Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ Multiple Former Twitter Employees Note That Musk’s New Favorite Tool, Polls, Are Easily Gamed By Bots

2022-12-02 Rolling Stone has a fun article quoting multiple former Twitter employees highlighting that polls are the least secure tool on the platform, and are regularly open to manipulation by bots: “Polls are more prone to manipulation than almost anything e …›

Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ UK Removes Most Censorial Aspect Of Online Safety Bill, But It’s Still Terrible For Speech & Privacy

2022-12-02 We’ve talked about the mess that is the UK’s Online Safety Bill a few times now, focusing mostly on the extremely serious concerns over requiring websites to take down “legal but harmful” speech, which is a ridiculous and imposs …›

Current→ WFAE union recognized by management

2022-12-02 Content staffers announced last month their intention to unionize. The post WFAE union recognized by management appeared first on Current. …›

Poynter→ International students walk a tightrope trying to get clips and work experience

2022-12-02 When Nayanika Guha arrived in New York City to start her journalism master’s at New York University in August, she thought that she would have to stop freelancing due to […] The post International students walk a tightrope trying to get clips a …›

American Press Institute→ Need to Know: December 2, 2022

2022-12-02 TOP NEWS THIS WEEK On Thursday, Gannett began another round of layoffs, with about 200 jobs expected to be cut. The company laid off 400 people in August. CNN also announced layoffs, and NPR has instituted a hiring freeze. (The New York Times, Bloomber …›

Storyboard Posts – Nieman Storyboard→ The mastery of Supreme Court reporting, Part IV: A range of possible outcomes

2022-12-02 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of four interviews with reporters who have made a specialty of covering the U.S. Supreme Court at a crucible time in the history of the Court and the press. By Trevor Pyle Associated Press reporter Mark Sherman has cove …›

Poynter→ A grim day in journalism as major cuts hit CNN and Gannett

2022-12-02 The feeling heading into Thursday was the layoffs at CNN and Gannett were going to be bad. Unfortunately, that feeling turned out to be true. We’ll get to Gannett in […] The post A grim day in journalism as major cuts hit CNN and Gannett appear …›

Poynter→ The federal student loan forgiveness program runs into another snag

2022-12-02 The Morning Meeting with Al Tompkins is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas worth considering and other timely context for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up […] The post The federal student loan forgiveness program r …›

Source→ Sincerely, Leaders of Color: You can’t hire your way out of a diversity problem

2022-12-02 By Marla Jones Newman (Background photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash) About this series: Sincerely, Leaders of Color is written for everyone in the journalism industry who cares about creating a more supportive environment for journalists …›

Poynter→ CNN lays off hundreds of staff

2022-12-01 CNN executed a round of layoffs Wednesday and Thursday, eliminating hundreds of positions including a number of on-air correspondents. Among those let go were politics reporter Chris Cillizza; correspondents Alexandra […] The post CNN lays off hu …›

Poynter→ Gannett initiates another round of layoffs, cutting its news division by 6%

2022-12-01 Gannett started another round of layoffs Thursday, just four months after the company terminated hundreds of employees. The layoffs, which will continue into Friday, are part of Gannett’s efforts to […] The post Gannett initiates another round …›

Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ Published Author Decries Feds Seizing Online Site Full Of Unauthorized Digital Books

2022-12-01 A few weeks ago the FBI and DOJ seized a bunch of domain names associated with Z-Library, an online repository of millions of unauthorized copies of ebooks. The DOJ also issued an indictment of the two Russian nationals (who were arrested in Argentina) …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ A Case Study: The relationship between a candidate and a ‘pink slime’ news network

2022-12-01 The objective of the “newspapers” that landed on Illinois voters’ doormats ahead of the midterm elections were far from subtle. They wanted to see Gov. J. B. Pritzker replaced by Republican challenger Darren Bailey. Carrying names suc …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The Recount, John Battelle and John Heilemann’s video news site, is “suspending operations”

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Pocket’s most-read stories of 2022

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Andreessen Horowitz’s tech publication, Future, is shutting down

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Current→ Survey finds noncommercial radio stations outpace commercial counterparts in newsroom diversity

2022-12-01 This year's RTDNA/Newhouse School at Syracuse University Survey survey found that 63.9% of noncommercial radio newsrooms surveyed had staffers of color. The post Survey finds noncommercial radio stations outpace commercial counterparts in newsroom dive …›

Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ Elon Musk Continues Along The Content Moderation Learning Curve, But Doesn’t Seem To Be Learning A Damn Thing

