Current→ Passport viewers get many more streaming options with infusion of APT shows

2021-09-17 A partnership between American Public Television and PBS will dramatically expand the catalog of programs available for streaming on PBS Passport and the PBS Video app. …›

MediaWell→ Research note: Understanding offline Covid-19 conspiracy theories: A content analysis of The Light “truthpaper” | HKS Misinformation Review

2021-09-17 This article explores the ways in which offline conspiracist material concerned with Covid-19 is presented and structured through a content analysis of The Light, a newspaper produced and distributed by activists in the U.K. Our analysis shows that …›

MediaWell→ Republicans Seek Pennsylvania Voters’ Personal Information in 2020 Review | The New York Times

2021-09-17 But election experts still expressed worries about the amount of personal information being requested and the security risks, both to voters and to the electoral process, that could come with such a transfer of information. Such risks have grown inc …›

MediaWell→ Facebook steps up fight against climate misinformation – but critics say effort falls short | The Guardian

2021-09-17 Facebook has announced new efforts to combat climate crisis misinformation on its platform, including by expanding its climate science center to provide more reliable information, investing in organizations that fight misinformation, and launching a …›

MediaWell→ The US government’s comic approach to information warfare | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

2021-09-17 Internet feeds swarm with cats and bots and trolls. Malicious posts, disguised on behalf of foreign agents trying to sow political and social chaos, compete for attention in comment threads, social media ads, and sophisticated Big Data-assisted influe …›

PRX Official - Medium→ Creating Meaningful Change Through Formalized Feedback

2021-09-17 The Sr. Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion shares how he is leading PRX in how we collect and act on feedback.In a speech delivered in 1967 called “The Other America,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, “a riot is the language of …›

Poynter→ How news organizations used automated news to cover COVID-19

2021-09-17 In a sense, COVID-19 could be the perfect story to automate. As the virus spread across the world at the beginning of 2020, governments and health authorities made a considerable amount of open-source data available to the public, such as the number of …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The New York Times’ morning newsletter has grown to more than 5 million daily readers. Now it’ll expand even further.

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Current→ KTNA GM to step down next year

2021-09-17 Corinne Smith has led the Alaska station since 2016. …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ The BBC, Piers Morgan, and the real cost of the British-media culture war

2021-09-17 Last month, the Mail on Sunday, a right-wing British tabloid, splashed an outraged headline about a media rival: “So much for the BBC’s impartiality promise!” Tim Davie, the BBC’s recently appointed director general, “said there would be no p …›

American Press Institute→ Need to Know: September 17, 2021

2021-09-17 TOP NEWS THIS WEEK A Wall Street Journal investigation found that graduate students with a master’s degree in journalism struggle to earn enough to make progress paying off their loans. At Northwestern University in particular, graduate students borr …›

Storyboard Posts – Nieman Storyboard→ How listening to foreign languages can enrich your writing

2021-09-17 It was while listening to a Tamil story on Spotify that the thought occurred to me: Listening to stories in vernacular Indian languages had changed my writing. Some of the influence came from the cadences of speech. Some came from how Tamil authors phr …›

Poynter→ Piers Morgan and Rupert Murdoch — a match made in, well, somewhere

2021-09-17 Well, here’s a shocker. (Yeah, that’s sarcasm.) Piers Morgan is going to work for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Media. I’ll give you a second to recover. Morgan, who walked away from ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” earlier this year after he was …›

Poynter→ Pfizer and Moderna press for booster shots. Will the FDA’s decision come today?

2021-09-17 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 it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. When a Food and Dr …›

Poynter→ If you’ve been vaccinated, what are the odds of a breakthrough COVID infection?

2021-09-17 Ample evidence shows that the COVID-19 vaccines dramatically reduce the risk of serious illness, but stories about breakthrough infections continue to spark fear among people who are vaccinated — and resistance among those who aren’t. President Joe …›

Nieman Lab→ True Genius: How to go from “the future of journalism” to a fire sale in a few short years

2021-09-16 Remember Genius? The startup that started out decoding rap lyrics (and named Rap Genius) but then wanted to create a new layer on top of the entire internet and “annotate the world”? The one that The Washington Post’s Chris Cilizza, …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Twitter’s restriction of New York Post article on Hunter Biden is lawful, FEC says

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Nieman Lab→ This study shows how people reason their way through echo chambers — and what might guide them out

