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Journalists should use email more – and Google and Facebook less – to reach readers

Jason Calacanis, the founder of Mahalo and Weblogs Inc., has a new idea for saving journalism, but it’s actually an old idea: Email.

Over the past four years, Calacanis’s latest company Inside has built out a roster of email newsletters, and they’re doing well enough that the company plans to launch one a week this year, for a total of between 60 and 70 newsletters by the end of 2017.

Building trust in news is a joint responsibility of publishers, the communications industry and the public

“In fake news, there are many affected and responsible parties,” said Jeff Jarvis, professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism. Speaking at the Guardian Media Changing Summit today (15 March), he explained how publishers, platforms, advertisers, the public relations industry and the audience itself can work together and develop individually to tackle the misinformation ecosystem.

How Publishers are Improving the Mobile Reading Experience

News publishers will remember 2016 for many reasons-not least of which was the outright attacks from a new administration on U.S. newsrooms’ qualifications for disseminating information. While the jury’s still out on whether a nearly 200-year-old industry has forgotten how to publish news, one thing that was cemented this year was the takeover of mobile.

10 Newspapers That Do It Right 2017: Achieving Growth in Circulation, Revenue and Engagement

Our annual 10 Newspapers That Do It Right feature once again puts a spotlight on some of the biggest and brightest ideas occurring in our industry right now. From digital initiatives that are tapping into new audiences to community programs that are fostering stronger relationships, the ideas are as diverse as each market each publication serves.

What Facebook Owes to Journalism

Because their ad-targeting abilities are so effective, their power with local businesses will only grow. About 25 percent of Facebook’s digital advertising income comes from local businesses, according Borrell Associates, a leading media analyst. To be clear, Facebook and Google are not being malicious.

For election news, young people turned to some national papers more than their elders

Younger Americans have long been less likely to read newspapers than their elders. But a Pew Research Center survey has revealed a significant twist, at least for certain newspapers with a more national focus: When we asked people if they regularly got news about the 2016 presidential election through either the print or online version of four specific U.S.