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America's Leaders Have No Clue What to Do About Disinformation

As disinformation and misinformation have increasingly been blamed for rising political extremism and polarization in the U.S., lawmakers have naturally sought to cobble together some sort of legislative response. The problem is that Congress is, themselves, so polarized that they can’t seem to agree on how to do…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Congress, Articles, America, Journalism, Comcast, Att, Fox News, Human Behavior, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Bernie Sanders, Luna, Misinformation

On Tiger Woods, Auto Journalism, and Clickbait

Golf legend Tiger Woods was involved in a nasty one-car accident yesterday. He survived, but he suffered serious injuries, and his golf career might be in jeopardy. Not long after my social feeds lit up with the news, I came across a tweet in which it was clear that he was driving a Genesis GV80. […] The post On Tiger Woods, Auto Journalism, and Clickbait appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalism, Rants, Editorials, Tiger Woods, Autos, Clickbait, Genesis, News Blog, Genesis GV80, GV80

"At the 66-acre site, groups of beige trailers encircle a giant white dining tent, a soccer field and a basketball court."

"There is a bright blue hospital tent with white bunk beds inside. A legal services trailer has the Spanish word 'Bienvenidos,' or welcome, on a banner on its roof. There are trailers for classrooms, a barber shop, a hair salon. The facility has its own ambulances and firetrucks, as well as its own water supply.... he most colorful trailer is at the entryway, where flowers, butterflies and handmade posters still hang on its walls...." From "First migrant facility for children opens under Biden" ...
Tags: Law, America, Journalism, Biden, Trump, Ann Althouse, Bob Boyd, Trump and immigration, Biden And Immigration

As a Black queer journalist, I've dealt with racism and queerphobia throughout my education. Here's why I decided to stop whitewashing my résumé.

Daric Cottingham is a journalist originally from Texas who moved to Los Angeles in 2019. Courtesy of Daric Cottingham Daric L. Cottingham is a journalist and soon-to-be graduate of USC's Annenberg School of Journalism. While studying journalism, Cottingham felt a target on his back for being Black, gay, and fem. Instead of whitewashing his résumé and appearance, Cottingham sought advice from Black queer journalists. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. "You've got to wor...
Tags: Texas, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Journalism, Racism, Kkk, Lgbtq, Discrimination, Usc, Black, Anderson, Nordic, Nabj, Dallas Texas

Editorial: Where is the accountability?

We need consequences, otherwise we will continue to get more of the same The post Editorial: Where is the accountability? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Accountability, Journalism, Jacob Zuma, Ethics, Constitution, Editorial, Openaccess, ANC, African National Congress, Daily Maverick, Top Six, Jacques Pauw, Ace Magashule, South Africa (country, Consequence Management

CNN bans Chris Cuomo from covering his brother, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo

We've been watching the cameraderie and conflict between CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and his brother, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo, for nearly a year of pandemic coverage. With the news that governor Cuomo was covering up thousands of deaths in nursing homes, CNN has finally, belatedly banned anchor Cuomo from covering him. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Journalism, Cnn, Mistakes, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Chris Cuomo

Murdoch’s law and the net

Here’s my interview with ABC News Australia and then my discussion with Mathew Ingram of the Columbia Journalism Review about the fallout from Murdoch’s media law and pressure on the platforms in Australia.The discussion with Mathew occurs on Galley, CJR’s platform for dialog. I’m posting it here because Mathew got me to sum up my views in one place. Mathew Ingram: Over the past year, Australia has become Ground Zero in the battle over payment for content, since that country is wo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Publishing, UK, New York, News, Australia, France, Germany, Uncategorized, Journalism, United States, Silicon Valley, Fox News

"A left-wing activist facing criminal charges for his involvement in the Capitol riots received $35,000 from both CNN and NBC for footage he recorded of a Trump supporter being fatally shot..."

