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Collaboration and insights: Here’s what you missed at two useful journalism conferences last week

Two powerhouse gatherings in the journalism world happened at the end of last week, digging into topics from collaborative journalism to reader revenue.<p>The ONA Insights event in Toronto featured keynotes on Vox Media’s editorial voice and blockchain in journalism with dives into newsletters, …


Populist voters less likely to trust news media, European survey finds

Europeans with populist views typically trust the news media much less than others and are far more critical of its coverage of key issues such as immigration, the economy and crime, according to a continent-wide survey.<p>The study also found that in many – but not all – countries, people with …


Alarming new revelations about Trump’s addiction to Fox News

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>There are two Mueller probes. There’s the one that exists in the Fox News-addled mind of President Trump and his supporters, which features dark conspiracy-mongering about a “Deep State coup” against Trump; out-of-control federal agents jackbooting poor, hapless Trump allies; and, …

Donald Trump

Trump Calls Hannity Nightly… And Other Stunning Revelations From NY Mag’s Report on the Fox News White House

<i>New York</i> magazine’s <b>Olivia Nuzzi</b> dropped a massive report Sunday night peeling back the curtain on President <b>Donald Trump</b>‘s relationship with Fox News …

Donald Trump

News Corp's war on Facebook is a decade in the making

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp wants a government body monitor opaque tech algorithms. How would that work?

News Corp

This Is How a Newspaper Dies

It’s with a spasm of profits.<p>For a preview of the newspaper industry’s coming death, turn your gaze to Colorado, where the withering and emaciated <i>Denver Post</i> finds itself rolling in profits.<p>The <i>Post’s</i> controlling owner, “vulture capitalist” Randall Smith, has become journalism’s No. 1 villain for …


CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Warns Trump’s Press Bashing Empowers Dictators to ‘Beat up Against the Press’

Speaking on CNN’s <i>Reliable Sources</i> Sunday morning, Chief International Correspondent <b>Christiane Amanpour</b> warned that President <b>Donald Trump</b>‘s attacks on …

Donald Trump

Ruby Bailey will become Columbia Missourian's executive editor

A journalist whose reporting has ranged from hyperlocal coverage of Michigan suburbs to the Iraq War and whose editing has spanned the evolution of …


Where's the integrity in cut-and-paste journalism?

The subject line on the email from a friend, a former journalist, was a succinct question. “Look familiar?”<p>I clicked to open, then followed the link …


With exposes, book and TV deals, Farrow on run of a lifetime

NEW YORK (AP) — Perhaps the least surprising aspect of The New Yorker magazine's story on abuse allegations against New York's attorney general last week was Ronan Farrow's name on it as one of the authors.<p>Farrow has been on a head-spinning run that started in October with an expose on movie mogul …

Rex Tillerson

Amanpour: 'It is no longer possible to shut us up' - CNN Video

Brian Stelter talks with Christiane Amanpour and Frank Sesno about NBC's internal investigation and other recent developments in the #MeToo movement. Amanpour also discusses the significance of her promotion, taking the place of Charlie Rose's talk show on PBS.

Media Industry

Call them long reads if you must, but in-depth journalism online can’t begin with the word count

“Long reads” is a term I’ve quickly come to dislike, mainly because it’s often bastardised to mean something that’s been horribly over-written to …


Five White House Staffers Leak Meeting About White House Leaks

Axios reported on Saturday some rather delicious details from a meeting in which White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reprimanded her …

Donald Trump

Turkey’s independent newspaper Cumhuriyet perseveres with a smile

The recent verdicts against Cumhuriyet were denounced by human rights and press freedom groups around the world. In Turkey, they were taken as a …

Human Rights

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Press Freedom And Issues At Stake

World press freedom day proclaimed by the United Nation General Assembly in December 1993 is observed every May 3 to further promote press freedom …

Freedom of the Press

MPs prepare to vote on new ‘draconian’ threat to Press freedom that could see publishers silenced (Mirror, 7 May 2018)

The Commons will soon vote on a fresh attempt to curb freedom of the Press by making newspapers pay legal bills even for cases they win. Campaigners …

Freedom of the Press

Optimism abounds as journalists fight back in many ways

While no media market is immune to erosion of press freedom, resistance is possible.


Leonard Pitts column: Faking the news just got easier

“If Reality Is Altered, What Can We Believe In?”


Black Friday: Spanish public broadcaster employees mourn the death of independent news

For the third week in a row, journalists at the Spanish public-service broadcaster RTVE wore black on Friday to protest PM Mariano Rajoy's party …

When Spies Hack Journalism

WASHINGTON — For decades, leakers of confidential information to the press were a genus that included many species: the government worker infuriated by wrongdoing, the ideologue pushing a particular line, the politico out to savage an opponent. In recent years, technology has helped such leakers …


'A newspaperwoman till the day she died': Pioneer woman journalist for The Star dies

A groundbreaking journalist who was among the first women to work as a reporter for The Kansas City Star died last month.<p>Mizzell "Mitzi" Phillips …


This column will probably change your mind

Will this essay — or the op-eds nearby — change your mind?<p>The traditional op-ed may seem quaint compared with tweetstorms, tell-all interviews and cable news shouting sessions. Skeptics may be forgiven for dismissing this medium as old-fashioned and ineffective. We have new evidence, however, that …

Critical Thinking

Freedom march: Inquiry launched into journalists’ manhandling

<b>ISLAMABAD:</b> A judicial inquiry was launched regarding the manhandling of a journalists’ rally by the capital police. The inquiry was launched by …


Public editors are disappearing. Do readers care?

<b>After ESPN decided</b> this week to discontinue its public editor position, I called up Jim Brady, the last person to serve in that role for the network. …


Something is fishy about NBC’s sexual harassment probe

<b>Matt Lauer; Ann Curry (AP/Evan Agostini)</b><p>Conflicting reports surround the probe into the Matt Lauer allegations<p>Nicole Karlis<p>May 10, 2018 11:10pm (UTC)<p>Something isn’t adding up in NBC's investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Matt Lauer, the disgraced former host of the network's …

Sexual Harassment

Arsene Wenger confirms he's been trolling journalists all along in final Arsenal press conference

Arsene Wenger has confirmed what several journalists suspected all along in his final press conference as Arsenal manager: he loved making them get …


Marshall University adding 5 to Journalism Hall of Fame

Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication will induct five new Hall of Fame members this fall.<p>Betsy Alderman is …

Hall of Fame

Book review: “I Was Told to Come Alone” shows one woman’s grit and determination while reporting on terrorism

In case anyone needs more evidence that journalists provide an essential public service, spend some time with Souad Mekhennet’s 2017 memoir, “I Was …

Islamic Fundamentalism

Google’s news chief Richard Gingras: “We need to rethink journalism at every dimension”

In the shadows of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the public’s trust in news, and the platforms that distribute it, is at an all-time low. As big tech seemingly scrambles to restore users’ confidence in their platforms, Google is introducing new ways to streamline the subscription process for …


em>(MORE)</em> guided journalists during the 1970s media crisis of confidence

<b>For the eight years of its existence,</b> <i>(MORE): A Journalism Review</i> flummoxed copy editors. Launched in 1971 by Richard Pollack, J. Anthony Lukas, and …