Nieman Journalism Lab
The New York Times launches a free, geo-targeted extreme weather newsletter
 ▪ Readers can opt in to receive morning emails explaining the level and type of extreme weather risk in up to four different places. The newsletter is free for everyone, not just subscribers.
Gannett journalists across the U.S. will strike on June 5
 ▪ Gannett has around 200 newsrooms, and editorial employees at around two dozen of those will go on strike.
Meta threatens to remove news from Instagram and Facebook over proposed California law  ➚
With new widgets, The Philadelphia Inquirer wants to be readers’ favorite “second-screen experience”
 ▪ The news org is catering to the readers who spend a lot of time on their phones during live events like sports games and election returns.
How ProPublica reached workers while reporting on dairy farm conditions
 ▪ “We plan to do more than simply expect that readers will find the story and find us. We plan to take the story to them.”
Last Night at School Committee distills hours-long public meetings into half-hour podcast episodes
 ▪ “We have created this podcast as an easy way for any parent, citizen, or interested party to get the highlights, and our take, on what happened last night at School Committee.”
The number of nonprofit digital newsrooms grew again in 2022  ➚
How Seen’s mobile journalism reaches 7 million people across platforms
 ▪ “Three years ago, I would have said that every platform is super different from the others. Now they’ve all become quite similar.”
Seeing stories of kindness may counteract the negative effects of consuming bad news
 ▪ “This shows us there’s something unique about kindness which may buffer the effects of negative news on our mental health.”
How one journalist uses Instagram to pull back the curtain on her reporting process
 ▪ “We ask people every day to let us in at their worst moments. To give nothing of ourselves in return sometimes feels like denying that we’re [also] people in this equation.”
An incomplete list of things that rank above news startup The Messenger in a Google search for “The Messenger”
 ▪ Including a hair stylist in Overland Park, Kansas, a podcast on Ugandan politics, the 15th track on Linkin Park’s 2010 album A Thousand Suns, and “a watery zone within which a naked man slowly materializes.”
The New York Times launches “enhanced bylines,” with more information about how journalists did the reporting
 ▪ “This is a way to modernize how we do what we do,” Lee said. “It’s more colloquial, it’s more plain-spoken.”
The New York Times launches a subscribers-only “Headlines” podcast in a new audio app  ➚
Meet the first-ever editor for Latino audiences at NPR
 ▪ “The weight of coverage shouldn’t have to fall on the shoulders of a select few, but rather on the organization as a whole. I am here to make sure of that.”
No need to shoot The Messenger: Its muddled ideas are doing the job
 ▪ The new site from the former owner of The Hill — backed by $50 million — feels like a remnant of an earlier age.
“The world’s largest Black group chat”: Behind the mission to preserve Black Twitter
 ▪ A number of efforts are underway to document not just the content created on the platform but how Black women used it for communication and community — along with the abuse they received.
Google is changing up search. What does that mean for news publishers?
 ▪ A shift to AI-generated search results will decrease the traffic that Google sends to publishers’ sites, as more people get what they need straight from the Google search page instead.
The Athletic’s live audio rooms bring sports talk radio into this century
 ▪ The Athletic’s first live room took place in September 2021. By January 2022, they’d done 100. Today, they’re closing in on 1,000.
In Spain, a new data-powered news outlet aims to increase accountability reporting
 ▪ Demó, launched in March, publishes data-driven reporting and plans to expand.
Get amped up for this piece on the twisted journey of Google’s AMP, its ersatz savior of news on phones  ➚