"... inside the Capitol building, according to records he filed in federal court on Tuesday. Lawyers for John Sullivan, a 26-year-old Utah native, disclosed the payments as part of the activist’s argument that he was acting as a journalist in the Capitol rather than a rioter. 'Defendant is legitimately self-employed as a documentarian and it is oppressive to require that he not be allowed to continue his primary area of employment for an extended period of time,' Steven R. Kiersh, the Sullivan l...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Utah, Crime, Nbc, Law, Journalism, Cnn, BLM, James, Trump, Capitol, Sullivan, U S Capitol Police, John Sullivan, Ann Althouse

How does liberal media justify its failure to question the Lincoln Project and to discover the rot within?

I'm reading by Frank Bruni (NYT).  Ha! It's Trump's fault! Trump was so bad that the media couldn't pay any attention to anything else that might have been bad. That is some ripe bullshit from Frank Bruni. Let's read:  [T]he Lincoln Project is unraveling... because Trump is out of office, and that not only deprives the organization of its fiercest mission and tight focus. His departure also opens the political actors there — and political actors everywhere — to more scrutiny and more reproa...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Metaphor, Grammar, Trump, Frank Bruni, Ann Althouse, Trump and the press, Lincoln Project

In league with Murdoch

(Here is an opinion piece I wrote in Australia’s Crikey. I had offered it to The Guardian. Here is a related piece from Crikey editor-in-chief Peter Fray.) I love The Guardian. It has long been my most trusted news source worldwide. I have been honoured to write for and work with this grand institution. So I am sorely disappointed that The Guardian is dancing with the devil, Rupert Murdoch, in backing his legislation, Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code, for it would ruin the web for ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Publishing, Internet, Australia, Uncategorized, America, Journalism, European Union, Regulation, Canada, United States, Fox News, Parliament, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp

The New York Post publishes the Bret Stephens column that the New York Times spiked.

It's not that Stephens, a regular NYT columnist, can or would just give the rejected column to another newspaper to publish. The Post tells us the column — which defends the NYT reporter who got ousted for saying the n-word — "circulated among Times staffers and others" and the Post got hold of it "from one of them, not Stephens himself." Presumably, the Post publishes it because it is newsworthy — not as an opinion on the news but because the spiking of it is news, so we need to see what it is....
Tags: Post, New York Post, Law, Congress, America, Journalism, Rap, Conversation, House, New York Times, Shanghai, The Times, Peru, Nyt, State Department, Morality

Are the anti-vaxxers rightwing?!

I'm wondering as I slog through a NYT article titled   I see "far-right activists," but they are tied to other issues — masks and lockdowns. But "some protesters have shifted their focus" — that implies that some of the far-right activists have shifted from protesting masks and lockdowns to protesting vaccines.  The article mentions the right but not the left: For months, far-right activists across the country have been rallying against mask-wearing rules, business lockdowns, curfews and ...
Tags: Facebook, Protest, Law, California, La, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Journalism, Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Nyt, Bad Science, Menstruation, Trump, Aaron

Media must act against its rogues

Evidence at the inquiry into state capture of publications and journalists being paid from the State Security Agency slush fund are alarming The post Media must act against its rogues appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Journalism, Openaccess, ANC, State Security Agency, Top Six, Press Council, Zondo Commission, South Africa (country, State Capture, South African National Editors Forum, Communications and the Battle of Ideas, Media Appeals Tribunal

Scissors and Murdoch’s cynicism

Just as he broke democracy, Rupert Murdoch is trying to break the internet with his protectionist legislation in Australia to force the platforms to “negotiate” and pay news publishers for the privilege of linking to them, giving them free marketing and audience. Facebook is threatening to pull news out of its News Feed; Google is threatening to pull out of Australia entirely rather than break the net. In researching the book I’m writing about the Gutenberg age, I’ve come to see just ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Publishing, England, News, Congress, Abc, Australia, Germany, Uncategorized, Journalism, Eu, Spain, Ap, Bbc, Fox

CNN Just Now Learns Tesla’s Secret Profit Sauce

I got a push alert to my phone over the weekend – CNN was saying Tesla had a secret to its profits. Intrigued, I clicked, but before the article could even load it dawned on me. CNN was going to point out that Tesla made most of its money not from sales but from regulatory […] The post CNN Just Now Learns Tesla’s Secret Profit Sauce appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalism, Tesla, Cnn, Autos, Financials, News Blog

