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CNN Corrects a Trump Story, Fueling Claims of ‘Fake News’

CNN on Friday corrected an erroneous report that Donald Trump Jr. had received advance notice from the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks about a trove of hacked documents that it planned to release during last year’s presidential campaign.<p>In fact, the email to Mr. Trump was sent a day after the …

Fake News

Fake news on Facebook fans the flames of hate against the Rohingya in Burma

RANGOON, Burma — For Buddhists in Burma, even a quick scroll through Facebook’s news feed provides fuel for hatred and nationalistic fervor.<p>An endless stream of provocative photos and cartoons claim that there is no “ethnic cleansing” against Burma’s Muslim Rohingya minority. Instead, according to …

Asia

Tech Companies' Transparency Efforts May Be Inadvertently Causing More Censorship

When should American companies comply with government censorship requests?<p><i>Jillian C. York is a writer and activist whose work examines state and corporate censorship and its impact on culture and human rights. Based in Berlin, she is the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the</i> …

Privacy

The 3 types of news subscribers: Why they pay and how to convert them

Introduction<p>Who pays for news? Why do they pay? Who does not pay for news and why not?<p>Earlier this year, we conducted a nationally representative …

Emotions

A Fake-News Warning From a Former Propagandist

Why readers shouldn’t underestimate the power of disinformation.<p>From pizza-parlor pedophilia rings to Sharia law in Florida, viral fake news stories often seem propelled by their own preposterousness. It’s a different matter for professionally produced disinformation. That, I learned from a former …

Propaganda

How Rodrigo Duterte Turned Facebook Into a Weapon—With a Little Help From Facebook

This is social media in the age of “patriotic trolling.”<p>Rodrigo Duterte walked down the aisle of a packed auditorium at De La Salle University in …

Philippines

How The Times of London is using Facebook groups to drive subscriptions

The Times of London is experimenting with Facebook groups dedicated to specific topics in order to attract new readers and ultimately convert them …

Advertising Industry

Publisher pivot to reality casts doubts on global expansion plans - Digiday

Winter is coming for digital media, and one of the big casualties is their global expansion.<p>Not long ago, digital media, awash in venture capital, …

Digital Media

The Strange and Sudden Demise of the Houston Press

by<p>Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:27 am CST<p>Requiem for an Alt-Weekly<p><i>The strange and sudden demise of the</i> Houston Press.<p>On the afternoon of Friday, November 3, …

Journalism

In Seattle, GeekWire is building an international audience on top of its coverage of the local tech scene » Nieman Journalism Lab

In October, a month after Amazon said that it was on the hunt for a new city to launch its second headquarters, tech site GeekWire, also born in Seattle, announced some expansion plans of its own.<p>In search of the “next great North American tech city,” GeekWire invited cities to submit proposals to …

Journalism

Can 5,000 strangers have a productive Facebook dialogue? Spaceship Media is about to try » Nieman Journalism Lab

Calling 5,000 women: Spaceship Media wants to seriously listen to you.<p>Spaceship Media, the one-year-old company focused on fostering conversations between folks of different political and socioeconomic viewpoints in Facebook groups through deliberate, journalism-supported dialogue, is now launching …

Journalism

Jailed for a Text: China’s Censors Are Spying on Mobile Chat Groups

Authorities scour private chats on messaging apps for blacklisted words, sensitive images<p>PUYANG, China—One night this September, construction supervisor Chen Shouli fired off a joke in a chat group.<p>“Haha,” he typed on his black iPhone 7, followed by an off-color wisecrack about a rumored love …

China

Publish.org, now in public beta, champions open, peer

<b>Credit: Screnshot from Publish.org.</b><p>Publish.org, a platform aiming to become “the internet’s news desk”, is now open in public beta after publishing …

Journalism

Michael Wolff: Big Media's Only Strategy? Scale For Scale's Sake

Disney's bid for Fox and AT&T's push for Time Warner reveal a Death Star theory of media, but what if bigger isn't always better?<p>It is not only …

