✍️ Journalism Jobs and Media News Update ✍️ — November 14
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Hello folks and welcome to another Tuesday edition of Inside The Newsroom, where we update you with hundreds of new journalism jobs and internships, as well as the latest news from the world of media.
This week we have new openings at the biggest (and smallest) newsrooms across the U.S., UK, Canada and Europe including ABC News, the Associated Press, the BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Condé Nast, ESPN, Financial Times, Hearst, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, NBC News, New York Magazine, the New York Times, Nexstar, Politico, Sky News, Telemundo and Yahoo News.
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In today’s news roundup, we look at the Paris Charter on AI and journalism; Neuralink being ready to be implanted into human brains; the British takeover of U.S. journalism; Taylor Swift and the state of music journalism; workplace fear; how to make a profit in the modern media landscape and much more…
Also check out our featured postings below including USA Today’s Election Reporting Fellowship Program, and Smartocto’s upcoming webinar on Mastering User Needs For News.
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That’s all for today. Enjoy the news roundup below and we’ll speak again on Friday for another update to our journalism calendar. Ciao!
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🆕 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.
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 📰
Data Journalism Pioneer Dies Aged 93 — We start with some sad news with the passing of journalist and professor Philip Meyer, due to Parkinson’s disease. Meyer retired in 2008 after an illustrious career at several prominent U.S. newspapers, before joining the journalism faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Paris Charter On AI and Journalism — Reporters Without Borders and 16 media partners have unveiled a landmark charter that defines ethics and principles that journalists, newsrooms and media outlets around the world can apply to their work on artificial intelligence.
Internet Data Collected In Greater Detail —A new report by the non-profit Irish Council for Civil Liberties has found that internet browsing data is being collected and sold in greater detail than previously thought, increasing the possibility that individual users can be identified from anonymized information.
AI Used To Apply To 5,000, Yields 20 Interviews — A software engineer managed to secure 20 interviews by blasting out 5,000 job applications with a single click, using a tool called LazyApply.
Neuralink Ready to Implant Chips Into Human Brains — Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface company is reportedly ready to begin letting robots implant chips into humans. Previous experiments on monkeys led to some rather harrowing consequences.
Google and Meta Owe U.S. Publishers Billions — New research by Poynter estimates the two tech giants owe U.S. news publishers between $11.9 and $13.9 billion a year. Big Tech argues that news isn’t essential and publishers are lucky to have traffic driven to their sites.
The British Are Coming — In the past year, the Wall Street Journal, CNN and now the Washington Post have all appointed British bosses — Emma Tucker, Mark Thompson and Will Lewis, respectively. The trend is supported by the likes of the BBC, The Times (UK version), the Independent and Reach all expanding in the U.S.
Workplace Fear Leading To $36bn Productivity Loss — A new survey has found that a third of corporate leaders are primarily motivated by fear, which is leading to 10 hours a week in lost productivity, or $29,000 per year per leader.
Taylor Swift and the State of Music Journalism — On the back of Gannett announcing the hiring of its Taylor Swift beat journalist, Parker Molloy asks eight music and culture journalists what they think of the state of music journalism.
Separating Fact from Fiction on Social Media — Investigative nonprofit Bellingcat gives readers ways of how to separate fact and fiction on social media in times of conflict.
How Foundation Money Is Transforming Local News — As local newspapers continue to be stripped for higher profits, the Columbia Journalism Review details how philanthropic foundations are filling the local void.
Can Sports Reporters Bet On Sports? — As sports betting grows into a billion-plus-dollar industry, Nieman Lab asked 12 newsrooms what their policies are on their sports reporters betting on sports.
How To Make a Profit in the Modern Media Landscape — IJnet has published a recap of its recent webinar on how to make a profit in the modern media landscape. The main takeaways include diversifying your revenue streams, assessing viability, learning from others, not doing too many things at once, and tapping into philanthropic support.
New York Times Hits 10 Millions Subscribers — And lastly, a year after hitting 10 million subscriptions, the NYT now has 10 million subscribers, a fundamental distinction to its business model. The Times has achieved such success largely using non-news products as part of what is known as ‘The Bundle’.