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Here, here: the Swedish online love army who take on the trolls

#Jagärhär (#Iamhere) aims to battle abuse in online threads and jumps to defend those on receiving endWhen a young woman with rainbow hair and a reputation for hostility towards sexual predators won a Swedish lawyer of the year award late last year, the online reaction came in two waves.The first was unpleasant, a torrent of bile from people who objected to Linnéa Claeson’s looks, her feminist politics, her gender, her youth and her instagram account @assholesonline. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Sweden, Social Media, Journalism, Society, Digital Media, Publishing And Public Relations, Online Abuse, Linnéa Claeson


"In the Russian Federation and in President Putin himself, you have an individual whose aim is to disrupt the Western alliance and whose aim is to make Western democracy more fractious..."

"... in order to weaken our ability, America’s ability and the West’s ability to spread our democratic ideals.... That’s the goal, to make us less of a moral authority to spread democratic values... With respect to Western ideals and who it is and what it is we stand for as Americans, Russia poses the most dangerous threat to that way of life."Said Lisa Page, in private testimony to a joint House Judiciary and Oversight Committee, quoted in "F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly ...
Tags: Law, Putin, Russia, America, Journalism, Fbi, Nyt, Times, Russian Federation, Nate Silver, Ann Althouse, Trump troubles, Lisa Page, House Judiciary and Oversight Committee, Said Lisa Page


"The fact that the white reporter sent to cover her didn't know what Skee Wee was is not a good sign...."

Kamala is running for POTUS (probably). She's an AKA.The fact that the white reporter sent to cover her didn't know what Skee Wee was is not a good sign that the media is going to cover her with the cultural competency required. And it IS a requirement! pic.twitter.com/9MrZuGynIz — Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) January 10, 2019 AKA, as described in Essence:Whether it’s your mom, an aunt, a friend or yourself, chances are you know someone in your sister circle who is a member of Alpha Kapp...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Journalism, Alicia Keys, Sororities, Kamala Harris, Janes, Kamala, Ann Althouse, Chelsea Janes, Skee Wee, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Founded, Howard University Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Phylicia Rashad Toni Morrison Maya Angelou


Seattle TV Editor Fired After Trump Video Appears Altered

The Seattle Times reports that FOX affiliate Q13 broadcasted video that showed a more orange-toned Trump with his tongue hanging out languidly from his mouth after making a statement.
Tags: News, Journalism, Fox, Trump, Seattle Times, Seattle TV


You'd never know it...

You’d never know it from much of the coverage but no federal employees have missed a paycheck yet.— Brit Hume (@brithume) January 8, 2019 And I still don't feel that I "know" it. There's no link to an article in this tweet. Mainstream media is a horrifying wasteland. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Journalism, Brit Hume, Ann Althouse, Trump's shutdown


Headline accuses "others" of using a term that doesn't appear in the article — "urban-centric."

It's a little too early in the morning to feel like giving up, but journalism is so bad these days, I feel like quitting reading it altogether. I'm reading the Wisconsin State Journal: "Tony Evers' Cabinet picks signal pragmatism, diversity to some; others call them too urban-centric."Urban-centric? Who said that? No one I guess.This is the closest I can come to finding material in the article that supports the use of that term:GOP legislative leaders have criticized Evers’ slate for being prima...
Tags: Dane, Headlines, Law, Milwaukee, Journalism, Gop, Wisconsin, Rochester, Madison, Cabinet, Assembly, Sony ATV, Robin Vos, Vos, Wisconsin State Journal, Sam Taylor


WaPo's embarrassing indulgence in hyperbole describing the attendance at Democratic candidates rallies.

For years we've seen gigantic crowds at Trump rallies downplayed in the mainstream press, and that's the baseline against which I judge "Iowa Democrats fill events to the rafters with 13 months left before the 2020 caucuses."Even before reading the article, I'm thinking: 1. So everybody got into the room (no overflow room, no people left outside in the parking lot), 2. What size was the room (unless it was a big arena, what's the big deal about filling a room)? 3. Filling "to the rafters" is a m...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Iowa, Trump, Boone County, Sen Bernie Sanders, Des Moines, Iowa City, WaPo, Leonard, Cory Booker, Council Bluffs, Ankeny, Hyperbole, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections


Isn't it to Trump's credit that only 3 have died in the National Parks during the shutdown?

