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Journalism Weekly

August 27 · Issue #6 · View online

Keeping up with the media

Back from vacation

Bulletin board
Former NYT public editor Liz Spayd joins Facebook as a transparency consultant.
Ken Rosenthal joins The Athletic from Fox.
The A.V. Club moves to Kinja.
The Village Voice ends its weekly print edition.
New York Times editor Jennifer Kingson joins BuzzFeed as a business editor.
Tommy Craggs joins HuffPost as a senior enterprise editor.
John Haskins is named the director of The New York Times Student Journalism Institute.
Industry links
Mic’s drop
Regardless of mission statement, beat or audience preference, the pivot to video comes for us all. 
The Washington Post brings artificial intelligence to its native ads
Jeff Bezos’ influence has turned the Washington Post into a credible tech company. If it continues building out Arc Publishing - the suite of content tools it licenses to other newsrooms - it will have a great source of revenue that doesn’t depend on advertising or reader subscriptions.
New Report: Millennials Hate Apps With Uncool Design
This article twists an intuitive finding into making millennials look as shallow and dumb as possible, but the core of the idea still holds: If your product looks bad, people won’t spend time with it. Most local news sites, if they’re optimized for mobile at all, don’t look that great, and that’ll be more of a problem going forward.
Fort Wayne's News-Sentinel to cease afternoon newspaper
Speaking of local news, I have to include this announcement from one of my hometown papers. It’s exciting to see an established local outlet take this step, but the News-Sentinel suffers from the same problem I described above: its website will not be enough of a draw to grow readership.
My take
Smash that clap button
Great reads
Turn on, tune in, drop by the office
Why are there so many knobs in GarageBand?
The Total Solar Eclipse Comes to “Eclipseville,” Kentucky
Meet The Aristocrats Renting Out Their Castles on Airbnb
Tweet of the week
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