Nieman Journalism Lab
The first “European Newsroom” will launch next year, with 16 EU member state news agencies to start
Project Veritas and the mainstream media are strange allies in the fight to protect press freedom
 ▪ If the government narrowly defines “the press” based on its political outlook or ethics, then no news organization is safe from attacks by future administrations.
Slow down, take small steps: OpenNews’ Sisi Wei on how little changes can lead to big ones
 ▪ “We can make change together as opposed to trying to depend on one person to lead us all. When I think about making change that way, it becomes so much more accessible.”
He’ll keep the blue check, though: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping down
 ▪ His replacement, CTO Parag Agrawal, had only tweeted 10 times in 2021 before today.
Now nonprofit, The Salt Lake Tribune has achieved something rare for a local newspaper: financial sustainability
 ▪ The Salt Lake Tribune’s transition to nonprofit status has been closely watched in the news industry. “The opportunity for us to prove that this can work is significant and so is the responsibility.”
Wirecutter’s union staffers will strike from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday  ➚
Address — don’t sidestep — health misinformation to debunk falsehoods, study finds
 ▪ “Don’t be afraid to tackle misinformation head on. It’s important that people speak out, and you can repeat [misinformation] and then debunk it.”
A rose is a rose is a rose, but please, please make it clear to your readers what a “subscriber” is
 ▪ Do you mean “people who pay a news company hundreds of dollars a year”? Or “email addresses we have in a spreadsheet somewhere”?
The vulture is hungry again: Alden Global Capital wants to buy a few hundred more newspapers
 ▪ This time it’s Lee Enterprises in the cross-hairs. Adding it to its empire would leave two American local newspaper giants — Gannett and Alden — and everyone else far behind.
On Twitter, fossil fuel companies’ climate misinformation is subtle
 ▪ This subtle form of misinformation, which scholars have called “fossil fuel solutionism,” involves cherry-picking data and talking points.
The Washington Post’s executive editor Sally Buzbee doesn’t want to “give up on any reader”  ➚
What’s the future of the gender beat in U.S. newsrooms?
 ▪ “If no one on the politics team feels equipped to write about abortion bans or their analysis is really surface level, it’s not good for the news organization, and it’s not good for readers or democracy, either.”
Journalism school is broken and expensive. Jessica Huseman will teach you for cheap(er).
 ▪ “If I was queen for a day, what I would honestly do is fire every journalism professor and hire adjuncts working in the field. That’s, like, my dream.”
How journalism in middle America helped get communities through the pandemic
 ▪ By talking to journalists in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, our project pushed back against the tendency to ignore the middle of the nation and its important journalism.
Personality type, as well as politics, predicts who shares fake news
 ▪ Highly impulsive people who lean conservative are more likely to share false news stories. They have a desire to create chaos and won’t be deterred by fact-checkers.
About a third of news organizations have already adopted a remote or hybrid working model
 ▪ Just 9% of newsrooms plan to reject remote work and return to their pre-pandemic setup.
Journalism internships are an education — in precarious work
 ▪ Plus: What the shift to social media means for local news, how journalists imagine their professional autonomy, and how right-wing protests may be legitimated by coverage.
How do you fix an “information disorder”? The Aspen Institute has some ideas
 ▪ “Understanding the root problems of information disorder requires understanding hard-wired human behaviors, economic and political policy, group psychology and ideologies, and the relationship to people’s sense of individual and community identity.”
Substack celebrates one million paid subscriptions  ➚
The end of “click to subscribe, call to cancel”? One of the news industry’s favorite retention tactics is illegal, FTC says
 ▪ Most U.S. news organizations won’t let readers cancel online. The Federal Trade Commission wants that to change.