What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ “I thought my job was to report on tech in India. Instead, I got a front-row seat to the decline of my democracy.”

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ What The Wall Street Journal found in an internal audit

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Vox Media to buy Cafe Studios, owner of “Stay Tuned With Preet” podcast

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Poynter→ Poynter’s College Media Program is looking for a few good schools

2021-04-11 Racism. Health disparities. Campus consolidation. Diversity. These were among the many topics tackled by student media organizations this year in conjunction with a Poynter program designed to empower students journalists. Is it your school’s turn ne …›

Current→ What’s the story behind the Public Radio wine?

2021-04-09 The California winemaker who created the red blend says the name reflects a “retro Americana” theme and tells a story about his family. …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How Charlotte’s WSOC-TV dove deep on affordable housing to serve its community — and improved its ratings

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How the AP Stylebook has kept up with the pandemic

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How a Minnesota paper is covering the Chauvin trial from the Black perspective

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Google won’t let advertisers use “Black lives matter” to find videos for ads, but “White power” and “White lives matter” work fine

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Columbia Journalism Review→ CNN Public Editor: how a ratings fixation affects coverage

2021-04-09 For cable outlets including CNN, ratings are a kind of deity. Every day, producers receive viewer numbers. What people have watched previously determines their coverage. If immigration and climate change don’t rate, they don’t get covered. …›

Hot Pod News→ Insider: April 9, 2021 — Housekeeping, Tape Syncs and Vaccinations

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Facebook shows men and women different job ads, study finds

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Nieman Lab→ The Front Page, 4/9: Newsrooms still haven’t figured out what to do when their journalists are harassed online

2021-04-09 Criticism of the Post’s social media policy followed Sonmez’s tweet, but examinations into how the company handled the harassment of an employee were far less common. Now, more than a year later, questions about the level of security that o …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Insider really isn’t sending its best

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Nieman Lab→ Mel Magazine reinvented men’s media, and now it’s hoping for a second act

2021-04-09 Mel Magazine has not left the building. Josh Schollmeyer, the editor-In-chief of the internet’s foremost twisted, hilarious, poignant, deranged, and assiduously one-of-a-kind men’s magazine, is hedging on a comeback. “In the last week …›

MediaWell→ Twitch Will Act on ‘Serious’ Offenses That Happen Off-Platform | WIRED

2021-04-09 Twitch is finally coming to terms with its responsibility as a king-making microcelebrity machine, not just a service or a platform. Today, the Amazon-owned company announced a formal and public policy for investigating streamers’ serious indiscret …›

MediaWell→ Podcast: Dr. Atul Gawande on how vax hesitancy impacts herd immunity | Axios

2021-04-09 Nearly one in five American adults is hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine, which could make it harder for the country to reach herd immunity. Meanwhile, the virus continues to mutate, with the CDC announcing this week that the British variant is domina …›

MediaWell→ Prisons need better vaccine education for inmates, advocates say | PBS NewsHour

2021-04-09 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shortly before COVID-19 vaccinations began in January at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, officials held town hall meetings for inmates about the vaccines and put up informational posters around the facility. Yet …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Looking for a future beyond print in western Iowa

2021-04-09 The Western Iowa Journalism Foundation was formed amid the pandemic to try to address the decline of journalism in the region. The foundation’s goal is to funnel philanthropic aid toward local publications with ever-decreasing margins so that those o …›

MediaWell→ How Black community leaders put Mississippi on the path to vaccine equity | Mississippi Today

2021-04-09 As Mississippi’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines began to ramp up in early 2021, a troubling truth was revealed about the shots being put into people’s arms across the state: Black Mississippians weren’t getting their fair share. Two months after …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Myanmar’s military junta slaughters protesters and press freedom 

2021-04-09 In early February, in the days after Myanmar’s military overthrew the elected government, E. Tammy Kim spoke, for CJR, with Swe Win, the editor of Myanmar Now, a news outlet based in Yangon. Kim first encountered Swe Win in 2019, when he was enmeshed …›

Storyboard Posts – Nieman Storyboard→ Common-sense questions don’t always yield common-sense answers

2021-04-09 We invite you to spend a few moments traveling the world with photographers who, despite the risks of COVID, have remained on the front lines of storytelling. For more than a year now, photographers have taken us into the intimate horrors of the pandem …›

Poynter→ How the AP Stylebook has kept up with the pandemic

2021-04-09 The pandemic gave us a new vocabulary to describe everyday life — Zoom, anyone? — and editors at the Associated Press Stylebook have been working to keep up. AP first published its coronavirus topical guide last March and has since updated it “fi …›

