RJI Stories→ RJI Fellow to develop data-journalism unit for smaller scale nonprofit newsroom

2020-07-10 Grist Data Strategist Clayton Aldern is spending a fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute exploring how easily he can develop a data-journalism unit at his smaller, nonprofit newsroom. …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Fox News got a big boost on YouTube from an algorithm change

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Ziwe Fumudoh asks: ‘How many Black people do you know?’

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Foreign journalists working for U.S. government broadcasters may lose their visas

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Amazon is making its employees delete TikTok from their phones, calling it a security risk

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Hot Pod News→ Insider: July 10, 2020

2020-07-10 Subscribe to Hot Pod Insider to read on. And if you’re already a paid subscriber, log into your account! …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ The rise of the protest-aggregators

2020-07-10 The size and ubiquity of the Black Lives Matter protests that sprung up in the wake of George Floyd’s murder are unprecedented. Along with the demonstrations, we’ve gotten a new social media subgenre: protest aggregation. First, in May, there was @ …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Authentic Brands, the owner of Sports Illustrated’s IP, is re-examining The Maven’s license to operate SI’s media business

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Brent Jones joins The Wall Street Journal masthead as the editor of culture, training and outreach

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Journalism’s slush fund parasites

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Current→ 6 overlooked tweaks to please your classical listeners

2020-07-10 Success is in the details. These straightforward adjustments to your station might make your sound more appealing. …›

NYT Open - Medium→ Meeting… Tiffany Peón, Senior Software Engineer

2020-07-10 Illustration by Claire Merchlinsky“Meeting…” is an ongoing series from NYT Open that features New York Times employees from different corners of the company. In this installment, we meet Tiffany Peón, a senior software engineer on NYT Cooking.W …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Apple is still betting on AR as its next big platform

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Columbia Journalism Review→ Great escape: Nicholson Baker lets YouTube take the wheel

2020-07-10 When Nicholson Baker first fell in love with YouTube, it was for its “outpouring of human miscellany” and “first person journalism.” But when CJR asked him to write about YouTube as a purveyor of political information, he stumbled upon a differ …›

Nieman Lab→ First Draft launches a text message course to help inoculate users against U.S. election misinformation

2020-07-10 Sensing (correctly) that people are fatigued with online trainings, First Draft has rolled out “Protection from deception,” a free two-week text message course to help people prepare for election misinformation ahead of November. The course …›

Nieman Lab→ One group that’s really benefitted from Covid-19: Anti-vaxxers

2020-07-10 “Continuing narratives that coronavirus is not as dangerous as portrayed.” The Computational Propaganda Project at the Oxford Internet Institute is publishing “weekly briefings about the spread of coronavirus information across multip …›

Nieman Lab→ Margaret Sullivan has written a brisk and useful guide to the horrifying decline of local news

2020-07-10 What’s happened to local news in our medium-size city north of Boston is a story that could be told in hundreds of communities across the country. The first time we lived here, in the early 1980s, we were served by a vibrant, locally owned daily …›

American Press Institute→ Need to Know: July 10, 2020

2020-07-10 OFF THE TOP  You might have heard: Nearly one in 10 Americans age 18 to 29 have moved as a result of COVID-19 (Pew Research) But did you know: Young adults think that we’re not making a big enough deal about COVID-19 (Pew Research Center) Nearly one …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Joy Reid and Shep Smith move to 7pm

2020-07-10 In October, Shep Smith suddenly walked off air and out of Fox News for good. He had reportedly grown frustrated by the latitude afforded the network’s opinion hosts, and had recently had a spat with Tucker Carlson. In March, Chris Matthews echoed the …›

Poynter→ How the media covered two pandemics — COVID-19 and systemic racism

2020-07-10 Only one thing proved able to stop news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, or at least allow outlets to focus on a different type of story — the revitalization of a movement to stop another pandemic that has long plagued this country: systemic rac …›

Poynter→ Dozens of foreign national Voice of America correspondents won’t have their visas extended

2020-07-10 The Poynter Report is our daily media newsletter. To have it delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here. Good morning, everyone. Tom Jones is on vacation, but the team at Poynter is keeping tabs on the latest media news and analysis. Here’s w …›

Poynter→ Is this the column of the year on issues of race in America?

2020-07-10 When a friend sent me a New York Times column by Caroline Randall Williams, a poet from Nashville, I responded that it was written in the voice of an angel and a prophet. I praise many pieces of writing, but not many move me to play the angel/prophet c …›

Poynter→ How the media business can build more trust during the coronavirus pandemic

2020-07-10 With a dizzying amount of information being reported and amplified during the pandemic, it’s no surprise that roughly half of Americans say that they do not trust traditional news sources to deliver information about COVID-19 accurately. They were ev …›

Poynter→ It’s back-to-school sale season, but spending might look different this year

2020-07-10 Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. Retailers have a l …›

Storyboard Posts Archive | Nieman Storyboard→ Four questions mine for bottomless wisdom

2020-07-10 During the 15 years that Chip Scanlan taught writing workshops at the Poynter Institute, he wrote a popular column called “Chip on Your Shoulder.” Searching Poynter’s archives takes some work, but you can find a lot of that wisdom sto …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Facebook cannot separate itself from the hate it spreads

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ I’m leaving Sleeping Giants, but not because I want to

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Slate Star Codex and Silicon Valley’s war against the media

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ For Black women in media, a “dream job” is a myth

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ “Journalists: What is the best reporting advice you’ve gotten during your career?”

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Are true-crime podcasts ready for the #DefundthePolice era?

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Younger adults differ from older ones in perceptions of news about Covid-19 and George Floyd protests

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Columbia Journalism Review→ For Facebook, a boycott and a long, drawn-out reckoning

2020-07-09 Mark Zuckerberg and Noam Chomsky are strange bedfellows in this political moment, but both found themselves on the same side this week in resisting so-called cancel culture. While Zuckerberg refused to make changes to Facebook’s policies towards misi …›

Poynter→ Through Poynter’s VidSpark program, WGBH News launches a social TV game show to engage Generation Z voters in the democratic process

2020-07-09 ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 8, 2020) – In partnership with the Poynter Institute, WGBH News today launches “Internet Expert,” a social TV game show designed to engage Generation Z voters in the democratic process. The project is part of Poynter’s …›

Nieman Lab→ Four lessons from a new generation of Instagram editors in local newsrooms

2020-07-09 This summer, 22 college seniors and recent graduates joined local newsrooms as Instagram editors as part of a joint fellowship between the Facebook Journalism Project and the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. Most — …›

Poynter→ Watch out for COVID-19 hoaxes that suggest technologies misuse your personal data 

2020-07-09 One of the most important symptoms of COVID-19 is low oxygenation. To measure the amount of O2 in a human’s blood, scientists have developed the oximeter, a small device that resembles a clothespin and is now being sold everywhere. When a patient …›

RJI Stories→ Newsroom Notes: Leading through uncertainty

2020-07-09 What does Ulysses Grant have to do with being a newsroom leader? Read on. …›

Hot Pod News→ Insider: Spotify strikes $20 million podcast advertising partnership with Omnicom

2020-07-09 Subscribe to Hot Pod Insider to read on. And if you’re already a paid subscriber, log into your account! …›

Nieman Lab→ Giving thanks isn’t just for Turkey Day: It’s also a way to retain your users

2020-07-09 As the father of a five-year-old, I probably spend more time than most talking about the importance of saying “thank you” to people who do something nice. But saying thanks isn’t just about avoiding awkward scenes in grocery stores …›