Journalism

How Trump’s “Rocket Man” Speech Played in Pyongyang

A world beyond U.S. cable news offers a very different take.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared *on Poynter.org.*)<p>The White House strained mightily in a press release late Tuesday that listed those who lavished praise on President <b>Donald Trump's</b> partly bellicose but largely banal and …

RocketMan

Starting in 2020, it’s going to be hella easy to buy an EV

For the first time ever, buying an electric or hybrid car from most of the big automakers is a viable option. But these electrified vehicles are still a small part of the entire automotive world. At the Frankfurt auto show in Germany, many car companies either finally pledged or reiterated earlier …

Electric Vehicles

As Rolling Stone and the Voice falter, finally, the ‘60s are dead

This week we lost the last two institutional vestiges of the ’60s: The Village Voice, which published its final print edition Wednesday, and Rolling …

News Industry

FIFA 18's story mode has become the franchise’s best feature

When <i>FIFA 17</i> came out last year, its standout feature was something called "The Journey." For the first time in the franchise's 24-year history, EA Sports added a story mode where you can pretend to live the life of a professional soccer (er, football) player. The plot centered around a fictional …

Long-form Journalism

Media and Journalism Fellowships: Sept. 20 Edition

<i>Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, or you</i> …

News Media

Snopes and the Search for Facts in a Post-Fact World

It was early March, not yet two months into the Trump administration, and the new Not-Normal was setting in: It continued to be the administration’s …

News Media

In a chilling assertion, Turkey’s Erdogan says imprisoned journalists are not journalists but terrorists

Turkish president Recep Erdogan surreally explained to an audience at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York today why his country has put more journalists in jail than any other nation: They’re not journalists, they’re terrorists, he claimed.<p>Erdogan’s assertions were a chilling …

Turkey

The David Carr Generation

More than a dozen mentees of the late journalist remember the lessons he imparted.<p>At the time of his death in early 2015, David Carr was a prominent media columnist for <i>The New York Times</i>. He edited the alt-weekly <i>Washington City Paper</i> in the mid-1990s, where he cultivated some of the great …

News Media

The NFL is praying for a ratings turnaround

As the NFL kicks off Week 3 with “Thursday Night Football,” team owners, TV networks and Madison Avenue are hoping it can turn around an early-season …

News Industry

TV hurricane coverage failed my family

Florida Army National Guardsmen use heavy equipment to clear the street of tree branches and debris in Key West, Fla., Sept. 14, 2017. Army National …

News Media

An Offensive Hypothetical Slips Through Newsroom Oversight Process

The investigative reporters at ProPublica turned up a disturbing story about Facebook "taking money to connect advertisers with anti-Semites," as <i>Morning Edition</i> host Rachel Martin phrased it last week. NPR's reporting on the story, however inadvertently, raised its own disturbing newsroom …

News Media

A Major Biotech Company Has Been Hit With A Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

J. Craig Venter, famed genomics pioneer and co-founder of the San Diego-based Synthetic Genomics, is just one individual named in a sweeping gender discrimination lawsuit against the biotech company.<p>Synthetic Genomics, a major biotech firm founded by human genome pioneer J. Craig Venter, has been …

Long-form Journalism

El Paso Times editor resigns in effort to save newsroom jobs

The executive editor of the El Paso Times is leaving the paper after being directed by its parent company to cut newsroom staff.<p>The Times reports …

Business

The Voyages Issue: How Do Families Around the World Spend Their Vacations?

Photo essays from around the world by Joakim Eskildsen, Moises Saman, Sim Chi Yin, Mark Neville, Mamadi Doumbouya, Massimo Vitali, Newsha Tavakolian, Justine Kurland and Christopher Anderson.

Long-form Journalism

Bob Guccione Jr.: Where ‘Rolling Stone’ Went Wrong, and How I Would Save It

‘Spin’ founder Bob Guccione Jr., who competed head to head with Jann Wenner’s journal for a dozen years, sees plenty of reasons for optimism concerning Rolling Stone’s future.<p>To hear some media mavens tell it, <i>Rolling Stone</i>—the legendary rock ’n’ roll magazine founded 50 years ago by Jann Wenner—is …

News Media

‘Rolling Stone’ magazine to face defamation lawsuit over rape story

Magazine published the since-retracted article by author Sabrina Erdely in 2014<p><i>Rolling Stone</i> magazine has been told it must face a defamation lawsuit …

Media Law

How Matt Drudge became the pipeline for Russian propaganda

On July 17, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing 298 passengers and crew. The next day, President Barack …

Liberal View

Why is The New York Times in Australia?

<i>Damien Cave, our Australia bureau chief, shares insights on global news, local recommendations and feedback from readers in this weekly newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here.</i><p><i>______</i><p>Spring has arrived in Sydney and it’s time to fulfill my promise to provide answers to a few frequently …

News Media

Dutch paper fires China correspondent after Chinese assistant exposes him for creating fake news

A respected Dutch newspaper, <i>NRC Handelsblad</i>, has dismissed its China correspondent, Oscar Garschagen, following an investigation into claims made …

News Media

New Sources for News and Data on ICOs, Cryptocurrencies

It’s no secret that finding good cryptocurrency market data can be challenging. The recent increase in values and corresponding mainstream acceptance …

Bitcoin

In Search of Equity: the Media Consortium Reinvents Itself

<i>This guest post is by Jo Ellen Kaiser, the Media Consortium’s executive director.</i>After a dozen years, the Media Consortium will be sunsetting so that …

Liberal View

A scrappy newspaper’s final cover lacks <em>Voice</em

Image via Wikimedia Commons.<p><b>Today’s the day</b>: The last print edition of <i>The</i> <i>Village Voice</i> hit newsstands this morning—or it was supposed to, anyways. At …

News Media

Spotify playlist: 50 golden hip hop classics

Delving into the hip hop vaults is a wonderful thing and that's what we've done for our new Spotify playlist.<p>Classic Hip Hop will be updated every …

Music

My Journey to the Heart of the FOIA Request

<i>Spenser Mestel | Longreads | September 2017 | 21 minutes (5400 words)</i><p>On July 2, 1972, Angela Davis was sitting in the Plateau Seven restaurant in …

Long-form Journalism

The Censorious Vortex of the “Flash News” Barons

Ralph NaderFor decades, the factors that decided what noteworthy stories would not find their way into print or on the air came down to the media’s …

Liberal View

It’s All Right to Say ‘White Supremacy’

• <b>Panelists Ask What ‘Racially Tinged’ Really Means</b>• <b><br>Gregory’s 4 p.m. Service Called Too Late to Cover</b>• <b><br>Clinton an Astute Media Critic in New Book</b>• <b><br>Tribe</b> …

African-American News

Fake news? Don’t look at us — Andanar

There is no fake news being disseminated by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), its Secretary Martin Andanar assured senators …

Philippines

Like A Rolling Stone

The big news in rock n’ roll circles is that Jann Wenner has finally thrown in the towel and put his beloved <i>Rolling Stone</i> on the market. This storied …

Classic Rock

Help Students Tell What Is Real from Fake When They Research

Titanic Survivors Found On Board!<p>Elvis is Alive- and Running for President!<p>Dolphin Grows Human Arms!<p>Ted Williams Frozen Head Abused<p>Having trouble …

Fake News

Fox News Commentator Says She Was Raped By Anchor

Sept. 19 (Reuters) - Fox News political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the television anchor Charles Payne of …

Canadian News