Current→ ‘Takeaway’ host Tanzina Vega resigns

2021-07-23 Melissa Harris-Perry will be the radio show's interim host through the end of the year. …›

Hot Pod News→ Insider: July 23, 2021 — A First-Look Deal, Doctors and Pods, And We’re Your Hosts… of Dope Labs

2021-07-23 Quick correction: Nick here, butting in for a bit. In my piece yesterday on Substack’s deal with Booksmart, I noted that part of the brouhaha that sparked around the newsletter-publishing platform was rooted in them striking “Pro deals” with fair …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ The Local Live(s) project humanizes reporters by putting them onstage

2021-07-23 The Local Live(s) project launched amid the pandemic, partnering with newsrooms to host live online events in which journalists talk about their work. Last year, the group worked with six newsrooms to hold ten live events; this year, they’ll expand t …›

First Draft→ 
The difficulty of assessing misinformation agents’ true impact

2021-07-23 This week, after President Joe Biden, scolded by Facebook, walked back his claim that the platform is “killing people” by hosting Covid-19  misinformation, the focus has shifted to the so-called “Disinformation Dozen.” But is that where th …›

MediaWell→ Why ‘misinformation’ is the wrong label with vaccine hesitancy | TheHill

2021-07-23 Vaccine hesitancy is an increasing problem at a time when, with the emergence of the highly contagious delta variant, compliance is more important than ever. As our leaders and public health experts struggle to find the best way to promote compliance, …›

MediaWell→ Review: Why Facebook can never fix itself | MIT Technology Review

2021-07-23 The Facebook engineer was itching to know why his date hadn’t responded to his messages. Perhaps there was a simple explanation—maybe she was sick or on vacation. So at 10 p.m. one night in the company’s Menlo Park headquarters, he brought up h …›

MediaWell→ Who’s Winning the War Between Biden and Facebook? Fox News | WIRED

2021-07-23 “All my research is on things that social media platforms can do to make things better,” said David Rand, a professor at MIT and one of the authors of the study testing the impact of Trump praising vaccines. “But I think TV and radio, particul …›

Current→ Comings and goings: Stacey Libbrecht returns to PBS as VP, NPR adds reporters …

2021-07-23 Libbrecht started her career with PBS in 1996 and has also worked for Starz. …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ The COVID Olympics get underway

2021-07-23 The Olympic Games officially open today. Thousands of people, including journalists, have faced a gauntlet of health restrictions to gain access to Tokyo, where COVID-19 cases recently spiked. Before leaving their home countries, reporters were asked t …›

Poynter→ The Olympics are finally here … for now

2021-07-23 After a year’s delay because of COVID-19, the Tokyo Olympic Games kick off in earnest today with the opening ceremony. And now we all hold our breath. Even as the games are just starting, there are concerns they won’t be completed because of COVID- …›

Poynter→ Governments created an informational black hole for Indigenous communities and COVID-19

2021-07-23 We may never know how many American Indians or Alaska Natives died of COVID-19. The Indian Health Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is not keeping track. The Centers for Disease Control cannot tell us. And some st …›

Poynter→ How HuffPost Canada’s digital impact and untimely demise changed Canadian news media

2021-07-23 Mel Woods found out they no longer had a job from a group chat. The Vancouver-based journalist was working as HuffPost Canada’s only worker in the western region of the country, covering viral and trending stories as an associate editor, up until the …›

MediaWell→ YouTube pulls Jair Bolsonaro videos for Covid-19 misinformation | The Guardian

2021-07-23 YouTube has removed videos from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s channel for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, becoming the latest tech giant to pull his statements about the pandemic. YouTube said in a press release th …›

Poynter→ Vaccines are just as effective against the delta variant, as long as it’s a full dose

2021-07-23 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. Let’s start with …›

Poynter→ President Biden exaggerated the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines during a CNN town hall

2021-07-23 President Joe Biden exaggerated when he spoke about the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine during a CNN town hall. “You’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations,” Biden said. It is rare for people who are fully vac …›

First Draft→ VAERS: How to stop misinformation related to the US vaccine database

2021-07-23 If you live outside the United States, you might not be familiar with the country’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. It’s highly likely, though, that Covid-19 vaccine mis- and disinformation with roots in the sprawling database has spread to …›

Current→ KPFK hires Miquel Calçada as GM

2021-07-22 Calçada was hired at KOPN in January. …›

NYT Open - Medium→ Who Owns That Application? Check the Catalog

2021-07-22 How the New York Times Engineering team built an application catalog to keep track of our software systems.Illustration by Fanny LuorBy Thilak Subramanian and Shesh PatelWhen The New York Times first joined the world wide web in 1996, there were a h …›

Current→ Current’s 2021 Public Media Salary Survey

2021-07-22 More than 1,900 readers told us about what they earn in public media. See the key findings and dig deeper into the data. …›

Current→ Current’s first-ever pubmedia salary survey finds age and gender gaps, higher union wages