The anti-Trumpism of The Washington Post is on display in "Three dead in national parks as shutdown wears on":Three days after most of the federal workforce was furloughed on Dec. 21, a 14-year-old girl fell 700 feet to her death at the Horseshoe Bend Overlook, part of the Glen Canyon Recreation Area in Arizona. The following day, Christmas, a man died at Yosemite National Park in California after suffering a head injury in a fall. On Dec. 27, a woman was killed by a falling tree at Great Smoky ...
Tags: Death, Law, California, Journalism, Tennessee, Arizona, North Carolina, Interior Department, The Washington Post, National Park Service, Trump, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ann Althouse, Trump's Congress, Glen Canyon Recreation Area


"[W]hile many German journalists report honestly from this country, going to great lengths to travel and meet ordinary people..."

"... the gun-toting, death-penalty-seeking, racist American nonetheless remains a stock character of much superficial coverage, particularly in left-leaning outlets such as Hamburg-based Der Spiegel. Ugly Americans, and American ugliness, crop up repeatedly in [the fake reporting of Claas Relotius]... [O]n the outskirts of rural Fergus Falls, Minn., a majority of whose voters backed President Trump in 2016, Relotius purportedly found a large sign — 'almost impossible to overlook,' he wrote — rea...
Tags: Hope, Law, Germany, Journalism, United States, Tnr, Hamburg, Trump, New Republic, Charles Lane, Lane, WaPo, Der Spiegel, Fergus Falls, Stephen Glass, Ann Althouse


"Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility...."

"Abramson describes a generational split at the Times, with younger staffers, many of them in digital jobs, favoring an unrestrained assault on the presidency. 'The more "woke" staff thought that urgent times called for urgent measures; the dangers of Trump’s presidency obviated the old standards,' she writes [in her forthcoming book 'Merchants of Truth']. Trump claims he is keeping the 'failing' Times in business—an obvious exaggeration—but the former editor acknowledges a 'Trump bump' that saw...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Nyt, Fox News, Times, Trump, Ny Times, Howard Kurtz, Abramson, Jill Abramson, Ann Althouse, Trump and the press, Merchants of Truth -RSB- Trump


The Best Podcast Episodes of 2018

I have 470 podcast episodes in my queue right now, after some paring down. There’s just too much good stuff to listen to: fiction, chat shows, history lessons, interviews, reported documentaries, weird semi-fiction. Of the hundreds of podcast episodes I listened to this year, these are the 15 that taught or…Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Comedy, Podcasts, Education, Entertainment, Journalism, Lifehacks, Reply All, Best Of


Prominent newspapers across the United States come under cyberattack

2018 has been a dangerous year for those who bring us the news: according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 129 journalists were killed this year. For the first time in history, the United States has been listed as one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists to ply their trade. The President of the United States has been calling the media industry an "enemy of the people" for the past two years. Many of his acolytes have bought into his bullshit: news rooms have come ...
Tags: Post, News, Los Angeles, Journalism, Fbi, United States, New York Times, The Times, Hackers, Nicaragua, West Coast, Newspaper, Usa Today, Gannett, The Washington Post, Cyber Warfare


Advice All Music Writers Should Follow In 2019

As another year turns over, the music business has become unrecognizable from how it was almost 20 years ago, where the value of music journalists and their role in the industry has been called into question. Here we look at how music writers can best navigate this rocky new landscape moving into 2019. ________________________________ Guest post from Haulix Daily The music business in 2019 would be virtually unrecognizable to the music business of 2000. In less than two decades the i...
Tags: Music, Journalism, Guest Post, Musicians, Music Business, Musician


Fake news is everywhere. Even in places that were once legitimate.

The South China Morning Post is a respected paper with a long and noble history that has recently made more than a few missteps.Critics of the paper allege that it has fallen into the hands of Beijing and is now little more than a propaganda outlet. The use of a legitimate news source to peddle propaganda is nothing new, but it may be the shape of things to come.We are awash in fake news. It just isn't from the places the people seemingly most concerned with the problem think its from. The probl...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Media, China, Russia, Journalism, Qatar, Ukraine, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, New York Times, Innovation, Alibaba, Fox News


"[S]uch gratuitously negative reporting undermines the credibility of the press without Mr. Trump having to say a word."

Writes the Editorial Board of The Wall Street Journal.They are talking about the first 2 paragraphs of the Washington Post's report on Trump's trip to Iraq:President Trump touched down Wednesday in Iraq in his first visit to a conflict zone as commander in chief, a week after announcing a victory over the Islamic State that his own Pentagon and State Department days earlier said remained incomplete.The president’s visit to Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad, which was shrouded in secrecy, follows ...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Islamic State, Iraq, Journalism, Middle East, Pentagon, State Department, Donald Trump, Baghdad, Trump, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Trump And The Military, Al Asad Air Base


Facebook. Sigh.

