Hot Pod News→ Insider August 11, 2022 — Oprah sues a fan podcast

2022-08-11 Hi everyone, Jake here again. I’ve been having a blast this week working on some things for our upcoming Hot Pod Summit LA (more details TBD!) and diving back into the writing side of the newsletter. Today, we’ve got a big story about one of t …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ A tale of two local news sites

2022-08-11 …›

Current→ OPB union members picket as contract negotiations stretch into fourth month

2022-08-11 The members say that raises and a stipend given to nonunion employees are among the issues at stake. …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ “Call it a self-imposed term limit”: Why media critic Margaret Sullivan is leaving The Washington Post

2022-08-11 …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ For ransomware gangs, journalists are another tool of the trade

2022-08-11 …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ In search of 90 miles of news, a reporter hits the Appalachian Trail

2022-08-11 …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ “Not even Orwell could have dreamed up a country like this”: Journalists forced to flee Nicaragua en masse

2022-08-11 …›

Current→ Former Va. lieutenant governor sues New York Public Radio for defamation

2022-08-11 A NYPR spokesperson told Current that Justin Fairfax’s complaint “is completely without merit.” …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Right-wing media embraces AIDS-era homophobia in monkeypox coverage

2022-08-11 …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Americans see misleading info daily in search results. So Google is making changes

2022-08-11 …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Facebook begins testing default end-to-end encryption on Messenger

2022-08-11 …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The maddening coverage of the Mar-a-Lago search

2022-08-11 …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Russian anti-war protest journalist Marina Ovsyannikova faces criminal charges

2022-08-11 …›

Storyboard Posts | Nieman Storyboard→ Unlearning old-school lessons from a J-school education

2022-08-11 Two months into my just-the-facts-ma’am, inverted pyramid life as a novice reporter assigned to cover every commission had that ever been formed anywhere in any municipality on Earth at any time (planning, zoning, parking, library, arts, historic pre …›

Nieman Lab→ The Kansas City Defender is a nonprofit news site for young Black audiences across the Midwest

2022-08-11 Most news outlets don’t organize basketball park takeovers. The Kansas City Defender is not like most outlets. Established in July 2021 by Ryan Sorrell, 27, who grew up in the greater Kansas City area, The Kansas City Defender team prides itself on …›

Nieman Lab→ Cable news has a much bigger effect on America’s polarization than social media, study finds

2022-08-11 The past two election cycles have seen an explosion of attention given to “echo chambers,” or communities where a narrow set of views makes people less likely to challenge their own opinions. Much of this concern has focused on the rise of social …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ The maddening coverage of the Mar-a-Lago search

2022-08-11 “Garland vowed to depoliticize Justice. Then the FBI raided Trump’s safe.” That was how the Washington Post chose to headline a story on Tuesday, one day after federal law enforcement searched Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in apparent con …›

Online Journalism Blog→ VIDEO: Transmedia journalism

2022-08-11 Transmedia storytelling is the process of telling a story across multiple platforms. Henry Jenkins coined the term when he noticed how different stories from a single ‘story world’ were being distributed between films, animated shorts, comic book …›

The Journalist's Resource→ What’s standard deviation? 4 things journalists covering research need to know

2022-08-11 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email If you’re a journalist who reads academic research, you’ve likely seen the term “standard deviation” many times. If you’re not sure what it means or how to explain it to audiences, keep reading be …›

American Press Institute→ Need to Know: August 11, 2022

2022-08-11 OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Buying Wordle brought ‘tens of millions of new users’ to The New York Times (The Verge) But did you know:  ‘Puzzles pair well with reading the news’: Why news outlets are getting into games (again) (Nieman Lab …›

Poynter→ An important media voice is leaving The Washington Post

2022-08-11 One of the real giants in media — especially media coverage — is adding another new chapter to her impressive career. Unfortunately, it’s sad news for those of us who […] The post An important media voice is leaving The Washington Post appe …›

Poynter→ Can Donald Trump run for president if charged and convicted of removing official records?

2022-08-11 The FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate raises questions about whether a statute that bans the removal of official records could bar Trump from running for president […] The post Can Donald Trump run for president if …›

Poynter→ Survey says: Large majority think they see misinformation online every week

2022-08-11 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Aug. 11, 2022) – Sixty-two percent of respondents across generations think they see false or misleading information online weekly, according to a new study conducted by the […] The post Survey says: Large majority thin …›

NYT Open - Medium→ How The New York Times Uses Machine Learning To Make Its Paywall Smarter

2022-08-10 Illustration by Mathieu LabrecqueThe New York Times launched its paywall in March 2011, beginning its journey as a subscription-first news and lifestyle service. Since its inception, this “metered” access service has been designed so that nonsubscr …›

Current→ ‘Intelligence Squared Debates’ expands to deliver weekly episodes

2022-08-10 A decision to rethink the format gave producers flexibility to create episodes on hotly debated, timely topics. …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Russia is rerouting internet traffic in occupied Ukrainian territories to block news websites

2022-08-10 …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ About 67% of American teens use TikTok — and 16% report using it “almost constantly”

2022-08-10 …›

American Press Institute→ Guiding people to practical information: Key takeaways from experiments in ‘service journalism’

2022-08-10 Service journalism is having a moment. Newsrooms large and small are discovering — and in some cases, rediscovering — that they can find traction in giving consumers practical information, on subjects ranging from voting to student debt to COVID-19 …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ On watching the Alex Jones trial with an ex-Infowars staffer

2022-08-10 …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The satirical site Reductress has been acquired

2022-08-10 …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ A former Twitter employee was found guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia after passing on private user info

2022-08-10 …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ BuzzFeed’s stock has dropped roughly 50% in price over the past six months

2022-08-10 …›

RJI→ POY Asia launches first-ever photo exhibition, ‘Show truth with a camera,’ in Seoul, South Korea

2022-08-10 POY Asia, an official program of the prestigious Pictures of the Year International (POY) competition held by the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism, has concluded its second year of competition. But even after honoring …›

MediaWell→ How Tor Is Fighting—and Beating—Russian Censorship | WIRED

2022-08-10 For years, the anonymity service Tor has been the best way to stay private online and dodge web censorship. Much to the ire of governments and law enforcement agencies, Tor encrypts your web traffic and sends it through a chain of computers, making …›

MediaWell→ A Cyberattack Illuminates the Shaky State of Student Privacy | The New York Times

2022-08-10 At a moment when education technology firms are stockpiling sensitive information on millions of school children, safeguards for student data have broken down. The software that many school districts use to track students’ progress can reco …›

MediaWell→ Hidden Harms: The Misleading Promise of Monitoring Students Online | Center for Democracy and Technology

2022-08-10 The pressure on schools to keep students safe, especially to protect them physically and support their mental health, has never been greater. The mental health crisis, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and concerns about the incr …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Talib Kweli is suing Jezebel for “emotional distress”

2022-08-10 …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ What’s left of the Greensboro News & Record after years of media-conglomerate cuts?

2022-08-10 …›

Nieman Lab→ Doing a little word puzzle as the world burns

2022-08-10 So, every morning, I turn to the puzzles. First, I solve Wordle. Then, I open up the Spelling Bee. My goal is to find the pangram and every possible word I can before I open up the New York Times app and read the daily Spelling Bee article for the hint …›