2021-07-22 A closer look at some highlights from the data. …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The Los Angeles Times names Shani Hilton as first-ever Managing Editor for New Initiatives

2021-07-22 …›

Current→ Watch our webinar about collaborations that are shaping public media

2021-07-22 As part of our "In This Together" series, we spoke with Ideastream Public Media's Kevin Martin and Scott Finn of Vermont Public Radio/Vermont PBS. …›

Hot Pod News→ Insider: July 22, 2021 — Substack and Booksmart Studios, Clubhouse moves out of beta, Misc notes

2021-07-22 Substack’s first Audio “Pro deal,” and the public introduction of Booksmart Studios. The announcement came by way of Axios’ Sara Fischer, whose exclusive report on the matter was framed with the following headline: “Substack makes …›

MediaWell→ Do Leaked Climate Reports Help or Hurt Public Understanding of Global Warming? | Inside Climate News

2021-07-22 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has always been a lightning rod for controversy. Since its creation in 1988, conspiracy theorists and politicians funded by fossil fuel interests have tried to undermine the organization’s science by por …›

MediaWell→ Facebook and YouTube are still full of covid misinformation | The Washington Post

2021-07-22 Facebook, YouTube and Twitter all banned harmful covid-related misinformation as the pandemic took hold throughout the world. But the false claims are still proliferating. On YouTube, the accounts of six out of 12 anti-vaccine activistsidentified …›

MediaWell→ The argument over content moderation is ‘missing context’ | Poynter

2021-07-22 wdm-image-grid wdm-post-grid President Joe Biden and Facebook’s tête-à-tête over social media companies’ culpability in spreading false information about vaccines raised familiar questions about protecting online speech while mitigating of …›

MediaWell→ The Italian disinformation networks flying under Facebook’s radar | Coda Story

2021-07-22 In the weeks leading up to Italy’s first Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020, the most widely shared articles on Facebook from the Italian news website Oltre.Tv were about keeping bacteria out of the house by leaving shoes outside and using garlic a …›

Current→ How to win the Local that Works $20,000 grand prize

2021-07-22 Current is calling on all authentically, awesomely local media to participate in the 2021 Local that Works contest. …›

First Draft→ Misinformation resurfaces after Pelosi bars Trump allies from Capitol riot probe

2021-07-22 US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, yesterday vetoed two out of five nominees from Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for a bipartisan congressional investigation into the January 6 Capitol riot. The nominees, Representatives Jim Jordan …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Facebook’s disinformation problem is harder than it looks

2021-07-22 That Facebook can distribute dangerous amounts of misinformation around the world in the blink of an eye is not a new problem. But the attention stepped up when President Joe Biden told reporters during a White House scrum that Facebook was “kill …›

Poynter→ ESPN dropped the ball and let Maria Taylor get away

2021-07-22 We all saw this coming: Maria Taylor is leaving ESPN. Who could blame her? Already established as a supremely talented TV broadcaster, Taylor, 34, also has a sky’s-the-limit future. Her star, in many ways, is just rising. Yet her departure closes the …›

Poynter→ You can’t be a truth-seeker if you’re also a liar

2021-07-22 In 1996, 77 college students kept a diary of their social interactions every day for a week, noting all the lies that they told, whom they told them to, and their reasons for telling them. According to an article titled “Lying in Everyday Life” pub …›

Poynter→ The argument over content moderation is ‘missing context’

2021-07-22 Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and misinformation from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network. Sign up here to receive it on your email every Thursday. A lackluster debate President Joe Biden and Facebook’s tête-à-tête over …›

Poynter→ A hospital physician tells COVID-19 patients ‘it’s too late’

2021-07-22 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. Dr. Brytney Cobia, …›

Poynter→ Tomi Lahren misrepresents COVID-19 survival chances for those with and without a vaccine

2021-07-22 Is a person’s chance of surviving COVID-19 the same, vaccinated or not? “Unvaccinated, you can get COVID and have over 99% chance of survival,” conservative commentator Tomi Lahren said on Facebook, where she has 4.8 million followers. &# …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Ford Foundation has donated $1 million to expand investigations at The Times-Picayune and The Advocate

2021-07-21 …›

Current→ KVCR receives $4M investment from California state legislature

2021-07-21 The funds will help KVCR pay for PBS and NPR programming, which it had previously proposed cutting to offset budget deficits. …›

Current→ Michigan Radio partners with neighborhood organization to help inform coverage of Detroit

2021-07-21 “The people that we cover need to have confidence that we are part of and care about their community and that we're not just there to fill the airtime,” said News Director Vincent Duffy. …›

MediaWell→ Opinion: Covid-19, vaccine hesitancy and the misinformation conundrum | The Washington Post

2021-07-21 It’s hard to teach an algorithm to identify misinformation when humans themselves can’t agree on what misinformation is — and when political leaders can’t decide whether we should have more or less of whatever it entails. Lately, vaccine …›