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"The online publication Slate has suspended a well-known podcast host after he debated with colleagues over whether people who are not Black should be able to quote a racial slur..."

"... in some contexts. Mike Pesca, the host of 'The Gist,' a podcast on news and culture... made his argument during a conversation last week with colleagues on the interoffice messaging platform Slack. In a lengthy thread of messages, Slate staff members were discussing the resignation of Donald G. McNeil Jr., a reporter who said this month that he was resigning from The New York Times after he had used the slur during a discussion of racism while working as a guide on a student trip in 2019....
Tags: Law, Censorship, New York Times, Anderson, Slate, Mike Pesca, Jacob Weisberg, Donald McNeil, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Insults, Joel Anderson, Employment Discrimination, DONALD G McNEIL Jr, Jacob Weisberg Slate, Slate disagreed For Black

Meet the 29 power players of podcasting who are pushing original audio production forward as the industry surges toward $1 billion in ad revenue

Podcasting is on the rise, with the industry expected to generate $863 million in ad revenue this year and more than $1 billion in 2021. As the medium becomes more popular, media companies are increasing their efforts with on-demand audio, while independent studios dedicated exclusively to podcasting are stepping up to bat against audio veterans. Business Insider rounded up a list of the most influential people in the podcast production industry, from well-known hosts and founders to executive...
Tags: Spotify, Hbo, Hollywood, Nbc, La, Boston, New York City, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, House, New York Times, The Times, Argentina, Hobbs

Alan Cumming, Russell Tovey to be Featured on CAUTIONARY TALES Podcast

CAUTIONARY TALES is a new podcast a produced by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg's audio venture Pushkin Industries - that tells stories of history's mishaps and disasters and illuminates what we can learn from each of these remarkable and in some cases, unbelievable true tales. Written and hosted by bestselling author of The Undercover Economist Tim Harford, the podcast will launch with eight episodes on November 15, 2019. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Malcolm Gladwell, Tim Harford, Jacob Weisberg, TV News Desk, Alan Cumming Russell Tovey, Pushkin Industries

Deleting Facebook is not enough: without antitrust, the company will be our lives' "operating system"

Facebook is the poster-child for the techlash, the worst offender in the monopolistic bunch, and recent books like Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy by Siva Vaidhyanathan (previously) and Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier present variations on the main critiques of Facebook with some prescriptions for what to do about it. In his New York Review of Books review of the two titles, Jacob Weisberg identifies the ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Corruption, News, Instagram, Microsoft, US, America, Ireland, Antitrust, Justice Department, Latin America, Ftc, Clinton, Weisberg, Sandberg

Jacob Weisberg Recalls The Founding Of Slate Magazine

“Remember, when we started, you didn’t just have to tell people what an internet magazine was. You usually had to tell them what the internet was. We thought Slate would be like a weekly magazine and people would print it out, and we mainly thought of the web as kind of an instant distribution mechanism.”
Tags: Art, Words, Jacob Weisberg, 10.03.18, Founding Of Slate Magazine

Slate's Jacob Weisberg debates the dangers of the media's 'bad faith actors'

In both politics and the media marketplace, the idea and influence of "bad faith" has taken center stage.
Tags: Cnn, Jacob Weisberg

Donald Trump's Alleged Yearlong Affair With Porn Star — New Details Revealed!

Only for Donald Trump could the reveal he paid off a porn star for her silence about their extramarital affair NOT be the biggest scandal on his plate. But that's the case for President Shithole (or President Shithouse if you like -- notice how it doesn't make a difference?). So far anyway... As more details emerge, the Stormy Daniels story is becoming closer to being well and truly confirmed -- and that could be a problem for the POTUS. Related: Trump Retweeted Alt-Right Leader Who Allegedly Ca...
Tags: New York, Celebs, Russia, Evans, Donald Trump, Megyn Kelly, Trump, Slate, Melania Trump, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, Daniels, Weisberg, Jacob Weisberg, Alana Evans, Shithouse

