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72 Places to Find Solutions Story Ideas

Where can journalists learn about what’s working? These innovation hotspots can help inform rigorous, solutions-oriented reporting. “Problems scream, solutions whisper.” That’s SJN’s oft-said adage on why, perhaps, we don’t see more solutions stories in the news.

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Location and Work

I am confident this pandemic will end. At some point, we will have a vaccine, therapeutics, and/or broad based immunity. When that will happen is less clear to me. I believe that at some point, we will be able to resume living and working as we did prior to the pandemic.

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The New York Times’ morning email newsletter is getting an official “host and anchor”

The rise of digital disrupted the news business in countless ways, but one of the most profound was the loss of the publisher’s role as curator.

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The Wire China is a new journalism-and-data business hoping to help unlock the country for others

Breaking stories about corruption takes a lot of careful research and patience. If you’re reporting on the shadowy business dealings of high-ranking officials in China, that type of investigative journalism also takes a fair amount of courage. David Barboza would know.

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Coronavirus Clarity

Apple and Google, who last Friday jointly | announced new capabilities for contact tracing coronavirus carriers at scale, released a new statement yesterday clarifying that no government would tell them what to do. Or, to put it in the gentler terms conveighed by CNBC:

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Journalism is community-as-a-service

News organizations are reeling. The 2016 election upended a lot of our ideas about our work — most disturbingly that reported, factual journalism is valued and trusted less than a cheap, clumsy imitation of itself. But the problem isn’t Macedonian teens or the fake news that made them rich.

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New website to support furloughed journalists’ mental well-being through writing

The Focus, a new non-profit news website that gives furloughed journalists from across all media outlets a space to publish stories, will officially launch next Monday.

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Young people are twice as likely to pay for news in the U.S., U.K., and Germany (compared to those 55-plus)

The kids are all right, according to a new World Economic Forum report. Young people (ages 16 to 34) are twice as likely to pay for news than those over 55 in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Newsonomics: What was once unthinkable is quickly becoming reality in the destruction of local news

As words like “annihilation” and “extinction” enter our news vocabulary — or at least move from debates over the years-away future to the frighteningly contemporary — it’s helpful to start out with the good news. Maybe even an old joke.

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Five tips for freelance journalists to cope with coronavirus cancellations

Amid the disruption to the news industry because of the coronavirus pandemic, freelance journalists have been particularly affected by paid projects being cancelled at short notice.

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谷歌為報業提供逾六成閱覽量

原文刊於信報財經新聞「StartupBeat創科鬥室」 Google為出版商提供的訪問量相當於Twitter的25倍。(中新社資料圖片) 世界報業協會(WAN-IFRA)最近發表《2019年世界新聞趨勢》報告,指去年全球新聞業整體收入下滑3%。網民透過搜

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The Uncertain Future of Media Unicorns

Only three media companies — Buzzfeed, Vice Media, and Vox Media — meet the definition of a “unicorn,” or a startup valued at more than $1 billion.

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Nikkei acquires stake in Singapore AI startup DC Frontiers

Japanese media company Nikkei Inc. has acquired a 14.79% equity in Singapore-based AI startup DC Frontiers to support the product development of scoutAsia, a data and news service launched by Nikkei and the Financial Times last year.

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《都市日報》之死——「記者不再適合報章營運」

創刊24年的瑞典《都市日報》(Metro,或譯《地鐵報》)本週一(12日)正式宣佈停刊,解散整個編採團隊,作為全球免費報元祖,該報因財困倒下,是全球報業及傳媒行業另一個里程碑——或是另一個「紙媒寒冬」。

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資訊戰:科技沒有改變主流媒體,但成功令它們「channel化」(沈旭暉)

科技能改變我們接收資訊的模式嗎?這不但是美國、英國近年的熱門話題,放在當下香港身上,一模一樣。而針對的對象,以壟斷香港家庭資訊的主流媒體最值得一談,箇中又以無綫新聞為代表。

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Investing in the Podcast Ecosystem in 2019

In the world of podcasting, the flywheel is spinning: new technologies including AirPods, connected cars, and smart speakers have made it much easier for consumers to listen to audio content, which in turn creates more revenue and financial opportunity for creators, which further encourages high-qua

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A doorbell company owned by Amazon wants to start producing “crime news” and it’ll definitely end well

When news organizations think about competition from tech companies, it’s usually in terms of the audience’s attention and advertisers’ dollars. But if Amazon has its way, a new sort of competition may be coming from a mixture of surveillance, fear, and doorbells.

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Britons less trusting of social media than other major nations

Britons trust social media platforms less than any other major nation and favour stronger regulation of Silicon Valley’s technology companies, according to a survey of 23 countries.

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The future of news is private and conversational: SCMP’s CEO Gary Liu

When Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, a 115-year-old media organization with a storied history, was looking for a CEO a few years ago, Gary Liu didn’t immediately appear like an obvious choice for the role.

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知乎拒绝中年危机

尽管这次名字已升级改为“新知青年大会”,但还是有不少用户习惯性地把它称为“盐 Club”、“面基大会”。

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「學好中文」才是好翻譯的優先條件:科學知識翻譯的眉眉角角與心法──2019泛知識節

台灣有許多科普書籍都是由翻譯而來,翻譯就像是作者跟讀者之間的傳話筒,那麼要怎麼當一個好的傳話筒?這個作者到底在寫什麼,為什麼要這麼寫?我這樣寫,讀者看的懂嗎?寫得這麼簡明扼要,是可以的嗎?

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10 essential newsletters every journalist should read

Here at Journalism.co.uk, we love a good newsletter. Those bite-sized summaries and tidbits to help ease into your day and bring you up to speed, whilst nursing your morning coffee.

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Podcast wars: $100 million startup Luminary launches tomorrow without Reply All or The Daily

It took less than a day for Luminary to become enemy number one of the podcast industry. Last month, on the same day that it unveiled its subscription podcast service, the company tweeted a typed-out image of a bunny holding a sign: “Podcasts don’t need ads.

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When local newspapers shrink, fewer people bother to run for mayor

What do strong local newspapers do? Well, past research has shown they increase voter turnout, reduce government corruption, make cities financially healthier, make citizens more knowledgable about politics and more likely to engage with local government, force local TV to raise its game, encourage

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Cool Japan Fund invests $10m in Singapore’s lifestyle media firm Clozette

Cool Japan Fund, a public-private fund under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, has invested $10 million in the Series C round of Singapore-based beauty and lifestyle media firm Clozette.

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Facebook is asking to be regulated but wants to choose how

Like climate change and the financial system, the answer to this question is both yes, and no.

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Exponent Podcast: YouTube and the End of Friction

On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss the question of YouTube, why it’s similar and different from Facebook, and why engagement is both alluring and a potential problem. Listen to it here.

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US community journalists can learn about algorithms thanks to $100k AI ethics grant

We tend not, however, to think about how AI can be used by community journalists.

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Media Companies Take a Big Gamble on Apple

Executives have been burned by their previous dealings with big tech companies. But Apple’s promise of a billion devices worldwide was too good to pass up. Even for Rupert Murdoch.

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