I’d rather like to inveigh against Facebook right now as it would be convenient, given that ever since I raised money for my school from the company, it keeps sinking deeper in a tub of hot, boiling bile in every media story and political pronouncement about its screwups. Last week’s New York Times story about Facebook sharing data with other companies seemed to present a nice opportunity to thus bolster my bona fides. But then not so much. The most appalling revelation in The Times story was t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Spotify, Publishing, London, Obama, Congress, Russia, Uncategorized, Journalism, Dave, Netflix, New York Times, Oxford, Silicon Valley, Times


"New York Times assailed for Alice Walker interview endorsing ‘anti-Semitic’ conspiracy theorist."

Explained by Isaac Stanley-Becker at WaPo.There are so many layers to this story, which I saw yesterday and decided not to blog because I'd done enough blogging for the day and it looked complicated. Now, I'm seeing this WaPo piece and thinking I can use it to organize the layers to present it to you, but I'm wearied by the first paragraph, which brings in a layer I hadn't noticed before. Look how complicated this is. This is — I must stress — the first paragraph of the article. Look how it uses...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Holocaust, New York Times, Nyt, Jesus, Anti-semitism, Alice Walker, Conspiracies, Trump, Walker, WaPo, David Icke, Ann Althouse, Icke, Isaac Stanley-Becker


Algorithmic catastrophe: How news feeds reprogram your mind and habits

According to a Pew Research poll, 45% of U.S. adults get at least some of their news from Facebook, with half of that amount using Facebook as their only news outlet. Algorithms on social media pick what people read. There's worry that social media algorithms are creating filter bubbles, so that they never have to read something they don't agree with and thus cause tribal thinking and confirmation bias. The Charles Koch Foundation is committed to understanding what drives intolerance and the bes...
Tags: Facebook, Internet, Social Media, Journalism, Society, Innovation, Algorithm, Pew Research, Charles Koch Foundation, Big Problems


AI digest: Ericsson, Walmart Labs, Google’s AI Journalism project, and more

Ericsson has set up a Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) in Bangalore to focus on research and development in artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. Ericsson claims that the research center will create 150 new jobs for data  scientists, engineers, ML/AI architects, and software... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Internet, Journalism, Walmart, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ai, Ericsson, Bangalore, British Telecom, IISc Bangalore, Ericsson Walmart Labs Google, Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator GAIA


Dainik Bhaskar group fails journalists again, closing its English daily DB Post

Yet another sad news from Central India.Especially, for journalists and English media, the readers and writers.Dainik Bhaskar group is closing down its English daily newspaper, DB Post.Dozens of journalists' set to lose jobs as a big group takes decision but no Journalist association in Bhopal or MP will speak for them.Is it because they feel it will jeopardize their job prospects in future if they need job in the group's Hindi daily. Print is still viable in these regions. They've own issues b...
Tags: Media, Religion, Journalism, Hindustan Times, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Bhopal, Dainik Bhaskar, DB Post, English journalism, Sudhir Agarwal, Central India Especially, Journalist association


The incredible story of Susan Potter, the "immortal corpse"

In the year 2,000, Susan Potter, then 72, donated her body to medicine. After Potter died, scientists froze her corpse, sliced it into 27,000 slivers thinner than a human hair, photographed each slice, and created "the world’s most advanced virtual cadaver using the highest-quality imagery of an entire human body in existence." Not only is the virtual cadaver an incredible accomplishment but so is National Geographic's story about Potter and the lead researcher, Dr. Vic Spitzer Ph.D., director ...
Tags: Death, Video, Science, Technology, News, Medicine, Journalism, Simulations, Potter, Spitzer, Susan Potter, Vic Spitzer, Center for Human Simulation, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical, RACHEL KLAUS


Social Media Overtakes Print Newspapers as News Source

For the first time, social media has surpassed print newspapers as a news source for Americans, Pew Research Center finds. In recent surveys, 20 percent of U.S. adults said they often get news from social media, compared to 16 percent from print newspapers. Newspaper circulation has been declining for years, while the portion of Americans who use social media has modestly increased. Television remains the most popular way Americans receive news, though its use has fallen since 2016. News website...
Tags: Social Media, Media Relations, Journalism, Pr, Pulse of the Profession, Greg Beaubien, State of the News Media, Americans Pew Research Center


