"'Chris is a valued and respected leader at McClatchy and in the digital media industry,' said Craig Forman, McClatchy president and CEO. 'Chris has played an integral role in helping McClatchy transform into the digital media company it is today. We wish him and his family well as he embarks on a new life adventure.'"
McClatchy vice president Christian Hendricks, 54, to retire
Wall Street Journal staffers send letter criticizing lack of diversity in upper ranks
"Diversity in the newsroom is good for business and good for our coverage,...We would like to see The Journal undertake a more comprehensive, intentional and transparent approach to improving it."
‘To the editor’: what happens when readers write back?
"...Despite the many competing platforms that now allow for the public airing of opinions and grievances — the endless chatter on Facebook and Twitter, a given article’s online comments — The Times’s letters section is as robust a forum as ever."
A stunning scoop landed in my lap. Here’s why we looped in dozens of other newsrooms.
"With every single pass at the data, we found an international story. Not all fantastic stories, but good, solid stories."
Sean Hannity thinks viewers can tell the difference between news and opinion. Hold on a moment.
"Programs such as Hannity’s and others on cable news are often a mix of many things — news, commentary, analysis and pure, unadulterated opinion."
BuzzFeed is opening a Texas office
It'll be based in Austin (because of course).
Newsrooms are beefing up their security
"In the past few weeks, McClatchy Newspapers’ DC bureau has begun requiring employees to swipe their key cards to access their floor in their downtown D.C. building (which also houses the WSJ)."
This is what a news organization built on reader trust looks like
"The NYU professor explains why he’s working with De Correspondent on its U.S. launch — and why figuring out a trusted membership model is key to journalism’s future."
Can Dutch import De Correspondent conquer the U.S.?
"It’s built a membership-driven model that produces trust, connection, and good journalism. But can it extend that approach to the hurly-burly of the American media market?"
Tronc feud escalates as billionaire investor demands access to records
"The move escalates an increasingly public feud between Dr. Soon-Shiong, Tronc’s vice chairman, and Michael W. Ferro Jr., its nonexecutive chairman, who have vied to increase their stakes in the company in apparent attempts to outmaneuver each other for control."
State Department press briefings have been suspended
"Officials said the on-camera briefings won’t resume for at least two weeks as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson moves to get a permanent spokesperson in place."
David Fahrenthold wins the Toner Prize
"Fahrenthold’s extensive series on the Trump Foundation aimed to match Trump’s claims of big charitable giving with actual records. It revealed there was often a chasm between Trump’s rhetoric and reality."
We're the only daily news source in our part of rural Alaska. Trump's budget would devastate us.
"Among those broadcasters were some 162 radio stations that serve rural communities with the mandate 'to provide all Americans with free, over-the-air access to public broadcasting's programming and services.'"
Conservative media at a crossroads early in Trump era
"Much of conservative media rallied behind Donald Trump in 2016. Now that he's struggling to live up to some of his promises as president, the relationship is fast becoming more complicated."