Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ Elon Rage Quits His Silly OpenAI Lawsuit

2024-06-12 Maybe the real artificial intelligence was the baseless lawsuits we filed along the way. In March, we wrote about Elon’s patently ridiculous lawsuit filed against OpenAI, claiming a contract violation of a contract that didn’t actually exist. The w …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ No, a remote Amazon tribe did not get addicted to porn

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ In a strange twist, a real photo just won an AI photo contest

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ An AI bot is (sort of) running for mayor in Wyoming

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ This prison newspaper has been publishing for more than a century

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Nieman Lab→ How YouTube’s recommendations pull you away from news

2024-06-12 Editor’s note: Longtime Nieman Lab readers know the bylines of Mark Coddington and Seth Lewis. Mark wrote the weekly This Week in Review column for us from 2010 to 2014; Seth’s written for us off and on since 2010. Together they’ve launched …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How Americans get news on TikTok, X, Facebook and Instagram

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Will Lewis seems to want to bring back the Post’s local coverage

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How ProPublica kept focus on humanity at every stage of series on homelessness and possession loss

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Book about book bans banned by Florida school board

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Games are proving their pull on news and tech sites

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Black women are leaving journalism and it’s a huge loss

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Pew Research Center→ Methodology

2024-06-12 The American Trends Panel survey methodology Overview The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panel …›

Pew Research Center→ Acknowledgments

2024-06-12 This is a Pew Research Center report from the Pew-Knight Initiative, a research program funded jointly by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Find related reports online at https://www.pewresearch.org/pew-knight. P …›

Pew Research Center→ Appendix

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Pew Research Center→ 4. How Instagram users view, experience the platform

2024-06-12 Instagram has grown from a place where friends and family share photos to a destination for brands, memes and entertainment. It’s also a growing news source – especially for younger Americans. And it’s become a way for elected officials and activ …›

Pew Research Center→ 3. How Facebook users view, experience the platform

2024-06-12 It’s been two decades since Facebook first launched in 2004. Since then, the company has grown into a social media giant with billions of users worldwide. Facebook remains one of the most widely used social media sites among adults in the United Stat …›

Pew Research Center→ 2. How X users view, experience the platform

2024-06-12 For Americans who use X – about a quarter of adults, as of last year – it’s a place people turn to stay entertained, connect with others and keep up with what’s going on. At the same time, it’s a platform where change has been a constant, inc …›

Pew Research Center→ 1. How TikTok users view, experience the platform

2024-06-12 TikTok has grown in popularity in recent years, attracting users with short-form videos ranging from viral dances to product reviews to mental health stories. It’s also grown as a place for news – particularly among young people. And politicians an …›

Pew Research Center→ How Americans Navigate Politics on TikTok, X, Facebook and Instagram

2024-06-12 X stands out as a place people go to keep up with politics. Still, some users see political posts on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram, too. The post How Americans Navigate Politics on TikTok, X, Facebook and Instagram appeared first on Pew Research Cent …›

Pew Research Center→ 1. TikTok users’ experiences with news

2024-06-12 Most TikTok users see news-related content on the platform – but much of it comes through influencers or celebrities, not journalists. The post 1. TikTok users’ experiences with news appeared first on Pew Research Center. …›

Pew Research Center→ How Americans Get News on TikTok, X, Facebook and Instagram

2024-06-12 X is still more of a news destination than these other platforms, but the vast majority of users on all four see news-related content. The post How Americans Get News on TikTok, X, Facebook and Instagram appeared first on Pew Research Center. …›

Current→ How KQED is enriching its ‘Forum’ archive with generative AI

2024-06-12 Ask Forum harnesses the power of a large language model to offer a more flexible and expandable search experience. The post How KQED is enriching its ‘Forum’ archive with generative AI appeared first on Current. …›

American Press Institute→ Focusing on humanity when covering homelessness

2024-06-12 How to focus on humanity when covering homelessness  ProPublica reporter Nicole Santa Cruz traveled to Albuquerque to cover homelessness and the pervasive problem of unhoused individuals losing their possessions to the city’s clean-up crews. Lost it …›

Poynter→ Journalists Recovery Network was built to let people ‘know that they aren’t alone’