The Guardians of Truth Named TIME Person of the Year 2018

For the first time, TIME Magazine‘s annual Person of the Year is someone who has already died: Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist whose apparent recent murder presumably stemmed from his too-close examination of the government of the ruling Faisal family of Saudi Arabia. But such is the importance that the iconic former newsweekly has attached to what it characterized as attacks on the “guardians of the truth” in the global press. Khashoggi was one of a cluster of journalists that T...
Tags: Maryland, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Advertising, Journalism, Philippines, Today Show, Myanmar, Time Magazine, Yemen, Journalists, Trump, Riyadh, Fred Ryan, Capital Gazette


Ix-nay on the is-the-season-tay

Once again, I regret to say, we find ourselves deep in the season of the overworked Yuletide cliché. And what a bleak season it is this year. According to the Fourth Estate, ’tis the season for identity thieves gift card theft burglaries, thefts, and crimes charity imposters payment fraud package theft infectious disease deer-related crashes traffic jams cyberattacks and stress. ’Tis also the season to eat poorly, to avoid office party lawsui...
Tags: Amazon, Advertising, Journalism, Linguistics, Wisconsin, Everlane, Town, Cliches, George H W Bush, San Francisco Chronicle, Susan Glasser, Fourth Estate, Nancy Friedman, Profanity, Mededitor, Tis


Google, Allegedly: Snitches Get Stitches

After a year of protests by its own staff against its work with the military, alleged plans to build a censored Chinese search engine, and handling of sexual harassment allegations against executives, Google is doing some soul-searching and self-reflection over the true meaning of “Don’t be evil.” Just kidding!…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Media, Journalism, Leaks, Whistleblowers, Andy Rubin, Dont Be Evil, Leakers, Project Maven, Project Dragonfly


Pew Study Finds Americans Still Prefer Watching to Reading the News

A new survey from Pew Research Center revealed that Americans prefer to watch the news rather than read it by a ratio of 47 to 34 percent, marking only a minimal change from 2016’s study, which tallied 46 percent of respondents as news-watchers to 35 percent as news-readers. Within the subset of news-watching respondents, 75 percent still favor television as their medium of choice. However, the survey suggests this strong majority may not last thanks to the internet. While in 2016 only 12 percen...
Tags: News, Washington, Journalism, Pr, Pew Research Center, Thought Leadership, PRSA, Dean Essner, University of Maryland Email


Report: Paul Manafort Tried to Score Deal With Ecuador to Hand Julian Assange Over to the U.S.

Julian Assange, the embattled Wikileaks founder who has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012 for fear he could be extradited to the U.S. for publishing classified material, is in deep trouble. Court documents mistakenly released appear to suggest that he is facing unspecified, sealed charges in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, London, Crime, Russia, Journalism, Law Enforcement, US military, Espionage, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Donald Trump, Whistleblowers, Paul Manafort, Russia Election Interference


How the marketplace of ideas went rogue

The marketplace of ideas is a better metaphor than it's intended to be, notes Eli Pariser. As any good economist will tell you, the best product doesn't always rise to the top.The institutional gatekeepers and experts who once kept checks and balances on the marketplace of ideas have been replaced by social media algorithms that reward emotion and outrage over expertise and truth.How can media institutions like Facebook make this right? By reevaluating the business model that serves advertisers ...
Tags: Sponsored, Facebook, Politics, News, Media, Internet, Advertising, Social Media, Journalism, Markets, Innovation, Social Change, Eli Pariser, Charles Koch Foundation


'Jamal Khashoggi Way': Washington city may rename Saudi embassy street

Officials want road going past embassy in Foggy Bottom to serve as ‘daily reminder to Saudi officials’ about journalist’s murderLocal officials in a Washington neighborhood have voted to rename a street outside Saudi Arabia’s embassy in honour of the slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.If approved by the city council, the advisory commission’s measure means a stretch of road going past the expansive embassy building in the upscale Foggy Bottom district would be ceremonially renamed Jamal Khas...
Tags: Washington, Saudi Arabia, Journalism, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Washington Dc, Publishing And Public Relations, Cia, Mohammed bin Salman, Trump Administration, Jamal Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi Way


Award winning Chinese photographer goes missing in Xinjiang

Award-winning Chinese photographer Lu Guang has gone missing earlier this month. His wife Xu Xiaoli says that she last heard from him on 3 November, and she claims that he was taken away by national security officers. BBC reports that Mr. Lu was invited to Xinjiang region in China to attend several photography events. He […] The post Award winning Chinese photographer goes missing in Xinjiang appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, China, Journalism, Bbc, Xinjiang, Photographer, Photojournalist, Lu Guang, Xu Xiaoli, Journalism Is Not A Crime, Mr Lu