"The United States recently elected an unusual president. And to go with the times, Americans are exhibiting some behaviors in media consumption that are, if not unusual, then at least different from those of people in other countries."
News apps are making a comeback. More young Americans are paying for news. 2017 is weird.
Latin American laws on access to public information are among the best in the world: Unesco report
"More than 100 countries in the world have a law in their national legislation that allows access to public information. Latin America is the region with developing countries that has advanced most in this respect, even surpassing certain aspects of the laws of European Union countries,"
Democracy Fund starts $2 million matching fund for nonprofit newsrooms
"The objective of this fund is to support nonprofit newsrooms delivering local, beat and investigative reporting."
The Economist is using Medium to give readers an inside look at its reporting and production
"In December, the magazine’s social media team launched Inside The Economist, a Medium blog created to offer readers a behind-the-scenes look at its writing, reporting and production processes."
A troubling health-care bill rushes forward in secret. The media (mostly) shrug.
“There aren’t any images to show, so TV news particularly has nothing to cover.”
How The Guardian Lost America
"Years after winning a Pulitzer for the Edward Snowden story, Guardian US has slashed costs, leaving employees stewing about mismanagement, infighting, a sexual harassment allegation, and unrealistic business expectations."
Ernestina Herrera de Noble, media mogul in Argentina, dies at 92
"Ernestina Laura Herrera de Noble, the publisher of Argentina’s largest-circulation daily, Clarín, who was instrumental in turning her husband’s newspaper into one of the largest media conglomerates in the Spanish-speaking world, died on Wednesday in Buenos Aires. She was 92."
Journalism, history and war: Sit, type and bleed
"The typical newsroom set-up, where journalists chase after news headlines dictated by some centralized news gathering agency – often based in some Western capital – does not suffice any more."
BBC donates £50,000 to Cardiff journalism scholarship fund
"The BBC has donated £50,000 to a scholarship designed to support the training of young journalists."
Crisis of credibility for citizen journalists in Syria
"Citizen journalists have helped fill the media gap in Syria, after the regime clamped down on professional reporters. But how credible are these self-proclaimed journalists?"
Georgia special election candidate says journalism has fueled 'lack of civility'
"As voters go to the polls in a fiercely competitive special election in Georgia involving record spending, the Republican candidate has blamed social media and journalism for fueling a lack of civility in American society."
Science journalism is in Australia’s interest, but needs support to thrive
"Specialist science journalists are vital in our society in a few key ways.... And yet the number of specialist science reporters in Australia is in serious decline."
How Dazed’s Another Man is using Instagram to power its new site
"Dazed Media has discovered Instagram as a low-risk way of building audiences online."
The ‘Daily Show’ Twitter library is just one of many art projects about Trump’s tweets
"The first exhibit in the Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library... was a series of a classically styled caricatures of prominent politicians. But instead of a witty caption, each picture bore the derogatory nickname that he or she had been assigned by President Trump on Twitter,"