Jared Hightower

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The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

We crunched the data on where journalists work and how fast it’s changing. The results should worry you.<p><b>How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell?</b> News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the most …

Journalism

The Times’ subscription sales jump 200 percent since pivoting from breaking news

British newspaper The Times has seen subscriptions sales jump 200 percent in the last year, since it pivoted from publishing on a breaking-news cycle …

Advertising Industry

How MSNBC Could Have Protected Rachel Maddow From 'Trump Taxes' Backlash

When the late night comics start joking that you screwed up, you know <i>something</i> happened, but what? Why’s everyone knocking MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow?<p><i>The Washington Post</i>‘s Margaret Sullivan accused Maddow of fumbling one of the most basic plays in all of journalism: “It’s called ‘burying the lede.’ And …

The Story Behind The Most Successful Crowdfunded Font In History

Thanks to a 10,000-person waiting list, Futuracha Pro has broken previous records.<p>Up until this week, the most successful crowdfunded font was an almost predictable winner: Black Tie, a flexible, sans-serif typeface that scales from web CSS to apps with all the seamless utility of Helvetica. It was …

Typography

The Original Lie About Obamacare

You hear it from Republicans, pundits and even some Democrats. It’s often said in a tone of regret: <i>I wish Obama had done health reform in a bipartisan way, rather than jamming through a partisan bill.</i><p>The lament seems to have the ring of truth, given that not a single Republican in Congress voted …

Health Care

Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs

This curated post is authored by Graphic Designer, Jacob CassThe post Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs appeared …

Donald Trump and the Art of the Apology

The 45th president is a sensitive soul whose ego is easily bruised when others say unkind or disrespectful things about him.<p>Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.<p>Honestly, has there ever been a stupider nursery school aphorism? Words can be plenty hurtful, excruciating …

When Trump supporters sneer at protests, what are they scared of? | Hadley Freeman

Critics knocking anti-Trump marches as stupid are just trying to close down debate. Democracy relies on dissent<p>I’ll say one thing for Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and the rest of the goon squad: they certainly don’t waste time. Only 13 days since the inauguration and other politicians generally …

Donald Trump

AP: Trump's voter fraud expert registered in 3 states

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who President Donald Trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in multiple states during …

17 obscure Steam tips and tricks that can power up your PC gaming

Let’s cut to the chase: For many people, PC gaming is synonymous with Steam. Valve’s ubiquitous gaming client is both storefront and service, delivering a one-stop shop for buying games, playing and managing those games, and even building out a friends list to chat with while you game.<p>But that’s …

Nailed To The Chessboard For 50 Years

Bobby Fischer became the youngest grandmaster in 1958 at the age of 15. When he faced Boris Spassky in Santa Monica in 1966 under Jacqueline Piatigorsky's watchful eye, his record was still intact. The year 1966 was memorable. It was the first year I played chess as a grandmaster.<p>"A grandmaster …

I fell for a right-wing hoax. Then I called the guy who pranked me.

The day after Donald Trump was elected, I asked for submissions on Twitter from victims of election-related intimidation, harassment and threats. …

Journalism

Fake News And The Truth About Content. Pay For It...Or You'll Pay For It

It is perhaps the ultimate condemnation of digital platforms, a withering assessment of how the likes of Google, Facebook and others feed off the work of others. They “gain so much from our investment while contributing very little.”<p>The words are those of David Dinsmore, <i>NewsUK</i>’s chief operating …

How Russia Wins an Election

You don’t need a security clearance to understand how Vladimir Putin does it. Just open your eyes.<p>Did Russia just put its man in the White House? Americans are furiously debating the question as intelligence reports leak, Donald Trump tweets his doubts and Congress vows to investigate.<p>As analysts …

Russia

Welcome to the age of anger | Pankaj Mishra

The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain<p>The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is the biggest political earthquake of our times, and its reverberations are inescapably global. It has fully …

ageofanger

What To Buy A Coffee Snob (According To A Certified Coffee Snob)

A gift guide for that special, insufferable someone in your life.<p>Thousands of miles away, a farmer marches up a mountainside, picking beans. They’ll be left to ferment in the sun, wafting lazily in an open air breeze like a tourist on holiday. So while a quick sip of coffee on your way out the door …

Coffee

Three Totally Unique Games You Need to Experience

Lots of great games – even some of the best – fall into clear categories. Worker placement, trick-taking, auction games. Sure, they bring their own …

The Ingenious Marketing Strategies Behind Trump's Success

A conversation with a longtime media and advertising executive about how the president-elect sold himself to the public<p>In May of 2016, I edited an essay by Jerry Cave, offering his analysis of Trump’s success in the Republican primaries. Cave argued that “by taking [Pat] Buchanan’s positions, …

Donald Trump

Hundreds of Animators Collaborated on This Free Kinetic Typeface

Static type might as well be invisible next to these bouncing glyphs.<p>236 animators. 1 type designer. 1 bouncy cheery typeface that you can have for free. But what will do you with it? The creator of Franchise Animated typeface project is back with Mobilo—an animated typeface created …

The 'latte libel' is a brilliant strategy. The left cannot counter it with facts alone

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was superior to Donald Trump’s in almost every way. But Trump won because he had a stronger, more emotive and relevant narrative.<p>Trump’s campaign borrowed its narrative strategy from the story shaped by conservatives in the United States over the past couple …

Hillary Clinton

'Arrival' Is Smart, Stylish Sci-Fi About Language, Not Laser Beams

Close encounters get a whole lot closer with <i>Arrival</i>, a furiously intelligent sci-fi film descending into cinemas from somewhere far, far beyond our current realm of understanding. Its premise instantly solves one of the hardest things to swallow about the traditional movie alien: the fact that it …

Paramount Pictures

Team Trump is already filled with Washington insiders

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> To shape his administration, President-elect Donald Trump is drawing squarely from the "swamp" he has pledged to drain.<p>Trump's transition team is staffed with long-time Washington experts and lobbyists from K Street, think tanks and political offices.<p>It's a far cry from Trump's …

Donald Trump

Zuckerberg: Fake News Didn't Influence Election Results

A lot of questions are emerging about Facebook’s role in this year’s election cycle, especially given the proliferation of sensationalistic and even …

Social Media

Middle Schoolers in Michigan Chant 'Build That Wall' After Trump Victory

People all across the country have heard Donald Trump promise to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico, and it seems young students have …

Donald Trump

Trump quickly changes his tone toward protesters following criticism

"Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country," Trump wrote on Twitter early Friday morning.<p>The president-elect added: "We will all come together and be proud!"<p>The remarks stood in stark contrast to comments Trump made on Thursday night as …

A message to red-state Trump voters: I want MY country back

I’m sure thousands of bottles of Budweiser will be raised tonight in those white, working-class neighborhoods of the upper Midwest that put<p>Donald Trumpover the top in the electoral college. You folks should enjoy your moment and don’t trouble yourselves with the thought that plenty of celebratory …

Syrian opposition left with nowhere to turn after Trump's victory

US president-elect likely to endorse Russia’s policy of bombing rebels to the negotiating table<p>As Donald Trump was claiming victory on Wednesday, Syrian opposition leaders were wrapping up a meeting in Stockholm that was supposed to map a way out of the mire in Aleppo, but instead ended their hopes …