Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ Taxing The Internet To Bail Out Media Won’t Solve The Fundamental Problems Of The Media Business

2024-05-23 Hey Google, can you spare a few hundred million to keep Rupert Murdoch’s yacht afloat? That’s essentially what some legislators are demanding with their harebrained schemes to force tech companies to fund journalism. It is no secret that th …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ NPR dismissed a high-profile critique from within its ranks. Then it crumbled.

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Pew Research Center→ Methodology

2024-05-23 The American Trends Panel survey methodology Overview The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panel …›

Pew Research Center→ Acknowledgments

2024-05-23 This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals: Research team Carroll Doherty, Director, Political ResearchJocelyn Kiley, Associate Director, Political ResearchBaxter Oliphant, Senior ResearcherHannah …›

Pew Research Center→ 2. Top problems facing the U.S.

2024-05-23 Inflation and the affordability of health care top the public’s list of the biggest problems facing the country, with 62% of Americans describing inflation as a very big problem and 60% saying this about health care costs. Narrower majorities say tha …›

Pew Research Center→ 1. Views of the nation’s economy

2024-05-23 Fewer than a quarter of Americans (23%) currently rate the country’s economic conditions as excellent or good, while 36% say they are poor and about four-in-ten (41%) view conditions as “only fair.” While positive ratings of the economy have slow …›

Pew Research Center→ Public’s Positive Economic Ratings Slip; Inflation Still Widely Viewed as Major Problem

2024-05-23 Majorities of both Republicans and Democrats remain fearful about the state of the country. The post Public’s Positive Economic Ratings Slip; Inflation Still Widely Viewed as Major Problem appeared first on Pew Research Center. …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Media companies cutting deals with OpenAI is like “selling your house for firewood”

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Current→ How public media can help shape ethical AI voice technology

2024-05-23 Following the controversy over OpenAI's "Sky" voice, public media must aim to build tools that are imbued with cultural richness and represent all people while preserving cultural and traditional knowledge. The post How public media can help shape ethi …›

Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ Congress Wants A Magic Pony: Get Rid Of Section 230, Perfect Moderation, And Only Nice People Allowed Online

2024-05-23 The internet is the wild west! Kids are dying! AI is scary and bad! Algorithms! Addiction! If only there was more liability and we could sue more often, internet companies would easily fix everything. Once, an AI read my mind, and it’s scary. No one …›

Pew Research Center→ Appendix B: Vehicle-to-charger ratios for each state

2024-05-23 The post Appendix B: Vehicle-to-charger ratios for each state appeared first on Pew Research Center. …›

Pew Research Center→ Methodology

2024-05-23 American Trends Panel survey methodology The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do n …›

Pew Research Center→ Appendix A: Regression analyses

2024-05-23 The following table details the results of a series of statistical models predicting various measures related to people’s attitudes toward electric vehicles from a set of explanatory variables, or predictors. These models can be interpreted as estima …›

Pew Research Center→ Acknowledgments

2024-05-23 This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals: Primary Researchers Samuel Bestvater, Computational Social ScientistSono Shah, Associate Director, Data Labs Research Team Aaron Smith, Director, Data L …›

Pew Research Center→ Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in the U.S.

2024-05-23 64% of Americans live within 2 miles of a public electric vehicle charging station, and those who live closest to chargers view EVs more positively. The post Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in the U.S. appeared first on Pew Research Center. …›

Current→ RRC President Joanne Church dies at 75

2024-05-23 With her late husband Tom, Joanne Church "introduced audience research to public radio" by founding RRC in 1981. The post RRC President Joanne Church dies at 75 appeared first on Current. …›

Poynter→ Advice for old(er) journalists

2024-05-23 Most years around this time, there’s a Twitter thread or story offering advice to young journalists. After a few years with that group through the Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship, […] The post Advice for old(er) journalists appeare …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Masha Gessen will join The New York Times as an opinion columnist

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Columbia Journalism Review→ Some publishers fear that Google’s AI-powered search will be a catastrophe

2024-05-23 Whenever Google makes a change to its search product, it inevitably generates a lot of anxiety among news outlets, many of which rely on the revenue they get from traffic driven by the platform. But the response to the company’s most recent announcem …›

Poynter→ The Washington Post lays out an optimistic new strategy after grim financial numbers

2024-05-23 Washington Post publisher Will Lewis and other Post executives met with staff on Wednesday and laid out a strategy for the future. That’s because the recent past has been bleak […] The post The Washington Post lays out an optimistic new strateg …›

Poynter→ Was the upside down flag at Samuel Alito’s house illegal?

