Journalism

The Trump White House’s War Within

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>His national security team wants a stepped-up fight in Afghanistan. There's just one problem: A president who doesn't want to be there.<p>Last week, President Donald Trump’s …

Long-form Journalism

No apology from Fox in its battle with The New York Times

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel clarified but offered no apology for a weekend segment that The New York Times called malicious for its suggestion that one of the newspaper's articles spoiled an attempt to capture the Islamic State leader.<p>Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said Fox was guilty …

New York Times

The Man McMaster Couldn't Fire

Thirty-one-year-old Ezra Cohen-Watnick holds the intelligence portfolio on the National Security Council—but almost everything about him is a mystery.<p>Just 24 days into his tenure as Donald Trump’s national-security adviser, Michael Flynn was forced to resign, having reportedly misled Vice President …

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This is not fake news: Snopes.com in danger of shutting down

Amid a legal battle between its owners, Snopes.com asks for donations to stay in business.<p>Today the fact-checking website Snopes.com issued a financial plea to its readers to keep its site going. A GoFundMe donation page for Snopes shows goal of $500,000 with $97,000 raised as of 12:30 p.m. …

News Media

Will Trump’s Fans Care He Lied About the Times?

Reflections on a moment of willful ignorance.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>If the great Ella Fitzgerald were around during these days of <b>Donald Trump</b>, here's what she might be singing:<p>"Summertime, and the lying is easy,<p>Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high"<p>Maybe it …

Donald Trump

The meaning behind Scaramucci’s favorite word

Photo by World Economic Forum via Flickr<p><b>In one of his first public appearances</b> as the new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci …

Anthony Scaramucci

How Trump’s Attack on the Media Is Leading to His Downfall

For 15 years I worked at the Washington Post, and I can say without hesitation that I have never met a more talented group of journalists who are …

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How can kids figure out what’s credible news and what’s fake news?

The line is getting blurred and it's important to distinguish the difference<p>Fake news has gotten a lot of attention. Even the term has earned several definitions. The quantity and types of news sources in the digital age have made it more challenging to determine what’s real and what’s fake. …

News Media

News organizations are using Nextdoor to connect with readers block-by-block

Late last year, the San Diego Union-Tribune began a daunting project: Create an almanac for the San Diego metropolitan area, a region that 3.1 …

News Industry

Fox News Semi-Corrects the Lie It Fed to Trump

The throw pillows populating the couch on the weekend edition of “Fox & Friends” had a big scoop on Saturday. Except whoops! No, they didn't, which …

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The Athletic, a Subscription Site for Local Sports News, Raises $5.8 Million - Bloomberg

2017 is shaping up to be a rough year for sports journalism. ESPN, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, and Yahoo Sports have all cut …

Sports Media

‘Planet Earth’ producer goes wild during road-rage spat

A former TV producer behind BBC naturalist Sir David Attenborough’s wildlife documentaries went completely off the rails on a family during a …

News Industry

2 women who built a business while at Goldman Sachs and Marc Jacobs explain how corporate jobs made them better entrepreneurs

When Sophie Kahn and Bouchra Ezzahraoui started their company in 2014, they were working full time.<p>Kahn was working at Marc Jacobs after a stint at The Boston Consulting Group, and Ezzahraoui was an interest rate volatility trader at Goldman Sachs. They had met in 2009 as Princeton graduate …

Fashion Journalism

How climate change scepticism turned into something more dangerous – podcast

Doubts about the science are being replaced by doubts about the motives of scientists and their political supporters. Once this kind of cynicism takes hold, is there any hope for the truth? By David Runciman<p>• Read the text version here<p><b>Subscribe via Audioboom, iTunes, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Acast &</b> …

Long-form Journalism

The New York Times requests on-air apology for Fox & Friends segment

<i>The New York Times</i> is accusing <i>Fox & Friends</i> of running a "malicious and inaccurate segment" regarding a story it published in 2015, and it's …

