Journalism

I taught my 5th-graders how to spot fake news. Now they won’t stop fact-checking me.

It’s more important than ever to teach kids how to read news critically.<p>It was a fall day in 2014, and my classroom was full of excitement. My students had transformed themselves into historical figures for a living history project. I was going to broadcast it online so other schools could watch …

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The Times still pulls its punches: Why is the leadership of the “opposition party” still mincing words?

It’s startling how spotty the paper’s coverage of military matters is<p>Page A13 of the print edition of the March 27 New York Times carries a tantalizing if equivocal headline: “Is the Military Big Enough?” The article takes up a whole page, half of which is a graphic representing the numbers of …

News Media

What the legal definition of “fake news?” One newspaper publisher might sue to find out.

There's a notorious American tradition of politicians lambasting — and even threatening to sue — news organizations that publish unflattering or …

News Media

Trump says NYT 'failing' -- but stock up 30% since election

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> President Trump loves to take potshots on Twitter at media companies that he thinks treat him unfairly.<p>On Wednesday, Trump attacked one of his favorite targets, the New York Times, tweeting from his @realdonaldtrump account.<p>"Remember when the failing @nytimes apologized to its …

News Media

Enquiring Minds Want to Know: Why All the Trump Propaganda in the National Enquirer?

In February 2015, four months before Donald Trump announced his bid for the White House, the National Enquirer correctly predicted the winner of the …

News Media

Sean Hannity Is Still Upset Ted Koppel Said He Was ‘Bad for America’

The Fox News host Sean Hannity has been very upset.<p>Mr. Hannity is often very upset, at things like the past friendships of President Barack Obama; the suspected political leanings of his former colleague Megyn Kelly; the resignation of Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security …

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5 Things To Know About Veteran Journalist April Ryan

Ryan was labeled as just a "Black journalist" in many news reports following an alarming exchange with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. But …

News Media

House Science Committee Chair Says Science Magazine Is Not 'Objective'

Rep. Lamar Smith instead promotes the work of right-wing website Breitbart news.<p>WASHINGTON — Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has challenged the credibility of Science magazine — one of the world’s most respected science …

Climate Change

Trump Mania Has Made Fox News More Popular than Ever

Ratings are going through the roof.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p><b>Donald Trump</b> is temporary ratings gold, which is either evidence of renewed civic engagement or merely the decline of Western civilization.<p><i>Variety</i> reports that Fox News "finished far and above its …

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Newsmax Founder Defies Gravity

I recently had dinner at Mar a Lago with <b>Newsmax</b> founder <b>Chris Ruddy</b>. Having worked in media for as long as I did gives me a great appreciation for Chris’ spectacular accomplishments building his business from scratch. Ruddy started Newsmax with an initial investment of $25,000 and today the business …

News Media

Buzzfeed is planning to launch an IPO next year, report says

An initial public offering has long been in the cards for Buzzfeed, but a new report says the digital news and entertainment site will take itself …

News Industry

A New Role for Nick Confessore | The New York Times Company

<i>Below is a memo to staff by The New York Times’s Rebecca Corbett, Paul Fishleder and Jake Silverstein:</i><p>“We are thrilled to announce a new role for …

News Media

Independent launching fact-checking service to combat ‘fake news’ as ‘UK’s only centre-ground newsbrand’

The Independent is set to launch a fact-checking initiative to combat the rise of “fake news”.<p>In Fact will go live in April as a new channel on the …

News Media

Rihanna Will Be Honored By Parsons School Of Design

Rihanna will be honored by New York City’s Parsons School Of Design with a special award presented to individuals who empower young women. The Bajan …

Fashion Journalism

InFact: How the Independent seeks to flip the fake news crisis on its head

The Independent believes it is better positioned than such organisations as the BBC to call out fake news and the intention by the media and …

News Media

Donald Trump Calls Media “Vicious,” Staff Stiffs Correspondents Dinner

President Donald Trump kicked off Wednesday with another swipe at the “failing” <i>New York Times</i>, a day after wondering why the “fake news” isn’t …

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Attack on union leader Sally McManus by the Australian newspaper backfires

Front-page News Corp story questioning her CV exposed as incorrect after mixing up student union and council<p>The Australian newspaper has claimed that the union leader Sally McManus faked her CV when she said she was president of a university union for two years.<p>The story, headlined “Mystery of …

Australia

Trump Less Trusted Than the News Media

A new Monmouth poll finds 81% of the public believes President Trump has a worse relationship with the media than past presidents had. Just 4% say …

News Media

Trump Vs. Media: Mainstream News Outlets More Trusted Than POTUS, Poll Finds

President Donald Trump hasn’t exactly been winning popularity pageants lately. After Republican leaders failed last Friday to pass a health care bill …

News Media

Here’s Why Facebook and Google Can’t Fix the Fake News Problem

There's been a lot of attention focused over the past year on the rise of so-called "fake news," a term that has even made its way into tweets by …

News Media

Storyhunter raises $1.3 million for global talent market for video journalists

Storyhunter has raised $1.3 million to a global marketplace to match video journalists with news organizations and brands.<p>New York-based Storyhunter has created a talent marketplace that is already being used by 20,000 video producers and journalists in 180 countries. The company has now raised …

Startups

How Our News Philosophy Supports the Truth

We don’t know what someone’s thinking, we just know what they’ve said. We’d rather be right than first. Lead with the most important facts. What did …

News Media

We’re Living in the Golden Age of the Corporate Takedown

Miki Agrawal, co-founder and “She-EO” of menstrual underwear phenom Thinx, raised eyebrows when she stepped down from her role in the company in …

Long-form Journalism

Students! ProPublica Wants to Pay For You to Attend NAHJ, NABJ, AAJA or NAJA

We are proud to announce that for the second year in a row, ProPublica is sponsoring need-based scholarships to attend the conferences of the …

News Media

Pluto TV scores Al Jazeera English for online viewing

Pluto TV is adding Al Jazeera English, the European-based news channel, to its internet-delivery orbit.<p>Al Jazeera English had aired in the US both …

News Industry

Rihanna Set to Be Honored by Parsons School of Design

Badgal RiRi is hardly as “bad” as her nickname would suggest. Sure, she’s an all-around badass, but she’s also a notable philanthropist and supporter …

Fashion Journalism

Judge Napolitano Stands By Wiretapping Claim in Return to Fox News (Video)

Judge Andrew Napolitano returned to Fox News Channel on Wednesday and stood by his report that resulted in President Trump accusing former President …

Hollywood

Former Columbia Journalism School Dean Calls India Position a ‘Once-in-a-Career Opportunity’

Tom Goldstein has pretty much done it all and seen it all. But the glory of today’s media business is that even for someone like him, there can be a …

News Media

Why prosecuting the makers of the Planned Parenthood sting videos sets a dangerous precedent

In 2015, a group called the Center for Medical Progress published a series of undercover videos on Planned Parenthood. The videos showed the two …

News Media

Media Must Choose: If Trump's Not A Liar, He's Delusional

While President Donald Trump continues to rip apart the seams of honest discourse with his ceaseless collection of lies and falsehoods, some …

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