Sarah Scire, Nieman Lab

Sarah Scire

Nieman Lab

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Past articles by Sarah:

Pew’s Stateline finds a new home with nonprofit States Newsroom

"Many nonprofits that pop up are [focused on] long-term investigative reporting ... but we need the daily hard-hitting coverage to complement that." → Read More

Wired tells readers what it will use generative AI for — and what’s off-limits

"I don't want to close off experimentation, and we know these tools will evolve." → Read More

Meet the first-ever artificial intelligence editor at the Financial Times

"I want to make AI more understandable and accessible to our readers, so it doesn’t feel like magic but merely a tool that they can wield." → Read More

The Trace puts a local lens on gun violence coverage with new bureaus in Chicago and Philadelphia

Staff at the nonprofit newsroom said news-gathering will look different in the local bureaus — "more democratic" and "community-driven." → Read More

Indiana lands new support for local news — and Capital B’s next newsroom

The nonprofit news startup announced its second newsroom — in Gary, Indiana — as part of the newly launched Indiana Local News Initiative. → Read More

Meet the first-ever accessibility engineer at The Washington Post

"It is definitely stressful to be the first in this new role. I feel deep down like I need to justify its creation with every step that I take." → Read More

The first newspaper strike of the digital age stretches into a new year

When staff at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette walked off the job 100 days ago, they became the first newspaper to strike in decades. They've already been followed by more. → Read More

“Canada’s ProPublica” is sharing the databases behind its hard-hitting stories

The Investigative Journalism Foundation hopes to follow the money — and leave the door wide open for other journalists. → Read More

GPT-3, make this story better

More than a few submissions to our annual Predictions for Journalism series touched on generative AI this year. Some predicted the tech could be “a game-changer” for journalism, particularly resource-strapped local newsrooms. Others cautioned that producing convincing disinformation just got… → Read More

Younger Americans are listening to more non-music (like podcasts and news) than ever

A new study shows more young Americans are listening to news, podcasts, and audiobooks than ever. Nearly all of that growth comes from listening on digital devices like phones, computers, smart speakers, and internet-connected TVs — and not AM/FM radio. The authors of the 2022 Spoken Word Audi… → Read More

Meta’s layoffs make it official: Facebook is ready to part ways with the news

"Meta had the resources at its peak to do incredible things. Not just the dollars, but the encouragement to think of the best outcome possible, to make the biggest impact we could." → Read More

NPR launches a paid podcast bundle, hoping to convert a national audience into local donors

NPR estimates less than 1% of its 20 million weekly digital users give to their local stations. → Read More

You are a rat. You are an umpire. You are an engaged news consumer.

Call them games or "interactive, fan-centered service journalism." → Read More

Defector’s most successful promo email was too “creepy” to repeat

The worker-owned sports website released an admirably transparent annual report on Thursday. The report showed Defector brought in $3.8 million in its second year and that nearly every dollar came from readers. → Read More

The media startup Semafor launches with a “more honest” article format and lots of global ambition

"At some point, you get sick of pretending that this expert you're quoting knows more than you do. Or that you have no opinion or you have no analysis of your own." → Read More

Layoffs at large U.S. newspapers and digital news sites “fell considerably” in 2021, report finds

In 2020, layoffs seemed to reach every corner of the news industry. Legacy outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times cut jobs. Newspaper chains implemented furloughs and gutted newsrooms. Neither alt-weeklies nor brand-new tech sites nor public radio stations nor award-winning magazines w… → Read More

Facebook will shut down Bulletin, its newsletter service, by early 2023

Facebook is pulling the plug on its newsletter subscription service Bulletin and no one is even pretending to be surprised. New York Times media reporter Katie Robertson broke the news: SCOOP: Meta/Facebook is shuttering its Bulletin newsletter subscription service. It plans to wind it down … → Read More

The Russian language news startup Helpdesk offers service journalism for times of war

Founder Ilia Krasilshchik doesn't know the average age or gender or location of the people seeking help through Helpdesk's chat — he just knows many are terrified. → Read More

A bakery, a brewery, and a local news site: There’s a new type of collective growing in Spokane, Washington

“Are we moving fast enough for the length of runway we have to lift off? Or do we need to, you know, keep paving and quickly build more runway? That's the real question." → Read More

The Verge goes back to bloggy basics with a new redesign

"We just want to be able to tweet onto our own website." → Read More