2021-09-16 Preaching to the choir, shouting in an echo chamber — whatever your preferred metaphor is, a study published earlier this week in the Journal of the European Economic Association sheds some light on what may be happening when people are surrounded by …›

RJI→ Use audio to promote greater audience engagement

2021-09-16 Social media and smartphones have made it easier than ever for newsrooms to encourage,  and use, user-generated content.  However, much of the material solicited from what NYU Professor Jay Rosen has referred to as “the people formerly …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The murky world of undercover EU lobbying

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Current→ Cleveland’s Ideastream will grow radio audience with addition of WKSU to network

2021-09-16 Kent State University trustees approved Wednesday a public service operating agreement with Ideastream. …›

First Draft→ Vaccine skeptics seize on preprint study regarding myocarditis risk for teenage boys

2021-09-16 A preprint study published last week — which has not yet been peer reviewed — has caught the attention of vaccine skeptics over its findings that boys ages 12-15 without comorbidities were up to 6.1 times more likely to experience an adverse cardia …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ ABC News’ Averi Harper on diverse communities and political journalism’s post-Trump future

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ EU calls for better media safety

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Poynter→ People need dependable local news for a lot of reasons. One? Call it ‘the big pumpkin theory.’

2021-09-16 There’s a line in Tony Baranowski’s recent examination of community journalism that succinctly captures the value of local news. “(Julie) Bergman calls the basic human need for a dependable local news source ‘the big pumpkin theory,’” Bar …›

MediaWell→ Call for Proposals: “COVID-19 Recovery: Building future pandemic preparedness and understanding citizen engagement in the USA and UK” | The British Academy

2021-09-16 This programme invites UK and US-based researchers at any career stage, and active in any discipline within the humanities and social sciences, to submit proposals focused on UK-US vaccine engagement, including examples of community confidence and …›

MediaWell→ Forceful vaccine messages backfire with holdouts – how can it be done better? | The Conversation

2021-09-16 With the FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the continued surge of the delta variant, governments across the world have renewed their push to increase the number of vaccinated individuals by persuading the holdouts. On Sept. 9, 2021, Pre …›

MediaWell→ How Social Media Intensifies U.S. Polarization- and What Can Be Done About It | Tech Policy Press

2021-09-16 As a House select committee investigates the causes of the January 6 Capitol insurrection, requesting a variety of data from technology firms that propagated false claims about the election and whose products were used to facilitate the attack, a n …›

MediaWell→ Anti-Vax Covid Deathbed Videos Are Wildly Popular. They’re Also Disturbing. | The New Republic

2021-09-16 On July 18, Brytney Cobia, a physician in Birmingham, Alabama, took to Facebook to talk about caring for Covid-19 patients. “One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine,” Cobia wrote. “I hold their hand …›

MediaWell→ Misinformation is a global problem. One of the solutions might work across continents too. | Nieman Journalism Lab

2021-09-16 Is there something WEIRD about fact-checking? Much of the research about combating misinformation with fact-checking comes from experiments that looked at single countries in North America, Europe, and Australia. By over-relying on Western, educated, …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ News UK’s Times and Sunday Times are aiming for fewer, better told, stories to drive digital subscriptions

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The Cicero Independiente is punching holes in a Latino-majority Illinois town’s political discourse

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The New Statesman has a new “visual identity” – and plans for expanding globally

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Current→ Kansas City PBS boosts profile of digital Flatland platform with monthly TV show

2021-09-16 The half-hour show, also titled "Flatland," debuts Thursday with host D. Rashaan Gilmore. …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Brazil’s Senate and Supreme Court overturn Bolsonaro’s ban on removing social media posts

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ With growing investments and influence, Apple is set to reshape online advertising

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Google’s news licensing program, Google News Showcase, now available in Japan

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Poynter→ IFCN and Facebook will award $800K to fact-checkers fighting climate misinformation

2021-09-16 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2021) – Environmental disasters are increasing worldwide and will become more frequent and severe as a result of climate change, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization.  The Poynter I …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Journal series reveals concerns, inaction at Facebook

2021-09-16 In 2018, Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, said that the company was rolling out a significant change to the algorithm that governs its News Feed, in an attempt to encourage more users to interact with content posted by their …›

American Press Institute→ Need to Know: Sept. 16, 2021

2021-09-16 OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Buzzy social audio apps like Clubhouse tap into the age-old appeal of the human voice (Nieman Lab) But did you know: Clubhouse hires NPR veteran in effort to get more newsrooms to join its platform (CNN) Several newsro …›