3 to read: Next for #FreePress | Newsletter strategy | Trust up

By Matt Carroll <@MattCData>

Aug. 25, 2018: Cool stuff about journalism, once a week. Get notified via email? Subscribe: 3toread (at) gmail. Originally published on 3toread.co

  1. The news editorials were a start: Now, the 7 next steps for #FreePress: More than 400 newsrooms collectively wrote about the importance of a free press. That was a good start. What’s next? Melody Kramer of the Wikimedia Foundation and Betsy O’Donovan at Western Washington U have seven ideas about what to do next: It starts with defining a goal. Good, interesting stuff.

2. Newsletter strategy: How the NYT handles its *55* newsletters: Newsletters are as old school digital as it gets, but they still work amazingly well. For those of us who do or are interested in newsletter strategies (ahem), this is a worthwhile Q&A with Elisabeth Goodridge, editorial director of newsletters for the NYT. By Mollie Leavitt for The Idea.

3. Man bites dog: Trust in news is up, especially for local media: Who says all news is bad? Apparently people like their local media — it’s the *other* media that are the bad guys. This story, by Indira Lakshmanan and Rick Edmonds for Poynter, should almost have an irony warning attached. But it is a good read about who trusts what, when it comes to media.

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