國際傳媒新聞:2018/04/06~2018/04/12

Tronc underpays women and people of color at the L.A. Times, according to according to a salary analysis by the LAT Guild

“Across all ages and experience levels, the average reporter salary at the L.A. Times is about $95,000. The average salary for female reporters is $87,564, while the average for men is $101,898. The average for people of color is $85,622, and the average for white reporters is $100,398.”

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES GUILD APR 12

 

The Seattle Times is making it part of everyone’s job to grow digital subscribers

“Digital subscriptions are measured by something called the ‘influence report.’ That report produces a score based on what users clicked on before becoming subscribers over three sets of time periods. The time periods are: (1) One visit (people click on more than one story per visit) (2) One week and five pageviews (3) Thirty days and 25 pageviews. The influencer report can be searched by topic, section and author. The newsroom has started rolling the reports out in beta to various departments.”

POYNTER / KRISTEN HARE APR 11

 

The European Journalism Centre and Google News Initiative are partnering for newsroom trainings

“Paris, Cardiff and Berlin will also play host to our 2018 News Impact Summits — free media innovation events for hundreds of journalists who can hear from international media experts and skilled local practitioners. We’ll also be inviting publishers to take part in News Impact Academy deep-dive workshops in Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Paris and Warsaw. We’re also launching the News Impact Network. The mentorship program will provide a support mechanism for future media leaders and act as a catalyst for innovative ideas.”

GOOGLE APR 11

 

Study: Women journalists and the online harassment they face

“It was not criticism of my work; it was actually the destruction of my person.”

CENTER FOR MEDIA ENGAGEMENT / GINA MASULLO CHEN, PAROMITA PAIN, VICTORIA Y. CHEN, MADLIN MEKELBURG, NINA SPRINGER, AND FRANZISKA TROGER APR 11

 

Six newsletters in six weeks: How The Telegraph is building its new email strategy

“One of the key principles we’re trying to introduce is this idea of authored analysis: taking the reader behind the headline, not just letting them know something has happened, but why it’s happened. If you subscribe to our politics newsletters you’ll notice we’re very relaxed about covering stories from rival publications and we’re quite happy to link back to those rival publications, but we’ll give you those stories and we’ll give you the Telegraph’s take on why we think it matters.”

JOURNALISM.CO.UK / CATALINA ALBEANU APR 11

 

How publishers like the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politico are monetizing local politics

“Unlike a subscription product focused on consumer-focused topics like sports that can be targeted at people using Facebook, site personalization or a newspaper’s existing subscriber base, most paid politics offerings are marketed in different ways.”

DIGIDAY / MAX WILLENS APR 10

 

Yes, Sinclair Broadcast Group does cut local news, increase national news and tilt its stations rightward

“Here’s what we found. Compared with other stations in the same market, once Sinclair buys a station, that station: 1. Increases its coverage of national politics by roughly 25 percent, 2. Decreases its coverage of local politics by roughly 10 percent, 3. Shifts significantly rightward in its coverage’s ideological slant, and 4. Loses a very small share of its viewers.”

WASHINGTON POST / GREGORY J. MARTIN AND JOSH MCCRAIN APR 10

 

Turning Canadian newspapers into charities: A new model for the future?

“In Canada, an organization is a charity if it fits under one of four things: Relief of poverty; the advancement of education; the advancement of religion; or other purposes that benefit the community in a way the courts have said are charitable. Currently, journalism is not covered by the definition.”

JSOURCE / JOHN LONGHURST APR 10

 

For the first time, The Washington Post is introducing subscriber-only content

“In the coming weeks, the Post will introduce a weekly, subscriber-only newsletter around the midterm elections. It’s also preparing an audio series called ‘American Stories’ that will revisit recent Post stories. These will be emailed to subscribers as well as available on the site behind the paywall.”

DIGIDAY / LUCIA MOSES APR 9

 

A reporter reveals the ‘luckiest break’ in the investigation of the cult behind Netflix’s Wild Wild Country

“In 1985, The Oregonian ran the team’s 20-part series over 20 consecutive days, telling the story of Bhagwan’s ascent to the the helm of a wealthy international cult, of the group’s clashes with Indian authorities and tracing their arrival in Oregon. Twenty-five years later, in 2011, Zaitz published a five-part update that featured new documents, and he appears in the Netflix series.”

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW / ALEXANDRIA NEASON APR 6

 

The interactive game training the next generation of news reporters

“The iReporter game aims to give players the chance to take on the role of a journalist in the BBC newsroom. The game was commissioned by the BBC News School Report team, who’s mission is to help 11-18 year olds develop their media literacy skills, and is part of a set of resources to use in classrooms across the UK.”

BBC / ANDREW LEIMDORFER APR 6

 

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