Working with whistleblowers, fact-checking verticals, information overload, and diversity in news
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- 12 principles journalists should follow to make sure they’re protecting their sources. They’re called the #PerugiaPrinciples because they’ve been derived from discussions held there last April, during the International Journalism Festival.
🔔 Julie Posetti and Suelette Dreyfus will be #ijf19 speakers
- The New York Times politics editor is building trust by tweeting context around political stories. “I wanted to start engaging with readers about our intentions behind our stories.”
- No, tech companies shouldn’t fund journalism. “Tying the future of journalism to a tech or social media levy shackles the two even closer together, making a already dangerously codependent relationship even less healthy — and potentially compromising journalism in the eyes of readers. […] A social media levy is an attempt to duck difficult questions about how we fund public interest journalism, a way to ask government to step in and fund journalism without having the tough conversation of what that means and how it works. We need to hold big tech to account. We need to find a sustainable model for quality journalism. And to achieve either, we really should try to keep those conversations separate.”
🔔 James Ball will be a #ijf19 speaker
- Fact vs. Fake: Here’s how fact checks perform on Facebook compared to hoaxes. Starting this week, Poynter will analyze five of the top-performing fact checks on Facebook each week to see how their reach compared to the hoaxes they debunked.
- Fact-checking immigration as a vertical. One out of every three stories that readers submit to Maldito Bulo for fact-checking is related to immigration. That’s why Maldita.es, the digital media outlet that houses Spanish fact-checking site Maldito Bulo, launched on Tuesday a parallel project called Maldita Migración. The minisite is dedicated to uncovering data and fact-checking hoaxes about migration. The new part-time reporter, Yuly Jara, will also cover the impact of immigration disinformation on communities around Spain.
🔔 Clara Jiménez Cruz will be a #ijf19 speaker
- Here’s (exactly) how The Correspondent raised $2.5 million in a month. If you want to know how The Correspondent’s fundraiser for its U.S. launch went from “this actually may not work” to success, check out this post.
- How the Guardian’s supporters helped save the newspaper. From a regional print newspaper to a global multi-platform news organisation, the Guardian has undergone a significant transformation — mostly financed directly by its readers.
🔔 Amanda Michel will be a #ijf19 speaker
- Facebook is putting $300 million toward stabilizing local news. Facebook also announced an upcoming two-day summit, called “Accelerate: Local News” with the Knight Foundation and the Online News Association to “discuss, design and drive towards solutions that address today’s most pressing local news challenges,” according to the press release.
- Fighting information overload instead of contributing to it: Some 2019 predictions about business models for news. “Subscriptions are not salvation. But a diversified digital revenue mix for publishers, with quality advertising and reader monetization at its core, might be.”
- Calling racism racism and remembering not everyone is white: Some predictions for 2019 about diversity in news. The knowledge that the news industry sabotages itself by being too white and too male is pretty well accepted at this point — it’s just been awfully hard to see that translated into much action.