Inside TheMaven’s Plan To Turn Sports Illustrated Into A Rickety Content Mill

Inside TheMaven’s Plan To Turn Sports Illustrated Into A Rickety Content Mill Now that Sports Illustrated’s three owners, Meredith Corp., Authentic Brands Group, and TheMaven, have completed the callous layoff of half of Sports Illustrated’s newsroom and finalized a deal that gives control of the publication to TheMaven, a wannabe tech company helmed by notorious […]

Notebook: The Writer of the Future

Notebook: The Writer of the Future As the monopolies grow, the possibilities for securing revenue for writing and being party to its distribution constrict. According to the Poynter Institute, jobs in journalism shrank by 23 percent between 2007 and 2018 (in print by 45 percent). Shane Bauer’s 2016 report on private prisons, which contributed to […]

‘This could ruin us’: A class-action suit imperils California freelancers – Columbia Journalism Review

‘This could ruin us’: A class-action suit imperils California freelancers – Columbia Journalism Review Dynamex is shorthand for a class-action lawsuit in California about the employment status of delivery truck drivers. Last April, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Dynamex Operations West, a package delivery company, had misclassified its drivers as independent contractors rather […]

The ‘Liar’s Dividend’ is dangerous for journalists. Here’s how to fight it. – Poynter

The ‘Liar’s Dividend’ is dangerous for journalists. Here’s how to fight it. – Poynter This is a bigger problem than the Oxygen Theory, which argues that by debunking a falsehood, journalists give the claim a longer life. The Liar’s Dividend suggests that in addition to fueling the flames of falsehoods, the debunking efforts actually legitimize […]

A hedge fund’s ‘mercenary’ strategy: Buy newspapers, slash jobs, sell the buildings – The Washington Post

A hedge fund’s ‘mercenary’ strategy: Buy newspapers, slash jobs, sell the buildings – The Washington Post But Twenty Lake Holdings is not just another commercial real estate investor. It is a subsidiary of Alden Global Capital, the New York City hedge fund that backed the purchase of and dramatic cost-cutting at more than 100 newspapers […]