On GM, EVs, and Getting It Right

As we wrote last week, General Motors “aspires” to go all-EV by 2035. We noted that was a goal and that they might not make it. As John Voelcker at The Drive points out, some mainstream media outlets missed that distinction. (Full disclosure: I once freelanced for a company that employed John, and he’s edited […] The post On GM, EVs, and Getting It Right appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Journalism, Gm, Autos, John, EVs, News Blog, John Voelcker

Great profile of gonzo YouTuber All Brakes No Gas

Andrew Callaghan travels the United States for his All Brakes No Gas YouTube Channel. VICE has a great profile about his approach to covering the high weirdness that is America. Here's his coverage of the pandemic year's Independence Day celebrations: Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's Abso Lutely Productions is reportedly developing a series with Callaghan. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Youtube, America, Journalism, United States, Tim Heidecker, Callaghan, Eric Wareheim, Murica, Gonzo, Andrew Callaghan, YouTube Channel VICE

Here comes the judge

The first decisions of Facebook’s independent Oversight Board make Facebook’s judgment look good by comparison. Who saw that coming? The Board has in essence said that it is OK to insult Muslim men as a group — yet not Azerbaijanis — and that freedom of expression justifies spreading medical misinformation. How in any logic does that make for a better Facebook, a better internet, and a better world? The problem is that the Oversight Board is interpreting Facebook’s community standards...
Tags: Facebook, Publishing, UK, Supreme Court, Cdc, Germany, Uncategorized, Journalism, Georgia, Eu, United States, Poland, Muslim, Myanmar, Donald Trump, Board

Freedom of expression is a crucial factor in managing the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on journalists’ health, working conditions and freedom to report. Now more than ever, media freedom needs to be upheld The post Freedom of expression is a crucial factor in managing the Covid-19 pandemic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Human Rights, Media, Africa, Journalism, South Africa, Press freedom, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Botswana, Misinformation, Openaccess, SADC, Southern Africa, Freedom Of Expression

"What’s fascinating is that Fox is shifting harder right to recapture the audience it lost to OAN/Newsmax during the Stop The Steal era but they’re not actually booking Trump..."

"... to appear on their air. The conservative movement has deplatformed Trump, but it’s more convenient for them to pretend that Twitter did it and it would somehow be impossible for him to communicate through other media."  Tweets Matt Yglesias. Missing piece of info: How do you know the Fox hasn't tried to book him? Since Trump hasn't done any interviews since leaving office — correct me if I'm wrong — the most rational inference is that Trump is declining to do interviews.  Peel away ...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Journalism, Joe Biden, Fox, Fox News, Trump, Matt Yglesias, Yglesias, Ann Althouse, Trump the ex-President, OAN Newsmax, Biden And The Press

8 big thinkers to follow on social media in 2021

While social media is often a source of disinformation, some thought leaders are using their platforms as a force for good. Social networks offer an opportunity for readers to learn science-backed advice from top professionals in their fields. From journalists covering disinformation to a doctor giving the best physical therapy advice around, these influential voices deserve wide audiences. In her 2017 book, "What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear," NYU associate professor of medicine Danielle O...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Instagram, Medicine, California, Washington Post, Youtube, America, Social Media, Journalism, History, United States, Innovation, Biden, PPP, Ahmed

"As of 1:15 p.m. on January 22, The Washington Post has updated its website and URLs to restore the original version of the Kamala Harris profile detailed in Reason's post, below."

"'We should have kept both versions of the story on the Post's site (the original and updated one), rather than redirecting to the updated version,' Kris Coratti, the Post's vice president for communications, told Reason in a statement on Friday. 'We have now done that, and you will see the link to the original at the top of the updated version.' Rason has updated the headline of this story to reflect those changes. The rest of the story remains unaltered." From "The Washington Post Tried To M...
Tags: Post, Law, Washington Post, Journalism, Kamala Harris, Reason, Ann Althouse, Kris Coratti, Rason, WAPP

"CNN glowed almost as brightly about the event as a state media would have.... Biden’s perfectly fine if pedestrian speech earned instant accolades..."

