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“They Just Had an Unbelievable String of Assholes Running the Place”: The L.A. Times, Once a Print-Media Tragedy, Is Rising from the Near-Dead | Vanity Fair

Having survived a foul-mouthed owner, “frat boys,” and new-media loopiness, L.A.’s paper of record is now journalism happy-news, with a passel of prestige hires and a billionaire running it “like a family project.” But not everything is rosy in El Segundo. Of all the once-mighty media organizations that have been …

A Future With Less News | The New Republic

Alan Rusbridger’s account of his time at The Guardian illustrates the possibilities and limits of journalism in the digital era. “I think news is incredibly important to society and democracy,” Mark Zuckerberg told a group of editors and media executives in May. The Guardian and its sister newspaper, The Observer, had reported two months earlier …

Young subscribers flock to old media – POLITICO

Shunning Trump, the millennial generation does what it once resisted: pay for news. As President Donald Trump wages daily war against the press, millennials are subscribing to legacy news publications in record numbers—and at a growth rate, data suggests, far outpacing any other age group. Since November’s election, the New …

Reported treason arrests fuel Russian hacking intrigue

MOSCOW (AP) — In the days since it emerged that four men had been arrested on treason charges linked to cyber intelligence and Russia’s domestic security agency, conspiracy theories and speculation about the case have swept through Moscow. Was it some fallout from the alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. …

Facebook takes on a bigger role in journalism

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is launching a journalism project aimed at strengthening its ties with media organizations to help them expand their audiences, come up with new products and generally promote trusted news in today’s “post-truth” era. The project is in its early stages and as such, light on …