content marketplace offering members access to all the international news service's multimedia products, as well as a curated selection of high-profile content from other big media companies.
'The New York Times' landed the latest in a series of scoops by legacy news media organizations that together, threaten to derail Donald Trump's presidency after just a few months in office.