2024-05-23 Media reports that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s house displayed an upside-down American flag, a traditional sign of political dissent, after the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, set off […] The post Was the upside down flag at …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Licensing deals, litigation raise raft of familiar questions in fraught world of platforms and publishers

2024-05-22 In the past few weeks, News Corp, the Financial Times and Dotdash Meredith became the latest news organizations to strike licensing deals with OpenAI, while Axel Springer and Informa teamed up with Microsoft. Under the terms of the FT deal, financial d …›

Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ Why Jonathan Haidt’s ‘Protect The Kids’ Proposals Could Make Things Worse For Kids

2024-05-22 How much harm is done to children in the name of “protecting” them? Entirely too much. What if we drive them further into dangerous corners of the internet by cutting them off from their support networks? Since the release of Jonathan Haidt’s boo …›

Current→ Boston’s GBH lays off 31 staff due to $7M budget gap

2024-05-22 GBH is also suspending the shows "Greater Boston," "Talking Politics" and "Basic Black" but plans to “reinvent” them as digital-first programs, said CEO Susan Goldberg. The post Boston’s GBH lays off 31 staff due to $7M budget gap appeared first …›

PRX Official - Medium→ “Reveal” and PRX Win 2024 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Radio

2024-05-22 “The writers, photographers, artists, and producers who tell these stories are critical to preserving democracy and protecting human rights”Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights announced 2024 winners in the prestigious RFK Book and Journalism Awards. Th …›

Current→ Larry Bensky, correspondent and anchor for KPFA and Pacifica, dies at 87

2024-05-22 “Larry's brand of journalism — personality along with in-depth reporting — was a model for countless reporters and hosts coming up in the early days of community radio,” says Youth Radio founder Ellin O’Leary. The post Larry Bensky, correspo …›

American Press Institute→ Make the audience the star of political forums

2024-05-22 How to center your audience in your candidate forums  On June 27, President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump will face off on CNN for their first televised debate of the 2024 presidential election. One unusual step — there will be no live …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Q&A: Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala on reporting, imprisonment, and an attempted coup in the DRC

2024-05-22 On Sunday, Christian Malanga—an opponent of Felix Tshisekedi, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo—and a group of supporters that reportedly included three American citizens attacked the presidential palace in an attempted coup. Th …›

Poynter→ Israel seizes and then returns Associated Press broadcasting equipment

2024-05-22 In a brazen display of suppressing the media, Israeli officials briefly seized camera equipment belonging to The Associated Press on Tuesday. It also shut down an AP video feed showing […] The post Israel seizes and then returns Associated Press …›

Poynter→ Mike Johnson’s claim about noncitizens registering to vote at the DMV and ‘welfare’ offices is false

2024-05-22 U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson is promoting a bill that he says will ensure only U.S. citizens can vote. He says that although the practice is already banned, the government […] The post Mike Johnson’s claim about noncitizens registering to vo …›

Current→ Wife of lawmaker critical of Arkansas PBS joins network’s governing board

2024-05-21 Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced May 6 she had appointed Maria Sullivan to the Arkansas Educational Television Commission. The post Wife of lawmaker critical of Arkansas PBS joins network’s governing board appeared first on Current. …›

BuzzMachine→ Demote the doomsters

2024-05-21 This paper in Science on “managing extreme AI risks amid rapid progress” with 25 co-authors (Harari?) is getting quick attention. The paper leans heavily toward the AI doom, warning of “an irreversible loss of human control over AI systems …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ The public broadcasters facing tumult in Europe

2024-05-21 Early last month, Uri Berliner, a senior editor at NPR, published an essay in the Free Press in which he chided his own newsroom for drifting into what he saw as inflexible progressive orthodoxy in its coverage of everything from Hunter Biden’s lapto …›

Transom→ Safety First: Recording with Actors for an LGBTQ Story in Uganda

2024-05-21 I remember thinking: Uh, oh. We hired the wrong translator. I was in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro to be exact, reporting a story on pretrial detention — a netherworld between arrest and arraignment. In Rio and many places around the world, once someone …›

Poynter→ Behind the scenes of CBS News’ interview with Pope Francis

2024-05-21 CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell was hoping to just get in a few questions with Pope Francis in a rare interview. The pope ended up giving her an hour in what […] The post Behind the scenes of CBS News’ interview with Pope Francis appeared first o …›

Poynter→ How a Supreme Court case most people likely have never heard of is reshaping LGBTQ+ rights

2024-05-21 This spring, multiple federal government agencies announced changes to antidiscrimination policies for LGBTQ+ people at work, at the doctor and in the classroom. Around the same time, a federal court […] The post How a Supreme Court case most peo …›

Current→ Public eye on NPR spurred editorial additions, says Chapin

2024-05-20 With NPR in the news, questions circulated about what the network wanted to do and what would be helpful, said Editor in Chief Edith Chapin. The post Public eye on NPR spurred editorial additions, says Chapin appeared first on Current. …›

Current→ Comings and goings: GBH News GM Pam Johnston to step down, Radio Bilingüe announces staff changes …

2024-05-20 Pam Johnston has worked as GBH’s GM of news since 2020 after years of working for “Frontline.” The post Comings and goings: GBH News GM Pam Johnston to step down, Radio Bilingüe announces staff changes … appeared first on Current. …›

RJI→ Rethinking best practices for working with freelancers

2024-05-20 Extending organizational values to your freelance relationships Last month we shared The Appeal’s approach to working with incarcerated writers, whose contributions are essential to our newsroom’s mission of centering voices most impacted by th …›