Report: Trump lawyer brokered $130K payment to porn star for silence

Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of the Slate Group, said Friday that in a series of interviews with Stephanie Clifford in August and October 2016, Clifford said she had an affair with Trump after meeting at a 2006 celebrity golf tournament.
Tags: News, Nation, Clifford, Trump, Jacob Weisberg, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Slate Group, Stephanie Clifford

Secrecy News for 10/16/17

SECRECY NEWS from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy Volume 2017, Issue No. 73 October 16, 2017 Secrecy News Blog: WHITE HOUSE DIRECTIVE SPAWNS CONFUSION WHAT IS AN ACT OF WAR IN CYBERSPACE? WHITE HOUSE DIRECTIVE SPAWNS CONFUSION Four months after President Trump issued his National Security Presidential Memorandum 5 on US policy towards Cuba and ordered it to be published in the Federal Register, that has still not been accomplished. ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, North Korea, White House, Russia, US, America, State Department, Cuba, Jeh Johnson, US Army, Cyberspace, American University, Federal Register, Trump, State

The Only Podcasts You Need To Listen To During Trump's Presidency

Another day, another shocking political development. Sometimes, it seems keeping up with the news can be a full-time job. We’re forced to compromise between staying woke and staying sane. But fear not. There’s a way to get your news interpreted, clarified, and made compelling. Enter the podcast.Each of the these political podcasts aims to bring you the daily gist in digestible form. From great strategic political minds to brash comedians, these programs provide a multifaceted perspective on the...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Supreme Court, Michael Barbaro, Obama, Cheryl Strayed, Washington Post, Washington, Ray Bradbury, America, United States, New York Times, Npr, Chrissy Teigen, Donald Trump, Julie Bowen

Scarier Than 'Psycho': Twitter Erupts Over Trump's 'Bats**t' Press Conference

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Tags: News, Obama, America, Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin, Huffington Post, Bart, Trump, Ed Mazza, Homer Simpson, Dave Jones, Mark Smith, Mark Johnson, Paula, Van Badham, Gary Cooper

Layoffs Hit Slate

Slate laid off about a half-dozen full-time staffers and contract writers, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Editor-in-chief Julia Turner notified staff of the cuts Monday. Politics editor Tommy Craggs, senior editor Rachael Larimore and associate editor Laura Anderson were among the employees let go, according to sources.  Turner did not respond to requests for comment. A Slate spokesperson also did not respond for comment.  One of the web’s first standout publications, ...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Washington Post, Jeff Bezos, Huffington Post, Turner, Univision, Michael Calderone, Tommy Craggs, Graham Holdings Company, Jacob Weisberg, Laura Anderson, Julia Turner, Rachael Larimore, Donald Graham Graham

Donald Trump’s ‘War’ With The Media Isn’t Enough To Kill The White House Correspondents' Dinner

NEW YORK ― President Donald Trump declared “war” on the press during his first full day in office and has since  echoed chief strategist Steve Bannon’s description of the news media as “the opposition party.” But why should that get in the way of a good party.  Jeff Mason, a Reuters correspondent and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, informed members of the organization in an email Thursday that the annual event will take place on April 29, as had been previo...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, New York Times, Tbs, Times, Donald Trump, White House Correspondents Association, Huffington Post, Samantha Bee, Nyu, Trump, Bee, Reuters

Editors Confront The 'Emergency’ Of Donald Trump's Presidency

NEW YORK ― The journalist’s job, in many ways, remains the same under President Donald Trump: report aggressively and factually and hold power to account.  But even as editors  reaffirmed that fundamental role of the press during a Wednesday night panel at NYU, there was a shared sense of urgency and concern that even the most intrepid reporting alone won’t cut it during these uncertain times. Trump, said New Yorker editor David Remnick, has already  “begun to challenge constitutional and de...
Tags: David Brooks, New York, News, Congress, White House, America, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Nyu, Trump, Michael Calderone, Brian Stelter, Weisberg

