In the News

A Changing Journalism Industry

Seattle Times: With national platform, smaller publishers can seek tax-deductible donations By Dean Miller

HuffPo: The pandemic is crushing the journalism industry. The government could save it By Travis Waldron

Medium: A diverse local news ecosystem is emerging, and it doesn’t need ‘scale’ or venture capital” by Matt DeRienzo

Poynter: Journalism companies are dead. Long live journalists” by Matt DeRienzo

Nieman Lab: 2020 prediction: Local broadcasters begin to fill the gaps left by newspapers By Matt DeRienzo

Poynter: Six questions about local independent news with LION’s Matt DeRienzo” by Kristen Hare

Investigative and Enterprise Journalism

Poynter: How Hearst Connecticut uncovered sex abuse at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country By Kristen Hare

Connecticut Post: Hearst CT wins national IRE award for Boys & Girls Club sex abuse investigation

New Haven Register: Hearst CT wins New England FOI award for Boys & Girls Club sex abuse investigation

Inside Thunderdome: Sandy Hook coverage shows scope of Digital First teamwork” By Steve Buttry

Digital Man: Investing in investigative” By Jim Brady

CNBC: Rape case unfolds on Twitter and divides a town” By Mary Noonan

Columbia Journalism Review: The trouble with Torrington: A small-town paper calls out minors who bully a rape victim online. Is that fair game?” By Mariah Blake

Poynter: Why asking and answering readers’ tough questions is helpful when covering rape” By Mallory Tenore

Inside Thunderdome: Register Citizen wins public service award for coverage, commentary on rape/bullying case” By Steve Buttry

The Buttry Diary: Sunshine Week project showed digital-first enterprise approach” By Steve Buttry

Reader Engagement Experiments in Connecticut

Middletown Press: New position will spread local journalism to classrooms, communities By Matt DeRienzo

New York Times: Walk in, grab a muffin and watch a newspaper reinvent itself” By Peter Applebome

The Register Citizen: “What the Newsroom Cafe has taught us about improving local journalism” By Matt DeRienzo “How a newsroom cafe helped boost digital ad revenue at The Register Citizen” By Rachel McAthy

American Journalism Review: Wooing them with coffee: A newspaper tries to get closer to its audience with a news cafe” By Romy Zipken

Reynolds Journalism Institute: Inside the engagement experiments at The Register Citizen” By Joy Mayer

Columbia Journalism Review: A fact check box on every page” By Craig Silverman

Knight Digital Media Center: Journalism and curation: A small-town news organization leads the way” By Michelle McLellan

Digital Transformation in the Newsroom

Nieman Lab:Newsrooms need HR specialists, not just technologists, in top leadership” By Matt DeRienzo

The Buttry Diary: “Happy trails to Matt DeRienzo, a true digital first leader” By Steve Buttry

Nieman Lab: In a rush to maintain profits, newspapers are abandoning the art of customer service” By Matt DeRienzo

Huffington Post: The view from New Haven: What went wrong with Digital First” By Dan Kennedy

Poynter: How many top newspaper editors are from digital backgrounds? Still darn few” By Rick Edmonds

Knight Digital Media Center: When digital innovation is paramount, what does a publisher need from the newsroom?” By Michelle McLellan

NetNewsCheck: At Digital First, what ‘unbolting’ really means” By Michael Depp

One thought on “In the News

  1. Matt

    Just read about your leaving DFM. Would like to meet if you’d be interested. My company is a next Gen journalism venture. Your talent would fit well with our group.


    Terry Kelliher


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