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Worthington Libraries combats ‘fake news’

While journalists have long battled the spread of “fake news,” another group dedicated to facts and reliable information — librarians — is also taking aim at this growing disinformation trend.


Should we treat Facebook, Google as friends or foes? Or both?

No matter the final outcome, I think the News Media Alliance’s decision to confront Google and Facebook is something every ONMA member should understand. The potential of your digital revenue and perhaps your long-term survival could depend greatly on the outcome.


Canton reporter learns what rappelling is like

Reporter Kelly Byer finds out thanks to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina & Stark Counties, part of a rappelling event to raise money and awareness for the nonprofit.


Lima publisher Olsson joins ONMA board

Doug Olsson, regional vice president for AIM Media Midwest and publisher of The Lima News, has been named to the ONMA Board of Trustees.


Miami Student, Z4 Consultants are newest ONMA members

The ONMA welcomes The Miami Student as its newest collegiate member. ONMA also has added a new associate member: Z4 Consultants LLC of Findlay.


Poynter’s Edmonds: Digital may be the future but print still looms large

Another installment in the tale of newspaper earnings woes kicks off this week. In reports on the second quarter, expect to hear CEOs tout how the growth of digital audience and digital subscriptions is a bright spot.


When to trust a story that uses unnamed sources

Here’s a guide to unnamed sources in government/politics/Washington stories — who they are, how reporters use them, and how to tell if you should trust what they say.


NC governor vetoes public notice bill; says it was effort to attack press

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a hotly contested bill Monday that aims to take the business of publishing required, legal notices away from newspapers.


Facebook plans to launch subscription product for publishers

Facebook Inc plans to launch a subscription-based news product, and will begin initial tests in October, TheStreet reported on Tuesday, citing the social media company's news partnerships head Campbell Brown at a conference.


Enquirer president adds new responsibilities

Eddie Tyner, who has served as president of Enquirer Media and the USA TODAY Network for Ohio since February, has been given an expanded role within Gannett Co. Inc.

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