Jacob Weisberg Explains The Corrupting Influence Of the Attention Economy

The old cliché about advertising was, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” The new cliché is, “If you’re not paying for it, you’re the product.” In an attention economy, you pay for free content and services with your time. The compensation isn’t very good.
Tags: Art, Ideas, Audience, Jacob Weisberg

Slate Backs Malcolm Gladwell Podcast, Hoping for 'Serial' Level Success

On Thursday, Malcolm Gladwell launched a podcast called "Revisionist History." The podcast, which Mr. Gladwell says he made in lieu of writing a book, re-examines past events that Mr. Gladwell thinks were misinterpreted the first time around. Even before anyone could listen to it, the 10-episode show was a hit. On Wednesday night, it was the top podcast series in iTunes, even though it consisted of nothing more than a three-minute introductory clip.Last week, Mr. Gladwell visited the 92nd Street...
Tags: Australia, Advertising, Manhattan, Julia Gillard, Upper East Side, Malcolm Gladwell, Weisberg, Gladwell, Elizabeth Thompson, Jacob Weisberg

We Are Hopelessly Hooked On Our Smartphones

Jacob Weisberg: “Our transformation into device people has happened with unprecedented suddenness. The first touchscreen-operated iPhones went on sale in June 2007, followed by the first Android-powered phones the following year. Smartphones went from 10 percent to 40 percent market penetration faster than any other consumer technology in history.”
Tags: Issues, Jacob Weisberg, 02.25.16

What We're Reading: 507 Mechanisms and Devices, Travel Posters to the Cosmos and More

Core77's editors spend time combing through the news so you don't have to. Here's a weekly roundup of our favorite stories from the World Wide Web. What Makes Something Beautiful? Designers should obviously always be thinking about the bigger picture—for example, how to design for social impact and better other humans' lives. On the other hand, considering style is such an integral part of what designers do, it's funny that 'beauty' is such a taboo word in design right now. The Cooper Hewit...
Tags: New York, London, Nasa, Laura Poitras, Times, Object Culture, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Weisberg, Whitney Museum of American Art, Nir Eyal, Science Museum London, David Remnick, Rebecca Veit, Alexandra Alexa, Eric Ludlum, Currey

apocalypse obsessive links

---Snowbird---A Fistful of Dollars / Yojimbo supercut---the cinematic allusions of Hail, Caesar!---The Evolution of Visual Effects---"The bigger question in Patience, and a lot of Clowes’s other books, isn’t about how much we can change the past, but how much the past shapes and changes us." --Robert Ito---the destruction of Pompeii---"Why the Cinema of Swinging London Matters, 50 Years Later" by James Wolcott---Who Deserves for 2016 Oscar for Best Director? Best Picture?---"We are still apocal...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, Beyonce, James Wolcott, Dave, United States, Luc Besson, Baylor University, Hudson, Pompeii, Clowes, Winona, Edward Scissorhands, Julieta, Matt Zoller Seitz, David Bordwell

Derfor er jeg ikke bange for filterbobler

Et af tidens populære begreber, når man skal kritisere vores brug af medier, er begrebet ”filterbobler”. Begrebet henviser til den effekt der opstår, når f.eks. Googles søgninger eller Facebooks nyhedsfeed, begynder at ”lære” vores præferencer at kende og give os mere af de vi i forvejen søger efter og filtrere resten fra. Resultatet af filterbobler er at vi ikke bliver udsat for synspunkter og viden der udfordrer os, men bliver fastholdt i en boble – også kaldet et ekkokammer – fyldt med vores...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Netflix, Jeg, Intelligence Group, Jacob Weisberg, Samfund, Google og Facebook

MSNBC's Maddow Ridicules Fox News For Hyping O'Reilly's Ratings To Avoid Commenting On Fabrications

From the March 4 edition of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show:Previously: The Perils Of Protecting Bill O'Reilly Slate's Jacob Weisberg Explains Why Fox News Doesn't Care About O'Reilly's Fabrications USA Today: Fox News Should "Distance Itself" From O'Reilly But It Won't
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Msnbc, Reilly, Maddow, Jacob Weisberg