2024-06-12 Here’s the second in our summer series sharing how-tos, tips and guides from the 2023-2024 Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellows. This week, we’re featuring Taylor Six, a criminal justice reporter […] The post Journalists Recovery Net …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Q&A: The LA Times’ Sammy Roth on covering the climate front lines 

2024-06-12 In the summer of 2014, Sammy Roth started his first full-time reporting job, covering energy at the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, California. He had just graduated with a degree in sustainable development from Columbia University, where he was the editor …›

Storyboard Posts | Nieman Storyboard→ Effective editing: Mutual trust and knowing the heart of a story

2024-06-12 EDITOR’S NOTE: For other posts in the occasional series about effective editing, read our interviews with Mike Wilson of The New York Times and Scott Stossel of The Atlantic. By Carly Stern For longtime journalist Lynda Robinson, stumbling into …›

Poynter→ Was it unethical to secretly record Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito?

2024-06-12 Earlier this month in Washington, D.C., there was a gala for the Supreme Court Historical Society, a charity whose purpose is to preserve the court’s history and teach the public […] The post Was it unethical to secretly record Supreme Cour …›

Poynter→ There aren’t 20 million to 30 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally, as Sen. Marco Rubio claimed

2024-06-12 Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a possible vice presidential pick for former President Donald Trump, said he supports Trump’s promise to carry out the largest deportation operation in the country’s history. […] The post There aren’t 20 million to …›

HKS Misinformation Review→ Taking the power back: How diaspora community organizations are fighting misinformation spread on encrypted messaging apps

2024-06-12 We applied a mixed-methods approach with the goal of understanding how Latinx and Asian diaspora communities perceive and experience the spread of misinformation through encrypted messaging apps in the United States. Our study consists of 12 in-depth …›

Storyboard Posts | Nieman Storyboard→ What fractals — and obituaries — can teach us about writing

2024-06-11 By Jacqui Banaszynski I awoke on a recent morning thinking about death. Not morbidly about my own — though at this age, the clock ticks more loudly, so that’s not a far reach. These thoughts were about the too-many friends I’ve been visit …›

Current→ New Wisconsin Public Radio station honors late Executive Director Gene Purcell

2024-06-11 WEPP, which will begin broadcasting Thursday on 90.7 FM in Rice Lake, Wis., gets its call letters from Purcell’s given name, Eugene Patrick Purcell. The post New Wisconsin Public Radio station honors late Executive Director Gene Purcell appeared firs …›

Mike Masnick – Techdirt→ NY’s ‘SAFE For Kids Act’: A Lesson in How Not to Regulate The Internet

2024-06-11 We’ve written a few times about New York’s preposterously bonkers “SAFE for Kids Act” (SAFE standing for “Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation”). It’s an obviously unconstitutional bill that insists, without any real evidence, that basically …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Elon Musk tweeted a thing

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Nieman Lab→ Apple brings free call recording and transcription to iPhones; journalists rejoice

2024-06-11 The word you’re looking for is “sherlocked.” Back in November 2001, a Macintosh developer named Dan Wood released an app called Watson, meant to be a companion of sorts to Sherlock, a search tool Apple was then shipping with Macs. (Ge …›

Current→ WETA announces rebrand of news productions under ‘PBS News’ banner

2024-06-11 The weeknight news show will retain the name "PBS News Hour," while the PBS News brand will appear on digital platforms. The post WETA announces rebrand of news productions under ‘PBS News’ banner appeared first on Current. …›

The Journalist's Resource→ Proof News founder Julia Angwin on trust in journalism, the scientific method and the future of AI and the news

2024-06-11 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email Over the past two years dozens of newsrooms around the world have crafted policies and guidelines on how their editorial staff can or should — or cannot or should not — use artificial intelligen …›

Nieman Lab→ What can The Wall Street Journal’s new ad campaign tell us about its future?

2024-06-11 The Wall Street Journal shared the first look at its new multimillion dollar brand campaign featuring a new tagline “It’s Your Business” on Tuesday. At the outset of the campaign, senior vice president of brand marketing Alex Dousie  …›

RJI→ Local journalism is hard work. Help us carry the load

2024-06-11 I often felt like Sisyphus when I worked in daily news — always pushing a boulder up a hill and never reaching the top. The need to churn out constant stories that garnered eyeballs and emojis became increasingly unsatisfying to me. And through my f …›