2022-12-01 You know, it was just a few weeks ago that we posted an open letter to Elon Musk laying out just some of the basics of speedrunning the content moderation learning curve. And, as people keep reminding me, he seems to be doing all the levels all at once …›

Poynter→ Twitter’s policy on misleading COVID-19 information is ‘no longer in effect’

2022-12-01 Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and misinformation from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network. Sign up here to receive it in your email every other Thursday. The latest issue of the saga we’re all tired […] The post …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Journalists near and far react to the journalism of ABC’s new show “Alaska Daily”

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Sympathy, and job offers, for Twitter’s misinformation experts

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How we follow climate change: Climate news use and attitudes in eight countries

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Guatemala’s investigative El Periodico newspaper stops print edition after the government arrests the paper’s president

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ It’s a(nother) big moment for U.S. soccer. Men in Blazers are here for it.

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ As Pittsburgh and Fort Worth strikes continue, newspaper owners seek scab labor

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Gannett starts another round of staff cuts

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Poynter→ As Pittsburgh and Fort Worth strikes continue, newspaper owners seek ‘scab’ labor

2022-12-01 The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Fort Worth Star-Telegram have been recruiting journalists to help break strikes at their respective papers. Unions representing editorial workers at both papers have launched open-ended strikes […] The post As Pitt …›

RJI→ Solidarity journalism: An alternative practice

2022-12-01 An inevitable result of arriving in a place where national media have swarmed a community is meeting weary and wary people reluctant to talk. They are understandably suspicious of our intentions. Sometimes journalists amplify certain voices over other …›

Current→ Nikki Swarn appointed KUVO GM

2022-12-01 Swarn will lead both KUVO and The Drop. The post Nikki Swarn appointed KUVO GM appeared first on Current. …›

Doc Searls Weblog→ Remembering Bill Swindaman

2022-12-01 That was Bill Swindaman on the last day I saw him: June 2nd of this year, at a gathering of friends from the best community I’ve ever known: a real one, of friends living in a place. The place was called Oxbow, and it was a collection of mismatc …›

American Press Institute→ Need to Know: December 1, 2022

2022-12-01 OFF THE TOP You might have heard: France fines Google $268M for adtech abuses and gets interoperability commitments (TechCrunch) But did you know: Adtech antitrust class damages claim filed against Google in UK — seeking up to $16.3 billion (TechCrun …›

Poynter→ Short film shines a light on the inequities of being “Black in the Newsroom”

2022-12-01 Elizabeth Montgomery and Collette Watson have a common goal: Equity in journalism. On Facebook, Montgomery, a former reporter at The Arizona Republic, was forthright about her shoddy pay at the […] The post Short film shines a light on the inequi …›

Storyboard Posts – Nieman Storyboard→ The mastery of Supreme Court reporting, Part III: Analysis and meaning over scoops

2022-12-01 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of four interviews with reporters who have made a specialty of covering the U.S. Supreme Court at a crucible time in the history of the Court and the press. By Trevor Pyle A witty and insightful examiner of the Supreme …›

Poynter→ Severe layoffs are underway at CNN

2022-12-01 Wednesday was a rough day for CNN. Today will be even worse. Long anticipated layoffs are underway. How bad is it? It’s being described as a “gut punch.” And that’s […] The post Severe layoffs are underway at CNN appeared first on Poynter. …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Q&A: South Africa’s muckraking Daily Maverick breaks the mold with a stirring climate anthem

2022-12-01 EACH MONTH, Covering Climate Now speaks with different journalists about their experiences on the climate beat and their ideas for pushing our craft forward. This week, we spoke with Branko Brkic, editor in chief of South Africa’s Daily Maverick. We …›

Poynter→ Congress moves to keep a railroad strike at bay

2022-12-01 The Morning Meeting with Al Tompkins is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas worth considering and other timely context for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up […] The post Congress moves to keep a railroad strike at ba …›

Nieman Lab→ The Washington Post launches a year in news à la Spotify Wrapped

2022-11-30 When Spotify Wrapped first launched in December 2016, the streaming company proved user data could be artfully transformed into an engaging product users would share. On Wednesday, the Washington Post launched its own personalized annual review that sh …›

Current→ Facing dip in sponsorship income, NPR cuts back on hiring

2022-11-30 NPR plans to make up a budget shortfall with a hiring freeze and cuts to discretionary spending. The post Facing dip in sponsorship income, NPR cuts back on hiring appeared first on Current. …›