Sierra Club San Francisco Bay: Earliest Yodelers Digitized & Online

Sierra Club San Francisco Bay: Earliest Yodelers Digitized & Online. “The first five years of our Chapter’s Yodeler newsletter have been digitized and are now accessible online here through the Sierra Club Colby Library’s Internet Archive. Published between 1939 and 1944, these early issues of the Yodeler offer a glimpse into early activities at our Chapter, from regional conservation news to tips for camping in the Sierra Nevada.”

Poynter: More than 50 local newsrooms launched during the pandemic

Poynter: More than 50 local newsrooms launched during the pandemic. “The pandemic changed the news business and, in a lot of ways, not for the better. It accelerated layoffs. It hastened the end of more than 100 news organizations. It led a handful of newsrooms losing their actual newsrooms. But in some communities, the pandemic also clarified the value of reliable information. More than 50 local newsrooms launched in the United States in 2020 and 2021. Nearly as many local newsletters started publishing in that time. We found them in 27 states and Puerto Rico.”

TechCrunch: Google’s R&D division experiments with newsletters powered by Google Drive

TechCrunch: Google’s R&D division experiments with newsletters powered by Google Drive. “Following entries into the newsletter market from tech companies like Facebook and Twitter, Google is now experimenting with newsletters, too. The company’s internal R&D division, Area 120, has a new project called Museletter, which allows anyone to publish a Google Drive file as a blog or newsletter to their Museletter public profile or to an email list.”

“Facebook has always been where my audience was”: Meet some of the local journalists writing the first paid newsletters at Facebook (NiemanLab)

NiemanLab: “Facebook has always been where my audience was”: Meet some of the local journalists writing the first paid newsletters at Facebook. “I spent the past week talking to a handful of the local journalists who have partnered with Bulletin, and I found that while they’re aware of Facebook’s mixed history with publishers, they can’t help but be hopeful. Facebook has been responsive to their suggestions and requests, several writers told me, and the platform offers an enormous opportunity to reach local audiences where they’re already spending lots of time online.”

Arizona State University: Cronkite’s Southwest Health Reporting Initiative launches health newsletter

Arizona State University: Cronkite’s Southwest Health Reporting Initiative launches health newsletter. “The Cronkite School’s Southwest Health Reporting Initiative has launched a new monthly health newsletter that aims to start a conversation about — and spread awareness of — health disparities in underserved communities. The first issue of ‘Pathways to Equity’ was released this week with the goal of helping the Southwest Health Reporting Initiative expand its reach and access to its content.”

The Verge: Twitter is testing a newsletter subscription button on profile pages

The Verge: Twitter is testing a newsletter subscription button on profile pages. “Twitter is testing a feature that makes it even more enticing to use its recently acquired Revue newsletter platform: the ability to subscribe to a newsletter directly from a Twitter profile, without having to follow a link to a separate website. The feature can be enabled by all Revue newsletter writers, but the button is initially only being shown to a test group of Twitter users on Android and the web.”

TechCrunch: Facebook onboards another 31 newsletter writers on Bulletin

TechCrunch: Facebook onboards another 31 newsletter writers on Bulletin. “Late last month, Facebook announced Bulletin, its newsletter platform. Unlike Substack, Medium and other competitors, Bulletin hand-picks its writers to curate a more controlled platform, with stars ranging from Mitch Albom, whose book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ continues to break hearts in seventh grade English classes, to Queer Eye’s Tan France, who taught a generation of young people how to perfect their French tuck. Today, Facebook announced its first new wave of newsletter writers after its initial beta launch.”

Around the State: Standard digital archive project continues (Baptist Standard)

Baptist Standard: Around the State: Standard digital archive project continues. “More than 2,315 digitized issues of the Baptist Standard—including some dating back to 1920— now are accessible online here. The digital archives project is made possible through a partnership involving Baylor University Libraries, the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Baptist Standard Publishing, and it is funded through the gift of an anonymous donor.”

Axios: Facebook launches independent publishing platform “Bulletin”

Axios: Facebook launches independent publishing platform “Bulletin”. “It’s the latest feature Facebook has built to go after independent creators. It could also help Facebook’s user base stay better connected to its platform. Details: Bulletin is a standalone feature that includes tools for journalists to write and send newsletters they can share across the web and on Facebook. It also allows journalists to build websites.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Issues of the Georgia Bulletin, the weekly newspaper of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, are now available freely online on the Georgia Historic Newspapers website

Digital Library of Georgia: Issues of the Georgia Bulletin, the weekly newspaper of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, are now available freely online on the Georgia Historic Newspapers website. “In conjunction with our partners at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Georgia Bulletin (1963-1980) is now available for viewing at the Georgia Historic Newspapers website. These newspapers will contribute to a broader scholarship about Catholicism in Atlanta as well as in Georgia.”

Slashdot: Revue newsletter subscription buttons are coming to Twitter profiles

Slashdot: Revue newsletter subscription buttons are coming to Twitter profiles. “Twitter profiles will soon showcase a dedicated section for Revue-powered newsletters, making it easy for creators to market their newsletters to followers while similarly making it easy for followers to subscribe to newsletters. The upcoming feature was revealed today by Revue, which was acquired by Twitter back in January.”

Introducing The Collective: A newsletter for passing the mic on the path to equity (Poynter)

Poynter: Introducing The Collective: A newsletter for passing the mic on the path to equity. “As we approach the first anniversary of the racial reckoning in America’s newsrooms, the unique challenges of being a journalist of color continue. And who understands what we’re going through better than someone who has been through it themselves? That’s why we’re excited to launch The Collective, a newsletter that will come out on the last Wednesday of the month starting in April. We’re looking for fresh voices to elevate.”

The Verge: Facebook will court independent writers to its Substack competitor with paid deals

The Verge: Facebook will court independent writers to its Substack competitor with paid deals. “Facebook wants to be a part of the newsletter business, and it’s willing to pay for it. Axios reports today that the company will soon start testing its newsletter product, which will integrate with Pages. As part of that test, Facebook will also court writers, some of whom the company will pay.”