"The investigative unit, now at eight people, is dedicated to covering the inner workings of our most powerful institutions."
With its Special Projects Desk, Univision is keeping Gawker’s spirit alive at Gizmodo Media Group
Molly de Aguiar named managing director for News Integrity Initiative
"Molly de Aguiar, Program Director for Informed Communities at the New Jersey-based Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, will be joining NII on July 1 as its first managing director."
News organizations can't fix the trust problem by themselves
"Journalists still expect people to turn to them first to make sense of the world. They shouldn’t."
Has WAMU solved public radio’s diversity problem?
"Across town at public-radio station WAMU, though, something unusual is occurring — the number of African-American and Latino listeners is going up. If only anyone knew why."
The Atlantic is shifting its focus to YouTube because it's easier to make money there
"The 160-year-old publication, which has a small video operation compared to the distributed-media publishers that get billions of monthly views on Facebook, is focusing on creating longer videos that dive into serious topics such as science and politics."
Sean Hannity, a murder and why fake news endures
"As the Seth Rich story shows, we’re going to need a bigger algorithm."
Fox didn’t pressure Sean Hannity on Rich story
"Despite its own retraction, the network did not ask Hannity to stop spreading theories about DNC staffer’s murder."
New York Observer editor is departing
He’ll be a senior managing director at TENEO, a C-suite advisory firm.
Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows
"Facebook Inc (FB.O) has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service."
The Boston Globe's Dorchester printing press is shutting down
"Four stories tall, loud as a locomotive, and with at least as many moving parts, The Boston Globe’s printing presses on Morrissey Boulevard will come to a stop next month."
Is the quest for profits and clicks killing local news?
"It’s now as clear as 56-point type that newspapers are responding to the continued upheaval by shattering the very foundation of what news and newspapering have meant since the days of the penny press."
Sean Hannity's Seth Rich obsession just cost him an advertiser
"Cars.com is the first company to pull its ads in light of Sean Hannity pushing a conspiracy theory surrounding the death of a DNC staffer."
Trust in news depends on which outlet you mean
The latest in a series of surveys on media trust finds high negatives for media generally but a more accepting view of those outlets an individual uses most. The report, from the American Press Institute and AP-NORC center at the University of Chicago, found that users rate their favored news sources much higher on accuracy as well as morality and "caring about the people they report on."
Another Maggie Haberman profile
"Journalists have become part of the story in the Trump administration, enablers and heroes of a nonstop political and constitutional soap opera, and last year Haberman was the most widely read journalist at the Times, according to its analytics."
Fox News seeks sanctions for "hoax" lawsuit as Andrea Tantaros' lawyer renews spying claim
"Fox News has filed a blistering response to a lawsuit that accuses the cable network of having "tortured" former anchor Andrea Tantaros by feeding nasty stuff about her to social media 'sock-puppet' accounts."