"This city’s biggest party is turning into the must-miss event of the year."
Like Trump, White House staff will skip the WHCA dinner
Inside The Guardian’s sinking U.S. expansion
"Today, the Guardian U.S. is flailing at best. Last summer, the Guardian said it would have to slash its U.S. staff by 30 percent, to 100. Last week, in another blow, staffers were told that costs would be cut by 20 percent."
The Independent launches 5-person team dedicated to debunking fake news
"The team will begin publishing under the In Fact label in April, and articles will come in the form of standard news pieces, quizzes, fact boxes and long-read explainers."
Publishing moguls are privately disenchanted with Facebook and Google
"I’m 100 percent confident Facebook and Google are not our friends. They don’t think like publishers. They don’t value what we do."
Sean Spicer loses his cool: ‘Stop shaking your head’
"What's even more puzzling about it is that Spicer continues to point to the lack of evidence of collusion while ignoring the fact that the FBI is investigating possible ties between Trump and Russia."
Gannett slashes staffs at Tennessee papers
"...Sources tell the Scene that 17 staff members were eliminated in the newsroom, including seven digital producers, two photographers, two reporters, one clerk and five editors."
McClatchy vice president Christian Hendricks, 54, to retire
"'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.'"
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."