News Media

Bombshell stories spur news war with a twist

NEW YORK (AP) — Print outlets like The New York Times and Washington Post have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with cable television news over a string of bombshell stories about the Trump administration. It's a news war with a twist.<p>Prime-time lineups on CNN and MSNBC are repeatedly …

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One of the most prominent sites calling out fake news may shut down because it's being held 'hostage' by advertisers

Fact-checking website Snopes said it may shut down over a dispute with an advertising vendor.<p>In a post on Monday, the 23-year-old site said it was "in danger of closing its doors" over a dispute with a former vendor whom the site claims does not allow Snopes to modify the site or place ads on …

News Media

Sometimes a Bowl of Soup is Just a Bowl of Soup

On a visit to Jerusalem, Taffy Brodesser-Akner went back to a beloved restaurant for a bowl of soup that was transcendent for her college-age self …

Long-form Journalism

CJR Editor addresses Congress

<i>Today at 3 pm, CJR Editor and Publisher Kyle Pope addressed the House Judiciary Committee in a bipartisan forum on press freedoms. These are his</i> …

Journalism School

NYT Editor Insinuates Sexism ‘Worse After The Election’

Once again, the liberal media are insinuating that sexism in America has hit a new low. <i>The New York Times</i> is currently collecting anecdotes from …

Conservative POV

David Halbfinger Named New Jerusalem Bureau Chief | The New York Times Company

<i>David Halbfinger, a 20-year veteran of The Times, will be The Times’s next Jerusalem Bureau Chief. Read more in this note from Michael Slackman and</i> …

News Media

NDTV Fires Around 70 Staffers, Editors, Say The Company Is Shifting To MoJo

The Indian TV news channel <i>New Delhi Television (NDTV)</i> has fired several employees across the country. While some in the editorial staff say that the …

India

How Julia Beizer is bringing a product sensibility to HuffPost - Digiday

After HuffPost released its redesigned website in April, Julia Beizer went to a tiny midtown Manhattan karaoke bar with a dozen or so colleagues to …

Advertising Industry

Trump’s War On Truth

He is trying to destroy the credibility of everybody who can hold him accountable<p>Donald Trump went to war when the U.S. Intelligence Community unanimously concluded that Russian criminals had interfered with the 2016 presidential election.<p>Not with the Russian criminals.<p>With the press and the …

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NYT requests apology from Fox for a segment saying a NYT story foiled pursuit of ISIS leader

7:55 PM ET, July 23, 2017<p><b>Southern California News Group, owner of 11 newsrooms, sends memo announcing voluntary buyout plan to prevent layoffs,</b> …

News Media

WaPo Hides Own Scoop To Promote Dems’ Narrative

When the highest ranking Democrat in Washington takes a public swipe at <b>Hillary Clinton</b> and undermines the “Russia won the election for Trump” …

Elections

Glen Nishimura, an editor at USA Today, dies at 68

Glen S. Nishimura, who spent many years as editor of opinion columns at USA Today and was a member of the paper’s editorial board until his retirement two years ago, died July 22 at his home in McLean, Va. He was 68.<p>The cause was lymphoma and myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of cancer affecting …

Washington Post

Did CNN make a 'business decision' to be unfair to Trump?: Opinion | NOLA.com

There is no doubt that CNN's ratings have gone up in several key categories over the past year even as President Donald Trump has unrelentingly …

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Swedish leader says security leak in 2015 was disaster

HELSINKI (AP) — A security leak in Sweden in 2015 is causing reverberations in the Scandinavian country two years later with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven saying it was "a disaster," exposing the nation to harm.<p>The breach, first reported on last week, provided confidential information abroad …

World News

‘Trump Wouldn’t Be President Without the Neoliberalization of New York City’

<i>Sari Botton | Longreads | July 2017 | 18 minutes (4,600 words)</i><i>In 2007, when a writer going by the pseudonym of “Jeremiah Moss” launched the blog</i> …

Long-form Journalism