Poynter→ Fears about vaccines accounted for half of fact checks submitted to the Alliance database in March

2021-04-09 Vaccine falsehoods increased their share of the CoronaVirusFacts Alliance database in March, accounting for 49% of the 455 newly added claims. The database, which combines the work of more than 90 fact-checking organizations from more than 70 countries …›

Poynter→ Not everything was wrong with the ‘60 Minutes’ story on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and COVID-19 vaccines

2021-04-09 To wrap up this week, I wanted to take a few moments to look back at the “60 Minutes” story about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Florida. Several days after it aired, it’s still brimming with controversy because CBS News and Florida Gov. Ron DeS …›

Poynter→ Where the battle to buy Tribune Publishing stands at the end of a busy week

2021-04-09 The fight for Tribune Publishing between hedge fund Alden Global Capital and would-be white knight buyers Stewart Bainum Jr. and Hansjörg Wyss barely pauses for a between-rounds breather. Here are some developments and perspectives for this week. Bain …›

Poynter→ Two dozen adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine close vaccine sites in two states

2021-04-09 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. Just when even dou …›

Poynter→ What’s in Georgia’s new voting law that lost it the All-Star Game

2021-04-09 Georgia’s new voting law has ignited a fight over whether the law expands or shrinks access to the ballot. Republican lawmakers changed voting rules after Democrats won 2020 and 2021 statewide races thanks to strong turnout among Black voters. A few …›

Storybench→ The other side with photogrammetry: How Taylor Lorenz went behind the camera with some of LA’s most illustrious influencers

2021-04-09 Taylor Lorenz is no stranger to the enigmatic world of social media. Having jump-started her journalistic career writing for the Atlantic and the Daily Beast, Lorenz, 35, moved into the realm of internet culture and technology before landing her posit …›

Current→ By expanding newsrooms, Report for America is giving stations an edge in fundraising

2021-04-09 “Being able to talk to our donors, whether they’re major donors, grantors or members, about RFA ... is a very compelling story.” …›

Current→ ‘Eyes on the Prize’ producer Henry Hampton reflects on how to serve ‘a nation immersed in turmoil’

2021-04-08 “We must help rebuild ... the faith that most Americans have always had in their future and their ability to share in the American dream,” the filmmaker said in a 1992 keynote at the PBS Annual Meeting. …›

Hot Pod News→ Insider: April 8, 2021 — Gimlet and Ringer Unions Ratify Contract, Patreon raises additional funds, Feature-Length Fiction?

2021-04-08 Subscribe to Hot Pod Insider to read on. And if you’re already a paid subscriber, log into your account! …›

MediaWell→ “Decoding Hate” Podcast Series | Decoding Hate

2021-04-08 This six-episode podcast series explores the interplay between freedom of expression, hate speech and artificial intelligence (AI). While covering these topics broadly, this series also take a deeper look discussing new field developments such as the …›

MediaWell→ Families divided over COVID-19 misinformation from conflicting news sources | ABC News

2021-04-08 If you have ever engaged in heated debates with your family members about COVID-19 and vaccines, you’re not alone. As Australia’s vaccine rollout moves through Phase 1B for the broader public, some families have found themselves divided over th …›

MediaWell→ U.K. Community Leaders Fight Covid-19 Vaccine Misinformation | The New York Times

2021-04-08 Minority communities in Britain have long felt estranged from the government and medical establishment, but their sense of alienation is suddenly proving more costly than ever amid a coronavirus vaccination campaign that depends heavily on trust. Wi …›

MediaWell→ Propaganda, obviously: How propaganda analysis fixates on the hidden and misses the conspicuous | HKS Misinformation Review

2021-04-08 Propaganda analysis has long focused on revealing the rhetorical tricks and hidden special interests behind persuasion campaigns. But what are critics to do when propaganda is obvious? In the late 1930s the Institute for Propaganda Analysis faced t …›

MediaWell→ Does the mainstream media need to bring back the ombudsman to restore credibility and trust? | Poynter

2021-04-08 Despite a slight increase since 2016, the public’s low level of trust in the mainstream media is of deep concern for the future of journalism. Nearly half of people surveyed listed inaccuracies, bias and “fake news” as factors in their low con …›

Nieman Lab→ “The idea that we can change anything, I have given up on”: NBC News’ Brandy Zadrozny on documenting the “depressing” internet

2021-04-08 Brad Esposito got his start as a reporter at BuzzFeed in 2013 and is currently the director of content at Eucalyptus, an Australian health/tech company. A version of this interview first ran in his interview newsletter, Very Fine Day, which he created …›