Journalism

Reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news; conducting any news organization as a business; with a special emphasis on electronic journalism and the transformation of journalism in the Digital Age.

On Jared Kushner’s emails, the real problem is the media’s hypocrisy

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USA, United States

The real lesson that the story of Kushner’s e-mails carries is about the media’s mistakes in 2016. We live with the consequences of those mistakes every day.

Joe Biden will deliver news briefings via Amazon Echo and Google Home

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USA, United States

Former Vice President Joe Biden is getting into recording daily news briefings as his next job. In short podcasts (three to 15 minutes each), Biden will introduce articles on anything from health care to climate change.

How a Russian Outlet Sought to Reach American Voters on Twitter

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Russian Federation, Russia

Before Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had even wrapped up their respective bids to secure the nomination for president, Kremlin-funded media outlet RT was plotting to promote its election coverage in the United States. RT hoped to take over at least two Twitter accounts or handles for its media coverage: @NotHillary and @NotTrump.

In paywall age, free content remains king for newspaper sites

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USA, United States

The Majority of America's largest newspapers continue to employ digital subscription strategies that prioritize traffic, ad revenues, and promotion—despite the ongoing collapse of display ad rates.

Science News and Information Today

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Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

At a time when scientific information is increasingly at the center of public divides, most Americans say they get science news no more than a couple of times per month, and when they do, most say it is by happenstance rather than intentionally.

How to increase trust in the media: Just forget the First Amendment

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Northwestern University in Qatar , RN, Qatar

How can news outlets improve their standing in the eyes of the public? If a study published by Northwestern University in Qatar is any indication, then the key to a higher level of trust might be a lower level of free speech.

Sinclair insiders are sounding the alarm about its plans to transform local news

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Sinclair Broadcast Group, 10706 Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley, MD, 21030, United States

Current and former Sinclair employees, union representatives, and media experts have been speaking out in investigative reports about the damage Sinclair is doing to the public’s trust in local news, from Baltimore to Seattle and most recently in Providence

How to Fight ‘Fake News’ (Warning: It Isn’t Easy)

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USA, United States

In a report published recently in Psychological Science, a team of academics reviewed two decades of research to better understand how to effectively debunk misinformation.

The Top-Five Threats to Your Rights to Connect and Communicate in the Trump Era

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States

The Trump administration, the Federal Communications Commission, Congress and greedy companies are attacking people’s rights to connect and communicate so relentlessly that staying on top of everything that’s happening can feel like an impossible task. That’s why we’ve put together this handy list of five of the biggest threats people are facing.

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The Worst Merger Yet

The more people learn about the frenzied Big Media-Wall Street rush to consolidate our communications ecosystem into a playground for monopolists-on-the-make, the more they dislike what they see. For example, a recent poll shows two-thirds of us are opposed to competition-busting transactions like AT&T and Time Warner, almost equally divided among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s deeply disturbing prosecution from the briefing room

Location:
George Washington University Law School, 2000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20052, United States

During her news briefings the week of Sept 11, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has repeatedly suggested that former FBI director James B. Comey may have broken the law and should be investigated. To be clear, this “prosecution from the lectern” is not illegal. It’s probably a sign of the times that it doesn’t even seem particularly surprising. But it should be deeply disturbing.

White House ratchets up its attacks on 'hypocritical' ESPN

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The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States

The White House on Sept 15 hammered ESPN, calling the network “hypocritical” for what it says is a double-standard in the way it treats conservative and liberal employees.

TV viewers keep asking the FCC to punish CNN for Trump coverage even though it can't

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Hundreds of TV viewers are taking up President Trump's war with CNN by filing Federal Communications Commission complaints calling for the news network to be punished and taken off the tube, records show — even though the agency has zero authority over cable television.

News Services Increase Coverage on Underreported Areas and Issues

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KS, United States

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is awarding $3.3 million to five regional journalism collaborations to promote local news coverage and newsgathering efficiency. The grants will help a total of 23 public media stations coordinate news services as well as produce more community-based, multiplatform coverage of local and regional issues.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official sends troubling message to employees about media questions

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30333, United States

An official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has instructed employees not to speak directly with members of the press.

Tagging fake news on Facebook doesn't work, study says

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Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States

Facebook touts its partnership with outside fact-checkers as a key prong in its fight against fake news, but a major new Yale University study finds that fact-checking and then tagging inaccurate news stories on social media doesn’t work.

Gizmodo general counsel reflects on worrying legal climate for journalism

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Gizmodo Media Group, New York, NY, United States

Journalists at Gizmodo Media Group haven’t shied away from hard-hitting reporting since Hulk Hogan’s privacy lawsuit bankrupted its parent company, Gawker, in 2016.

Google Offers Olive Branch to Publishers by Relaxing Policy on Subscription Sites

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Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States

Google is planning to end its “first click free” policy that enables users of its search engine to bypass paywalls on news websites, a move that could help publishers boost subscriptions.

Study: 91 percent of recent network Trump coverage has been negative

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Media Research Center, 325 S. Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, United States

The mainstream-media critics over at the Media Research Center have been evaluating “evaluative” statements about President Donald Trump on the three main nightly newscasts.

Concerns over FBI investigation into Russian ‘news’ are overblown

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USA, United States

The FBI is reportedly investigating Russian state-owned media outlets in the US for failing to register as agents of a foreign government.

Sputnik, the Russian news agency, is under investigation by the FBI

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW J. Edgar Hoover Building, Washington, DC, 20535-0001, United States

The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik, the Russian-government-funded news agency, as part of an investigation into whether it is acting as an undeclared propaganda arm of the Kremlin in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

America’s local newspapers might be broke – but they’re more vital than ever

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USA, United States

All across America, I’ve spoken with journalists who are committed, working their butts off and forever looking for new ways to keep their organizations going financially.

A New study shows that Fox News is more powerful than we ever imagined

Location:
Emory University, 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30322, United States

A new study in the American Economic Review, with an intriguing and persuasive methodology, finds that Fox News could influence how Americans vote, perhaps even tipping elections.

Journalist, heal thyself

Location:
Washington Post, 1150 15th St NW, Washington, DC, 20071, United States

Many in the craft are fond of saying something like “the presidency is broken,” “the president’s conduct is unprecedented” or that we face a “constitutional crisis.”

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017

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Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Two-thirds of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media

Americans’ online news use is closing in on TV news use

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Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

The gap between the share of Americans who get news online and those who do so on television is narrowing.

Former Soviet republic goes to court in bid to ‘export censorship’ beyond its borders

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France, France

The country of Azerbaijan is suing two French journalists for defamation in France for describing the oil-rich state as a “dictatorship.”

Judge dismisses Shiva “I Invented EMAIL” Ayyadurai’s libel lawsuit against Techdirt

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USA, United States

A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a libel lawsuit filed earlier in 2017 against tech news website Techdirt. The claim was brought by Shiva Ayyadurai, who has controversially claimed that he invented e-mail in the late 1970s.

At CNN, Retracted Story Leaves an Elite Reporting Team Bruised

Location:
CNN, 1 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA, 30303, United States

Late on a Monday afternoon in June, members of CNN’s elite investigations team were summoned to a fourth-floor room in the network’s glassy headquarters in Midtown Manhattan.

The Daily News, a Distinctive Voice in New York, Is Sold

Location:
New York Daily News, 4 New York Plaza, New York, NY, 10004, United States

Tronc, the publisher of The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune, announced Sept 5 that it had acquired The Daily News, the nearly 100-year-old tabloid that for decades set the city’s agenda with its gossip, sports and city coverage.

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