"... from Wolf Blitzer, who jibbered that Biden had put 'his soul into his first address.'...  MSNBC worked from the same script, going gaga for not just Lady Gaga but the whole schmear. At day’s end, Rachel Maddow confessed to having worked her way through an entire box of Kleenex during the festivities and Joy Reid gushed like a partisan about the event.... The Washington Post got with the program, giving Biden credit for not waiting 'long to begin staffing up his administration, swearing in t...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Law, Washington Post, White House, Journalism, Cnn, New York Times, Propaganda, Lady Gaga, Biden, Msnbc, Joe, Wolf Blitzer, Jack Shafer, Ann Althouse, Joy Reid

Google Is Experimenting With Removing Some News Sites From Search

In a disturbing move, Google is apparently experimenting with hiding links to some news sites from search results in Australia. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Australia, Journalism, Ad Revenue, Google News, Ad Tech

Some words for this week

Most Mondays I write here about a single word or phrase that I’ve found timely or otherwise compelling. This week—well, one word doesn’t suffice. So I’m turning over the blog to other writers whose words have cut through the chaos and helped me find my bearings. Some of these pieces may be paywalled. Support journalism. * “He has been dividing the country into us and them for as long as he has been in public. For them, a full-page ad calling for the death penalty. For us — go ahead and gra...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Supreme Court, California, Washington Post, CMO, Journalism, Current Affairs, New York Times, Linguistics, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Biden, Donald Trump, Adweek, Branding, Jason Stanley

The Counter-Reformation

Journalists are tying themselves in knots about what words to use, what to call the actions yesterday, what to call the people who incited and engaged in them. Choosing the words is the ultimate job of the journalist. Let me propose a historical way to view what is occurring now. I am coming to see #BlackLivesMatter as the recent culmination of the long American Racial Reformation. The Martin Luthers of our time are Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, who made #BLM a movement, and St...
Tags: Publishing, Washington Post, Cbs News, Uncategorized, Journalism, Editing, Cbs, Republican Party, Rupert Murdoch, Times, Donald Trump, BLM, Blacklivesmatter, Jim Crow, Trump, Capitol

WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail despite US extradition block

Julian Assange will have to remain in custody in Britain, pending a US appeal of the decision to block his extradition to face charges for leaking secret documents, a judge in London ruled on Wednesday The post WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail despite US extradition block appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: London, Iraq, US, Journalism, World, Afghanistan, Britain, United States, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Openaccess, Assange

Vietnam Gives Reporters Decades-Long Jail Sentences

A court in Vietnam on Tuesday handed down jail sentences of more than a decade each to three journalists found guilty of spreading propaganda against the state. Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy and Le Huu Minh Tuan, prominent members of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam, were charged with “making, storing, spreading information, materials, […]
Tags: Asia, News, Censorship, Global, Journalism, Vietnam, Pham Chi Dung Nguyen Tuong Thuy, Le Huu Minh Tuan, Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam

Google's Search Engine Is Squashing Local News, Study Says

When we ask who should take the rap for the decline of local news, most folks agree the blame partially lies on Google’s shoulders. The tech giant has spent the past decade systematically swallowing a larger and larger chunk of the digital ad market, diverting the dollars that outlets—particularly smaller…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Journalism, Google News, The Business Of News

Hunting Ghislaine: weighing conspiracy and truth in the Epstein saga

John Sweeney ‘cracked up’ after leaving the BBC when an investigation went bad. He talks about his long obsession with the Maxwells – and the show that relaunched his career“You can feel sorry for someone,” says John Sweeney, “and still want them to face justice.” He’s talking about Hunting Ghislaine, the compelling podcast in which the investigative reporter unpicks the story of Ghislaine Maxwell, the 58-year-old British socialite who is currently in jail, awaiting trial for procuring and traff...
Tags: Media, Podcasts, Journalism, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Publishing And Public Relations, Prince Andrew, LBC, Sweeney, John Sweeney, Maxwells, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Kosova