✍️ Journalism Jobs and Media News Update ✍️ — November 28
Welcome back with hundreds of new journalism jobs and internships across North America and Europe; Plus a roundup of the most important and interesting news from the world of media
Hello folks! Hope we all had lovely weekends and welcome back to our friends in the U.S.!
Due to the Thanksgiving slowdown last week, we had a slew of fresh jobs released yesterday, and have more than 486 total new journalism jobs and internships on the board. Subscribe below for full access:
This week’s journalism news roundup includes journalists from the NYT and WSJ resisting calls to support a ceasefire in Gaza; The Guardian’s new privacy-friendly advertising product; how Bloomberg aims to bag 1 million subscribers; and Merriam-Webster’s 2023 Word of the Year.
Be sure to take a peak at Friday’s Journalism Calendar, where we have a total of 58 listings, broken down as follows: 22 fellowships/grants (two new); 29 webinars/events (13 new); and seven awards (one new).
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And be sure to check out USA Today’s Election Reporting Fellowship Program below, with your last chance to apply…
Have great weeks and see you Friday!
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LAST CHANCE: Election Reporting Fellowship Program
The USA Today Network’s statehouse reporting fellowship program expands the coverage of the country’s largest news publisher at a critical time as they serve audiences with local, regional and national election journalism.
When: January 2 to December 27, 2024
Requirements: Has proven experience in a digital news environment filing accurate, concise, and clean copy on deadline; Robust understanding of what’s happening in state politics and across the country to create conversation-starting journalism; Infinitely curious and always has a story idea ready to go; Can manage time wisely, balancing short-turn stories with deeper investigations; Enjoys collaborating with editors and writers across the network on breaking news and special packages; Ensures our coverage includes a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and voices; Upholds Gannett’s standards of journalistic rigor, accuracy, and fairness; Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
LAST CHANCE: Elections Opinion Writer, USA TODAY Network Election Team
Location: Remote, U.S.
When: January 2 to December 27, 2024
Requirements: Proven experience in a digital news environment filing accurate, concise, and clean copy on deadline; Robust understanding of what’s happening in politics and across the country to create conversation-starting journalism; Infinitely curious and always has a story idea ready to go; Can manage time wisely, balancing short-turn stories with deeper investigations; Enjoys collaborating with editors and writers across the network on breaking news and special packages; Ensures our coverage includes a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and voices; Upholds Gannett’s standards of journalistic rigor, accuracy, and fairness; Has a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
Mastering User Needs For News: Ask Me Anything
Smartocto is ending the year with a webinar where you can ask all your burning questions regarding user needs. Dmitry Shishkin and smartocto's CMO, Rutger Verhoeven, will provide the answers and reflect on numerous use cases of newsrooms introducing the model. They will also share what they've learned from User Needs Labs, a project aimed at assisting 10 European news websites in better aligning with their visitors' preferences.
When: December 13, 2023
📰 Media News Roundup 📰
WSJ, NYT Union Resists Gaza Statement — We start with the news that members from The Independent Association of Publishers’ Employees, which represents journalists from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times have resisted calls to support a ceasefire in Gaza. IAPE’s leaders said “We believe the news we report from Israel, Gaza and throughout the world speaks for itself. There is nothing for The NewsGuild to add.”
Designing an Audio Journalism App — The New York Times’ audio team has published a guide on how it designed the New York Times Audio app, which is home to the best of the NYT’s audio storytelling.
The Guardian’s Launches Privacy-Conscious Advertising — The Guardian has introduced a somewhat old-school method of advertising, by placing relevant ads on certain pages, without using user data and cookies.
Bloomberg Eyes 1 Million Subscribers — Bloomberg Media’s chief digital officer has detailed how the company reached 500,000 subscribers in a matter of years, and how it intends to eclipse the 1 million mark.
Jeff Zucker Bids For British Titles — Former CNN boss Jeff Zucker is leading the Abu Dhabi-backed RedBird IMI investment group in its bid to buy British news titles The Telegraph and The Spectator, but faces questions over the future independence of the newspapers.
X/Twitter User Research — RISJ has released a summary of its research on news on X/Twitter from the past decade. Its findings include the platform is used for news is highest in Asia and Latin America, and lowest in mainland Europe.
Why Can’t Mexico Stop the Killing of Journalists? — In the past couple of decades more than 160 journalists have been killed in Mexico, and another 30 have disappeared. The Columbia Journalism Review examines why so many journalists are killed in one of the deadliest countries for journalists.
Argentina To Privatize State-Owned Media — Javier Milei, Argentina’s President-elect, has indicated that he’ll move quickly to privatize the country’s state-owned media, as well as other public companies. Milei said “Everything that can be in the hands of the private sector will be in the hands of the private sector.”
Taiwan’s Fight Against China’s Propoganda — The NYT explores whether Taiwan can continue fighting Chinese disinformation, and what other countries holding elections in 2024 can take from its example.
Merriam-Webster Announces Word of the Year – And lastly, Merriam-Webster’s word of the year is authentic, which reportedly saw a substantial increase in searches “driven by stories and conversations about AI, celebrity culture, identity, and social media.”