What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ A photojournalist captured the moment an LAPD officer shot him at a Black Lives Matter protest

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Study: Just 12 people are behind most vaccine hoaxes on social media

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Knight is giving $3 million to expand the use of AI in local news

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Israeli forces have now bombed 3 Gaza office buildings that housed more than a dozen news outlets in the past week

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ What it was like in the AP’s Gaza offices when Israeli bombs were on their way

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Somehow, all the tributes to this late Sun reporter seem to skip over the time he drowned his wife

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ A booming, renegade private intelligence industry is increasingly shaping (and misshaping) the news

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ AT&T in in talks to combine its media assets (including CNN) with Discovery

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The Intercept stands by its reporting on Gab and the Riot Squad

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Local TV stations are airing more news than ever (but with shrinking budgets)

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Nickelodeon is what’s driving Paramount+ subscriptions

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Here are The New York Times’ reasons for not recognizing its tech workers’ union

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Biden revokes Trump’s social media executive order

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Poynter→ This four-university investigative collaboration could kick-start your own project for the next academic year

2021-05-16 Summer 2021 looms as bright and heady as any summer ever has, but fall will soon follow, and I know you’re already partly there — at least mentally. That’s why I’d like to suggest something a little different when you head back: an inter-univer …›

Doc Searls Weblog→ How the cookie poisoned the Web

2021-05-14 Have you ever wondered why you have to consent to terms required by the websites of the world, rather than the other way around? Or why you have no record of your own of what you have accepted or agreed to? Blame the cookie. Have you wondered why you …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Why more countries want Twitter and Facebook to hire local staff

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Why Reddit is building an in-house agency to work with brands

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How to be around people again: A guide for back-to-office anxiety and awkwardness

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Nieman Lab→ The U.S. Media Index database shows news consumers who owns what

2021-05-14 If you ever wanted to track down who owns a news outlet, it’s now much easier to do it. The U.S. Media Index database by the Future of Media Project has done the grueling work of compiling that information for us. The databases includes three ind …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Israeli air strikes destroy buildings housing more than a dozen media outlets in Gaza

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Viral vaccine infertility misinformation has found a home on social media

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Poynter→ Sorry, eating a burnt orange with sugar likely won’t bring back your senses

2021-05-14 With so many people losing their abilities to taste and smell due to COVID-19, the internet has been overloaded with tricks, hacks and home remedies for how to get your senses back. One supposed “solution” that’s been making the rounds on YouTube …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ The view from Tel Aviv

2021-05-14 Ruth Margalit is an Israeli journalist living in Tel Aviv. By day, she covers the crisis there for The New Yorker. By night, her young family shelters in their building’s stairwell. On this week’s Kicker, how American framing of this week’s viole …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Why did The Washington Post have to look outside its own ranks for a woman to lead its newsroom?

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ A podcast app is exposing subscribers-only shows

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Hot Pod News→ Insider: May 14, 2021 — Piracy Watch, Wonky Conversions, Edit Mode’s inaugural class

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Columbia Journalism Review→ Five competition ministers discuss regulating Big Tech

2021-05-14 Regulating big tech has become a global preoccupation; how such regulation might affect journalism is less clear. A couple of months after the controversial Australian News Media and Digital Platform Bargaining Code came into force, requiring Google an …›

Current→ Martin Miller will step down as president of New England Public Media

2021-05-14 Miller has worked for the organization’s radio station since 1995. …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Substack acquires team from community consulting startup People & Company

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Dentsu is creating a department to help boost diversity in media

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MediaWell→ Lies on Social Media Inflame Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | The New York Times

2021-05-14 In a 28-second video, which was posted to Twitter this week by a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip appeared to launch rocket attacks at Israelis from densely populated civilian ar …›

MediaWell→ Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter | AP News

2021-05-14 BRUSSELS (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has opened a new front in its long, ambitious war to shape global public opinion: Western social media. Liu Xiaoming, who recently stepped down as China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, is one …›

MediaWell→ Vaccine hesitancy, and what we can do about it | Center for Countering Digital Hate

2021-05-14 Delaying or avoiding vaccination costs lives, and yet, for many years, increasing numbers of people have been doing one or both of those things. My colleagues and I have spent much of the last year using surveys and online data collection in the atte …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ A tragic week in Palestine

2021-05-14 On Wednesday, Youmna al-Sayed, a journalist in Gaza City, was reporting live from a rooftop for Al Jazeera, wearing a large bowl-shaped helmet and a bulky flak jacket with PRESS emblazoned across the front. She was right by the Al-Shorouk tower, which …›

Nieman Lab→ How journalists can avoid amplifying misinformation in their stories

2021-05-14 Ed. note: Here at Nieman Lab, we’re long-time fans of the work being done at First Draft, which is working to protect communities around the world from harmful information (sign up for its daily and weekly briefings). We’re happy to share s …›

Poynter→ There can be no free press unless journalists are able to do their jobs safely

2021-05-14 Last week was World Press Freedom Day and this is Mental Health Awareness month. At first glance, these two might seem like strange bedfellows. But after years of working at the intersection of media freedom and safety, I’m convinced there can be no …›

Poynter→ Legislators have reintroduced a bill to examine the state of local journalism

2021-05-14 Poynter Report author Tom Jones is on vacation this week and will return Monday. Today’s Poynter Report was compiled by Kristen Hare, Angela Fu, Rick Edmonds and Ren LaForme. A bipartisan group of legislators reintroduced the Future of Local News Act …›

Poynter→ 12 unresolved questions about the CDC’s new guidance for wearing masks and social distancing

2021-05-14 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. The Centers for Di …›

Poynter→ How big is the threat of inflation in the post-pandemic era?

2021-05-14 Inflation — a phenomenon that most Americans haven’t had to think about much for a decade or two — has reemerged as a concern as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. On May 12, the government announced that the consumer price index …›

First Draft→ How we use overlays

2021-05-14 What is an overlay? An overlay is a visual filter that covers an image that contains misinformation. Overlays are used by journalists when misinformation is featured in an article.  Why do we use them? Journalists often need to include visual examples …›