Nieman Lab→ A prayer for a humbler media

2021-12-06 It’s been a year for the books. It is no exaggeration to state that we are lucky to have the country still standing — limping but still standing. A mere 11 months ago, a mob of people were calling for Mike Pence’s hanging and the shooting of Spea …›

Nieman Lab→ Journalists embrace management opportunities — and train for them

2021-12-06 Journalism is not just the (beautiful) art of reporting, writing, and publishing. Successful journalists are now those who can develop and embrace their inner manager. Those who have developed the skills to write strong business plans and powerful elev …›

Nieman Lab→ Accessibility becomes more than an afterthought

2021-12-06 Click here to listen to an audio version of this prediction. On the heels of a waning-but-not-really-waning pandemic that forced the entire world to stay inside for months and come up with new ways of interacting with other people, more journalists and …›

Nieman Lab→ This is the year we all become climate reporters

2021-12-06 The devastating extreme weather events of 2021 woke up many newsrooms to the need to cover human-caused climate change in a sustained, multidisciplinary way. In short, it was a year in which publications realized they needed a climate reporter. Some, s …›

Nieman Lab→ Aid to publishers will be politicized

2021-12-06 Normally when I write these annual predictions, I stick my index finger in the air to guess which way the wind is blowing. But this year, I can actually see the future — because I’m already living it. Some context: Following in the footsteps of its …›

Nieman Lab→ It’s not about ‘dominating the industry’ — it’s about cooperation

2021-12-06 I was asked recently how I got into nonprofit work. I heard myself say it always starts with rebellion, followed by dissatisfaction, which gives way to hope. I am looking at a media future knowing we need to be master jugglers of all three. Rebellion p …›

MediaWell→ How the Wisdom of Crowds Could Fight Facebook’s Fact-Checking Problem | Time

2021-12-06 In 1907, statistician Francis Galton observed something strange at a county fair: Attendees were participating in a game where they guessed the weight of an ox, with the closest answer to the truth winning a prize. To Galton’s surprise, while the gu …›

MediaWell→ Depth and breadth: How news organisations navigate trade-offs around building trust in news | Reuters

2021-12-06 The global climate for journalism is challenging, if not outright hostile in some places, with little apparent signs of improvement any time soon. This year’s Reuters Institute Digital News Report (Newman et al. 2021) showed rising rates of conce …›

MediaWell→ Investigating Facebook: A Fractious Relationship with Academia | Financial Times

2021-12-06 Last March, Orestis Papakyriakopoulos, a researcher at Princeton University, applied to use a special data access tool that allows academics to do research on Facebook. His goal was to investigate political campaigning on the social network. T …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Fred Hiatt, Washington Post editorial page editor, dies at 66

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Doc Searls Weblog→ The gentle lawgiver

2021-12-06 This is about credit where due, and unwanted by the credited. In this case I speak of Kim Cameron, who passed last week and I remembered fondly in the last post. What I want to celebrate now is how an open and generous person in a giant company can u …›

Current→ NewsHour Productions takes over management of ‘Washington Week’

2021-12-06 WETA in Washington, D.C., is restructuring operations of two PBS news programs under its subsidiary. …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How Facebook is trying to navigate the news business in Canada

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Poynter→ What brought down Chris Cuomo? The same thing that brought down his brother.

2021-12-06 The character flaw that ended Chris Cuomo’s time at CNN is the same one that took down Andrew Cuomo as governor of New York. That attribute? Arrogance, the entitled belief […] The post What brought down Chris Cuomo? The same thing that brought …›

Poynter→ 75 public media stations selected for Digital Transformation Program

2021-12-06 WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 6, 2021) — Seventy-five public media stations have been selected to participate in the Digital Transformation Program, a virtual program developed by the Poynter Institute to educate, […] The post 75 public media …›

RJI→ How to verify videos

2021-12-06 Videos can present a difficult challenge for verification when you aren’t receiving them from a trusted source I’m constantly finding and experimenting with new tools for journalists that come across my desk. My current testing table includ …›

Current→ Pubmedia’s failure to retain people of color needs a closer look

2021-12-06 "Sometimes we decide not to ask questions when we’re afraid of what the answer may be. I suspect that may be the case when it comes to why people of color leave the industry." …›

MediaWell→ What is the Alliance for the Future of the Internet? | Protocol

2021-12-06 The White House is set to announce plans this week for its much-anticipated Alliance for the Future of the Internet, a bid to rally a coalition of democracies around a vision for an open and free web. But behind the scenes, digital rights advocates, …›

American Press Institute→ Need to Know: December 6, 2021

2021-12-06 Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism  OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Publisher Lee Enterprises received an unsolicited bid from hedge fund Alden Global Capital two weeks ago (Lee Enterprises) But …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Anti-media rhetoric and violence as the ‘French Trump’ launches his campaign

2021-12-06 Yesterday, Eric Zemmour, a far-right candidate in France’s presidential election, held his first official campaign rally in a suburb of Paris. According to Le Monde, around eleven thousand people showed up; addressing the crowd, Zemmour thanked the …›

Poynter→ Where’s Lara Logan?

2021-12-06 Lara Logan hasn’t been booked on Fox News and her show hasn’t appeared on Fox Nation since her controversial comments (on Fox News) last Monday comparing Dr. Anthony Fauci to […] The post Where’s Lara Logan? appeared first on Poynter. …›

Poynter→ The importance of queer visibility in religion reporting

2021-12-06 In 2014, Nicole Froio, a freelance journalist and researcher now based in Brazil, went to John McNeill’s home in Florida to interview him for the Miami Herald. McNeill was expelled […] The post The importance of queer visibility in religion rep …›

Poynter→ Could the omicron variant have come from rats?

2021-12-06 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 […] The post Could the omicron variant have come from rats? ap …›

Poynter→ COVID-19 vaccines are not gene therapy and a Forbes article doesn’t say they are

2021-12-06 After an opinion column was published by Forbes, glee emanated from people who believed it to prove an often-disproven claim: that COVID-19 vaccines are actually gene therapy. “Pretty sure I […] The post COVID-19 vaccines are not gene thera …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ BuzzFeed is now a publicly traded company

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ White supremacists are using Twitter’s new privacy rule against journalists

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Canadian news publishers expect to squeeze $100-150 million out of Google and Facebook

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The media treats Biden as badly as — or worse than — Trump. Here’s proof.

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Did a former New York Times reporter exploit musicians for his personal gain?

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Time to pull the plug on cable news

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ CNN fired Chris Cuomo

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Condé Nast knows faded glory is not in style

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Quartz is getting tougher with corporate PR people’s addiction to “on background”

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ This U.K. newspaper chain is closing two-thirds of its physical offices after nobody wanted to come back in

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Donald Trump’s new social media company says it’s raised “$1 billion” from investors, actual investors

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Mail Online is blaming “woke” Google execs on its mediocre SEO

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Lee Enterprises has rejected Alden Global Capital’s attempt to invade its board of directors

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