Hot Pod News→ Insider May 13, 2022 — The iPod is dead — long live the podcast

2022-05-16 I am not sure what you were doing in 2005, but a 15-year-old Ariel Shapiro was spending a lot of time being moody in the woods listening to The Shins on a turquoise iPod Mini. When I moved on from it (how fickle youth are!!), my dad used it for another …›

Hot Pod News→ Insider May 12, 2022 – Big moves at Spotify

2022-05-16 Apologies for the late send, readers. Spotify issued details on its podcast business reorganization and ya girl had to motor. More on that below, plus the inescapable encroachment of true crime. I myself don’t care for tales of grizzly murder (give m …›

Nieman Lab→ Factchequeado launches to combat misinformation in Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S.

2022-05-16 Last month, Factchequeado launched as a way to address misinformation in Latino and Spanish-speaking communities in the United States. Founded by Laura Zommer of Chequeado in Argentina and Clara Jiménez Cruz of Maldita.es in Spain (both are fact-check …›

The Journalist's Resource→ Economic research resurfaces debate about the link between legalized abortion and crime reduction

2022-05-16 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email This article was originally published in May 2019. We have updated it in the context of recent reporting revealing a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and subsequent news coverage …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ After a risqué detour, literary magazine The Believer will return to McSweeney’s

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Nieman Lab→ What’s working for local TV stations on Facebook? Posting early, killing hashtags, skipping sports

2022-05-16 In a typical American city, the local daily newspaper is the outlet producing the most news day after day. But that doesn’t mean it’s the most popular outlet — a local TV station will often edge it out in terms of digital audience. And on …›

Poynter→ How a bigshot writing coach beats writer’s block

2022-05-16 It might give you comfort to learn that America’s friendliest writing coach on occasion succumbs to writer’s block. On a rare occasion, he refers to himself in the third person, […] The post How a bigshot writing coach beats writer’s block …›

Storyboard Posts – Nieman Storyboard→ Packing a punch in a few words

2022-05-16 If you want to see some creative short-form storytelling, you can skip right past Twitter and TikTok and head straight to the news. Newspapers, news sites, TV news — any with cred are running images of demonstrations rising up in protest of the expec …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Pollsters are making big changes after two straight presidential election misses

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Jelani Cobb will be the next dean of Columbia Journalism School

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Your hotel room TV will soon know that you’re looking to buy a new blender

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ After the Buffalo shooting livestream, social platforms are facing questions

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Why do newspapers keep running climate change and heatwave photos that make them seem…fun?

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How fake news used to work

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Democracy is at stake in the midterms. The media must convey that.

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ A dark week for journalism: Four reporters were killed around the world, in Mexico, Chile, and Israel

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RJI→ Tracking inclusionary zoning developments with Flourish

2022-05-16 We helped Atlanta Civic Circle create a map that incorporates multiple points of information for readers I recently spent time working with Atlanta Civic Circle to create a map tracking developments that have inclusionary zoning units in Atlanta. T …›

Current→ How public media can make good on its commitment to diversity

2022-05-16 The seminal research initiative Audience 88 shaped programming for more than 30 years. It’s time for a new vision. …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ “Courageous,” “prescient,” “sweeping”: These are the increasingly flowery adjectives of the Pulitzer Prizes

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How Hollywood and the media fueled the political rise of J.D. Vance

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Columbia Journalism Review→ The Buffalo shooting and the tangled roots of hate

2022-05-16 Kat Massey was a visible figure in Buffalo, New York. A longtime civil-rights advocate who was active in various local causes, she also contributed articles to the Criterion and the Challenger, two Black newspapers in the city, the latter of which was …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Data the dog: Twitter turns its privacy policy into an old-school video game

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Elon Musk says Twitter’s legal team told him he violated an NDA

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The new chairman of GB News has a history of denying climate change

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The U.S. secretly subpoenaed a Guardian reporter’s phone records

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American Press Institute→ Need to Know: May 16, 2022

2022-05-16 OFF THE TOP You might have heard: How Tucker Carlson stoked white fear to conquer cable (The New York Times) But did you know: Conservative media is familiar with Buffalo suspect’s alleged ‘theory’ (The Washington Post) The “great replacement t …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The social media giants are “working against” journalists, the BBC’s digital director says

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MediaWell→ How vaccine misinformation made the COVID-19 death toll worse | NPR

2022-05-16 As the U.S. nears one million deaths from COVID-19, analysis finds nearly a third of those deaths could have been prevented — if people had been vaccinated. […] Source: How vaccine misinformation made the COVID-19 death toll worse | NPR …›

Poynter→ What role did right-wing media play in the Buffalo shooting?

2022-05-16 It was a hate crime. It was not isolated. And it will happen again. An 18-year-old man opened fire Saturday at a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo. […] The post What role did right-wing media play in the Buffalo shootin …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Conservative media is very familiar with the Buffalo mass shooter’s racist “theory”

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Poynter→ The staggering $163 billion in pandemic unemployment waste and fraud

2022-05-16 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 The staggering $163 billion in pandemic unemploym …›

Poynter→ Making homemade baby formula is not safe or recommended

2022-05-16 As people grapple with America’s infant formula shortage, some social media users have started sharing homemade recipes, telling frantic parents who can’t find food for their babies that they can make […] The post Making homemade baby formul …›

MediaWell→ How a Tennessee Nurse Unwittingly Became the Face of an Anti-Vax Campaign | On The Media

2022-05-16 On this week’s show, we share an excerpt of a new podcast hosted by friend-of-the-show and NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny. The podcast follows one the the most viral and lingering conspiracy theories to come out of the pandemic. It all started …›

MediaWell→ How Eutelsat, a French Satellite Operator, Helps Keep Russia’s TV Propaganda Machine Online | WIRED

2022-05-16 Not long after Russia steamrolled into South Ossetia in 2008, effectively annexing the territory of its southern neighbor, a group of Georgians banded together to set up a new Russian-language television station, a voice independent of the Kremlin: …›

MediaWell→ Behind Fake-Account Issue That Elon Musk Cited in Calling Twitter Deal ‘On Hold’ | The Wall Street Journal

2022-05-16 Elon Musk’s tweet saying his planned Twitter Inc. acquisition was on hold put the spotlight on questions about fake accounts, which have vexed social-media platforms for years. Mr. Musk, the chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., said in a tweet e …›

Poynter→ Alma Matters says goodbye for the summer — with a list of resources for the fall

2022-05-15 We’ve covered a lot of ground in this newsletter over the past academic year. I shared with you photos of college newsrooms in my cross-country journalism trips. We discussed strategies […] The post Alma Matters says goodbye for the summer — …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Columbia’s Jelani Cobb: ‘Everything is on the table’

2022-05-13 CJR · Columbia’s Jelani Cobb: ‘Everything is on the table’   The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism announced today that Jelani Cobb will be its new dean. Cobb is a professor at the school, a staff writer at The New Yorker, an author, a …›

MediaWell→ Elon Musk could roll back social media moderation – just as we’re learning how it can stop misinformation

2022-05-13 The US$44 billion (£36 billion) purchase of Twitter by “free speech absolutist” Elon Musk has many people worried. The concern is the site will start moderating content less and spreading misinformation more, especially after his announcement th …›

MediaWell→ Abortion Misinformation Surges on Facebook, Twitter After Leak | Bloomberg

2022-05-13 Conspiracy theorists have latched on to the debate over US abortion rights on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok, leading to a spike in misinformation around what is already one of the most politically-charged topics online — and signaling the …›