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How Yahoo News got 1 million TikTok followers, why corrections are key to gaining trust, and almost half of digital subscribers are "zombies."

Photo courtesy of Nieman Journalism Lab and Yahoo News
Photo courtesy of Nieman Journalism Lab and Yahoo News

How Yahoo News reached 1 million followers on TikTok in 1 year

The account uses a combination of partner footage, original reporting, and tongue-in-cheek humor to deliver news.

Why corrections are key to gaining trust (and how to do them better)

Between a pandemic and a presidential election, 2020 appears to have heightened a worrisome rise in misinformation and intense political polarization in the U.S.

Nearly Half of Digital Subscribers Are ‘Zombies,’ Medill Analysis Finds

Northwestern University’s Medill Spiegel Research Center found that 49% of digital subscribers didn’t go to the websites they had paid for even once a month, putting them in a category known in news-industry slang as “zombies.”

Is Substack the panacea local news is looking for?

The news business — and local news, in particular — is an industry practically begging to be disrupted. While national news outlets have largely found a new model that works, many local newspapers are trying everything to find something that might change their fates.

Scripps commits airtime in all 41 markets to advance national conversation on implicit bias

As part of its commitment to creating a better-informed world, The E.W. Scripps Company will run a commercial interruption-free special on its local television stations to spark a national dialogue around implicit bias.