This week Will Gore, Head of Partnerships and Projects at the National Council for the Training of Journalists, tells us about the NCTJ’s role in the Facebook-backed Community News Project which has funded about 80 journalists in local news rooms across nine publishers. He also speaks about journalism education, trust, the future of local news and – of course – shorthand.
In the news roundup the Media Voices team discusses a week of tests for social media platforms, layoffs and internship opportunities. This is the sweariest week since the 100th episode, I counted.
- Twitter hides Donald Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’
- Trump signs executive order to narrow protections for social media platforms
- Mark Zuckerberg releases a statement defending Facebook’s lack of action
- Zuckerberg Says Twitter Is Wrong to Fact-Check Trump
- Leaked posts show Facebook employees asking the company to remove Trump’s threat of violence
News in brief:
- Microsoft is replacing its journalists with algorithms
- DMGT’s print advertising revenues have fallen by 70%
- The BBC received nearly 40,000 complaints over The Maitliss Affair
- Big changes at Skift as it gives up its offices and launches LGBTQ+ franchise
- City AM to return to print in September
- Playboy has laid off pretty much all of its editorial staff
- The Information has launched a News Summer School
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