Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ Google Tells Court That GOP Should Look At Its Own Email Practices Rather Than Blaming Gmail

2023-02-03 As we noted recently in reporting on the FEC dismissing the Republican’s laughably ridiculous complaint that Google was dumping their fundraising emails into the spam folder as an “in-kind contribution” to Democrats, there was still t …›

Current→ NPR’s State of the Union coverage aims to reach listeners who navigate the world in two languages

2023-02-03 “We are doing this para la gente,” says Erika Aguilar, EP of "Morning Edition." “That feels really good and gives you purpose.” The post NPR’s State of the Union coverage aims to reach listeners who navigate the world in two languages appear …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Journalism, co-founded by Nikole Hannah-Jones, will leave UNC-Chapel Hill

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Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ Elon Musk Is Running Scared From Mastodon; Cuts Off The Best Tool For Finding Your Twitter Followers There

2023-02-03 People keep claiming that Mastodon isn’t scaring Elon Musk, but it’s pretty clear that he’s worried about the exodus of people from Twitter. With his bizarrely short-sighted decision to end free access to the Twitter API, driving dev …›

Current→ Stations seek alternatives as ITVS plans to shut down OVEE platform

2023-02-03 ITVS will deactivate the streaming platform at the end of June. The post Stations seek alternatives as ITVS plans to shut down OVEE platform appeared first on Current. …›

Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ Utah Lawmakers Rushing Through Bills To Destroy The Internet… ‘For The Children’

2023-02-03 The evidence-free moral panic over social media keeps getting stupider, and when things get particularly stupid about the internet, you can pretty much rely on Utah politicians being there to proudly embrace the terrible ideas. The latest are a pair of …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Professor asks Gannett to donate the local newspaper to the J-school

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ “A eulogy for Gawker, the best and worst thing I ever made”

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ ChatGPT has more than 30 million users and is, for now, “a money pit”

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Reporting corruption in a time of war: The Ukrainian journalists’ dilemma

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Poynter→ Gannett ends online comments for a majority of its news sites

2023-02-03 Gannett ended online commenting for most of its news sites Wednesday, citing difficulties in dedicating staff to moderate comment sections. Some of Gannett’s larger outlets including the Detroit Free Press, […] The post Gannett ends online comm …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Publisher of Sports Illustrated and Men’s Journal now using AI to generate articles and story ideas

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American Press Institute→ Need to Know: February 3, 2023

2023-02-03 TOP NEWS THIS WEEK On Thursday, Elizabeth Green of Chalkbeat, Darryl Holliday of City Bureau and Mike Rispoli of Free Press published The Roadmap For Local News, a year-long research project that explores how “civic media” is improving the health o …›

American Press Institute→ API Inclusion Index cohort kicks off plans to improve the Pittsburgh news ecosystem

2023-02-03 Four newsrooms in Pittsburgh openly acknowledged their struggles to serve communities of color and dedicated themselves to concrete changes related to diversity and inclusion following a near-year-long project with the American Press Institute. API’s …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Where does Trump coverage go from here?

2023-02-03 In the fifties and sixties, announcers at Elvis Presley concerts had to tell fans that “Elvis has left the building,” lest they refuse to leave, hoping for an encore. The image evokes Donald Trump, who left the building two years ago and is despera …›

Poynter→ This newspaper doesn’t exist: How ChatGPT can launch fake news sites in minutes

2023-02-03 Michael Martinez, managing editor of the Suncoast Sentinel, is a foodie who loves jazz, volunteers at local homeless shelters and spends his days hiking in Florida’s state parks. One problem: […] The post This newspaper doesn’t exist: How Cha …›

Poynter→ AOC’s fiery speech, how to act these days and other media tidbits and links

2023-02-03 Here are must-check-out stories, media tidbits and links for your weekend review. Most interesting thing on C-SPAN on Thursday? New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, firing back at Republicans after […] The post AOC’s fier …›

Poynter→ 54% of gun deaths are suicides

2023-02-03 The Morning Meeting with Al Tompkins is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas worth considering and more timely context for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up […] The post 54% of gun deaths are suicides appeared first o …›

Poynter→ Videos of people ‘dropping suddenly’ aren’t related to COVID-19 vaccines

2023-02-03 “Died suddenly” has become shorthand for unfounded claims that COVID-19 vaccines were responsible for someone’s death. The words “dropped suddenly” elicits similar reactions on social media. “Why are people ‘dropping …›