Rupert Murdoch

The Return of the Techno-Moral Panic

The July 3, 1995, cover of Time Magazine featured, below the glowing face of an awe-struck child, a blaring, bold-type neologism that needed no explanation: “Cyberporn.” “A new study shows how pervasive and wild it really is,” read the cover line. “Can we protect our kids — and free speech?” The …

Chuck Grassley

The Live-Streamers Who Are Challenging Traditional Journalism

Webcasters promise transparency and objectivity, but not all views deserve equal time.<p>In 2011, when Tim Pool was twenty-five, he was living with his brother in Virginia, playing guitar and making skateboarding videos. He sometimes called himself anti-authoritarian or “pro-transparency,” but beyond …

Journalism

Snapchat boss Evan Spiegel on the app that made him one of the world's youngest billionaires

With Facebook snapping at his heels, the Snap Inc founder needs to offer something more than selfies with a dog’s ears. He explains why his relaunched app could have the answer to fake news and filter bubbles<p>If you spend enough time in the tech industry, certain cultural touchstones become …

Evan Spiegel

Don’t blame the election on fake news. Blame it on the media.

Photo by Joe Raedle/AFP/Getty Images<p><b>Since the 2016 presidential election,</b> an increasingly familiar narrative has emerged concerning the unexpected …

Journalism

Civil says the future of media is blockchains and cryptocurrencies

Plenty of startups are trying to reinvent the news business by adding features such as micro-payments or mobile video. But a startup called Civil is …

Bitcoin

It's time for a paywall revolution

In past columns, I’ve brainstormed how we might think differently about newsletters, headlines, homepages, bylines, analytics, podcast ideas, comment …

Journalism

Don't Stop the Presses! Big Tech Should Fund Real Journalism

Tom Peele’s friend keeps bugging him. “Are you going to win?” the friend writes over Facebook. “I think you’re going to win.” “What are you going to …

Journalism

Underscores, Optimization & Arms Races

A dozen years ago, the web started to reshape itself around major companies like Google. We can understand the genesis of today’s algorithmic arms …

SEO

Publishers: It’s time to give up the ghosts of scale

They look friendly, cheerful, and appear to come bearing plenty of candy. But beware the ghosts of advertising scale.<p>Bad news has dominated the media …

Clayton Christensen

Fake News Took Over the Arab World Long Ago. But Investigative Journalism Might Save It

It’s not often these days that the Arab states can claim a world-class innovation ahead of the West. But when it comes to “fake news,” we had it way …

Fake News

Democracy's immune system is in trouble. Here's what we can do

<b>(CNN) —</b> Throughout history, the media has been used to manipulate and influence political outcomes. Julius Caesar used war journaling, or a written firsthand account of war and its rationale, to justify the invasion and destruction of the Gallic tribes two millennia ago. His heir, Octavian, used a …

Journalism

John Kelly’s losing battle with Trump’s Twitter feed

While chief of staff John Kelly has taken steps to control information in and out of the Oval Office, the president still uses the service to scan fringe websites that pop up in his mentions.<p>When John Kelly accepted the position of White House chief of staff last July, he framed his main function …

Donald Trump

As Amazon’s media ambitions grow, publishers are wary

As Amazon’s media ambitions grow with every passing quarter, it is leaning on its publisher partners more than ever to realize them.<p>Some publishers …

Digital Media

How to Survive the Media Apocalypse

Pivot to readers.<p><i>Updated on November 30</i><p>Agony is the natural state of the news industry. Newspaper sales per capita peaked before color television was a thing, and magazines have been in decline since the Clinton administration. When it comes to the finances of the Fourth Estate, bad news is, …

Journalism

Fight for the Future statement on Ajit Pai’s ridiculous speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2017<br>Contact: Evan Greer, 978-852-6457, press@fightforthefuture.org<p>Yesterday, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai gave <b>a</b> …

Internet