Online Journalism Blog→ 9 способов найти историю в финансовых отчётах компаний

2023-02-03 Моя статья на русском здесь. 9 способов найти историю в финансовых отчётах компаний@paulbradshaw вместе со своими студентами собрал примеры, …›

Storyboard Posts | Nieman Storyboard→ A veteran newsman teaches writing through music

2023-02-03 By Chuck Haga The students file in and suddenly some remember the day’s assignment: Bring in a favorite song lyric, something with magic in the way words work together. Out come the phones and they search, trying to remember that song that took them …›

Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ OpenAI Wants To Help You Figure Out If Text Was Written By OpenAI; But What Happens When It’s Wrong?

2023-02-02 With the rise of ChatGPT over the past few months, the inevitable moral panics have begun. We’ve seen a bunch of people freaking out about how ChatGPT will be used by students to do their homework, how it will replace certain jobs, and other clai …›

Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ Elon’s New API Pricing Plan Seems Perfectly Designed… To Help Send More Users And Developers To Mastodon

2023-02-02 Huh. It had actually felt like quite some time since Elon Musk had last done something so stupid as to send a new bunch of users to Mastodon. But, apparently he can’t go that long without helping to do so. Last night, I had actually started work …›

Current→ Anthony Padgett will leave SCETV to lead WOSU Public Media

2023-02-02 Padgett will succeed Ronnie Agnew, who left the station last year after a brief tenure. The post Anthony Padgett will leave SCETV to lead WOSU Public Media appeared first on Current. …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Q&A: Washington Post climate editors talk global strategies for a global story

2023-02-02 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 the Washington Post’s climate and environment editor Zachary Goldfa …›

Current→ NPR’s Rachel Martin will step away from ‘Morning Edition’ for new project

2023-02-02 Martin is developing a project “in the realms of religion, spirituality, and meaning.” The post NPR’s Rachel Martin will step away from ‘Morning Edition’ for new project appeared first on Current. …›

Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ Trump Files Ridiculous Copyright Lawsuit Over Bob Woodward’s Audio Book

2023-02-02 Believe it or not, there are some interesting, if confusing, unsettled copyright law questions regarding interviews. A few times in the past we’ve written about the subjects of interviews claiming copyright over those interviews (or the estate …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ CNET pushed reporters to be more favorable to advertisers, staffers say

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Poynter→ Could ChatGPT supercharge false narratives?

2023-02-02 ChatGPT, a new artificial intelligence application by OpenAI, has captured the imagination of the internet. Some have suggested it’s the largest technological advancement in modern history. In a recent interview, […] The post Could ChatGPT supe …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Houston Landing, a nonprofit news outlet, will launch this spring

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Chris Cilizza: “Come 2024, I will be casting the first ballot of my life”

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Twitter is ending free access to its API

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ A burst pipe at Third World Press has shed light on the precarious situation many Black publishers are in

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Can a state organization charge $44,000 for emails? A lawsuit may answer that question.

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Nieman Lab→ The future of local news is “civic information” — not “declining legacy systems,” new report says

2023-02-02 A WhatsApp group that gives immigrants information on social services. An analysis of the bus lines in Detroit, conducted in partnership with Detroit residents. An online memorial for New Yorkers who died of Covid-19. Local residents documenting public …›

Current→ Comings and goings: NPR appoints VP, WAMU hires COO …

2023-02-02 NPR named Adrienne Brown VP of development operations and services. The post Comings and goings: NPR appoints VP, WAMU hires COO … appeared first on Current. …›

Nieman Lab→ Is text-generating AI an industry killer or just another wave of hype?

2023-02-02 If you have been reading all the hype about the latest artificial intelligence chatbot, ChatGPT, you might be excused for thinking that the end of the world is nigh. The clever AI chat program has captured the imagination of the public for its ability …›

PRX Official - Medium→ PRX Welcomes Four Creative Teams to the PRX Big Questions Project, A Podcast Development Program

2023-02-02 PRX Welcomes Four Creative Teams to the PRX Big Questions Project, A Podcast Development Program At the Intersection of Scientific, Philosophical, and Spiritual LifeParticipants will receive $35,000 in funding and will work with PRX Productions to prod …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Harvard misinformation expert Joan Donovan forced to leave by Kennedy School dean, sources say

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