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Down the Breitbart Hole

The editor in chief of Breitbart News is a 31-year-old craft beer enthusiast from Los Angeles named Alexander Marlow. Probably starting about here, the official style guide of The New York Times Magazine would have me refer to him as ‘‘Marlow,’’ but this is a story about storytelling — about the …

Long-form Journalism

How a Journalist Uncovered the True Identity of Jihadi John

<i>Souad Mekhennet</i> | I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad | <i>Henry Holt & Company</i> | <i>June 2017</i> | <i>19 minutes (5,112 words)</i> <i></i><p><i>Below is</i> …

Long-form Journalism

‘I was wrong’: U-Va. newspaper editor says he was ‘naive’ about alt-right

Weeks before violent protests in Charlottesville turned to tragedy, Brendan Novak wrote a column in the University of Virginia student newspaper arguing that the city “should let the alt-right rally occur.”<p>In the column, Novak, an opinion editor at the Cavalier Daily, defended the constitutional …

News (U.S.)

Trump attacks Amazon: 'Doing great damage to tax paying retailers'

President Trump claimed on Twitter on Wednesday morning that "Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers."<p>"Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!," the president continued.<p>Amazon stock fell around 0.5% following the president's tweet.<p>Amazon has …

Fake News

Late Night TV Hosts Raced to Condemn Trump’s Late-Breaking Press Conference

Colbert leads the charge on a night when late-breaking Trump news made all the hosts scramble to craft a proper last-minute response.<p>Yesterday afternoon, Donald Trump held an apparently impromptu press conference at Trump Tower, during which he doubled down on the idea that there were “many sides” …

Fake News

Jake Tapper Calls Out Media Bias and the Difference in Coverage Under Trump and Obama

<i>Note: This article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.</i><p>Make no mistake — Jake Tapper has made it clear he isn't here to push any …

Media Bias

Can Apple End Internet Addiction?

According to Tristan Harris, it’s going to take more than infinite willpower for billions of people to resist the infinite scroll of the attention …

Attention Economy

Former Washington Post Editor's Vision for Lifting Up Journalism Around the World

The legacy of Alfred Friendly, whose name was synonymous with groundbreaking journalism when he led and reported for <i>The Washington Post</i>, once again promises to make headlines in the nation’s capital.<p>That’s because Alfred Friendly Press Partners, a nonprofit based at the Missouri School of …

Journalism

CNN's Tapper on Media Bias: 'Obama Said Things That Weren't True and Got Away with It' - Fox Nation

<b>By Douglas Ernst | The Washington Times</b><p>CNN’s Jake Tapper says former President Obama benefited from a media industry that was “supportive” of him and reluctant to identify misleading information.<p>Rolling Stone magazine sat down with the host of “The Lead” this week to talk about his career, the …

Media Bias

Inaccurate or Misleading News Stories About Muslims Have Been Shared Hundreds Of Thousands Of Times This Year

Research by BuzzFeed News has revealed Inaccurate or misleading news reports about Muslims have been spread widely on social media throughout 2017.

Journalism

CNN refuses to air new Trump ad criticizing journalists

President Donald Trump’s ongoing feud with the media, and CNN in particular, continues apace.<p>The latest flare-up comes from CNN refusing to air a new Trump ad that maligns specific anchors on the network as enemies of the president. Titled “Let President Trump Do His Job,” the ad blames both …

Donald Trump

Diversity in newsrooms has been bad for decades and it probably won’t get better: study

Image via Pexels<p><b>A new study says some of the biggest newsrooms</b> in the country are still failing to fulfill a nearly 50-year-old pledge to increase …

Journalism

Apple sets aside $1 billion to produce original TV shows

Is Apple ready for its big Hollywood debut?<p>The tech giant has targeted $1 billion in spending for original television series and films over the next …

News Industry

Mom Left Me the House. What Do I Owe My Brothers?

<i>I am in my early 60s and have two older brothers. Three years ago, my mother died suddenly, and I inherited her home and all its contents. The day after she died, one of my brothers threatened to sue me for his share of the inheritance. I waited to breathe until probate was over. Six months later,</i> …

Long-form Journalism

Journos Rush To Spread Fake News Following Trump's Latest Press Conference

Donald Trump gave a speech addressing the violence this past weekend in Charlottesville.<p>During his speech, the President asked if the “alt-left” bore …

Fake News

Which Republican might challenge Trump?

As his hold on the GOP weakens, who might take him on?<p>The dismay expressed by many Republicans about President Trump’s response to the events in Charlottesville last weekend will probably further increase the already existing speculation about whether Trump will be the Republican nominee again in …

Conservative Media

What 11 highly successful people read every morning

Successful people know they are what they read. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, for example, spends 80% of his day reading. So what is the first …

Journalism

Trump Campaign Video Attacks April Ryan

• <b>‘Sad day I am singled out as an enemy of the White House’</b>• <b><br>Trump Shamed Into Calling Out Racists</b>• <b><br>‘Haven’t You Spread A Lot of Fake News Yourself,</b> …

African-American News

News or opinion? Online, it’s hard to tell

News organizations aren’t doing enough to help readers understand the difference between news, analysis and opinion. We at the Duke Reporters' Lab …

Journalism

The outrageous editorial by a Charlottesville daily that preceded violence

Flowers lay at an informal memorial to 32-year-old Heather Heyer, in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 14, 2017. Photo by Brendan Fitzgerald.<p><b>ON</b> …

Robert E. Lee

No news is bad news: why we need journalism to survive

In 2003, the Southern Metropolitan Daily in Guangzhou, China, published a daring investigation into the death of Sun Zhigang, a migrant worker picked …

Journalism

Is Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Donald Trump’s Press-Avenging Doppelganger?

Duterte is even more violent in his dislike of the Fourth Estate than his friend Trump, saying: ‘Just because you are a journalist, you are not exempted from assassination.’<p>When it comes to dealing with pesky reporters, Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte actually means what Donald John Trump …

Freedom of the Press

More Tips for Choosing the Best Hiking Shoes | Times Square Chronicles

More Tips for Choosing the Best Hiking Shoes<p>Thеrе’ѕ nо ѕіnglе bеѕt раіr оf hіkіng <b>shoes</b>. It wіll dереnd оn thе ѕhаре оf the fееt, thе tеmреrаmеnt оf …

Journalism

Nonfiction Book Review: Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young. Graywolf, $30 (576p) ISBN 978-1-55597-791-7

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-facts, and Fake News<p>Kevin Young. Graywolf, $30 (576p) ISBN 978-1-55597-791-7<p>More By and …

Fake News

Tainted Buffet At A Florida Strip Club Blamed For A Severe Diarrhea Incident On Stage Is Fake News

A news report that a “severe diarrhea incident” struck a strip club, affecting dancers and patrons who consumed tainted buffet food is false but …

Fake News

Trump’s "Real News" Is Modern Propaganda

Last weekend, a “Unite the Right” demonstration assembled what the Southern Poverty Law Center called “the largest hate-gathering of its kind in …

Donald Trump

Austin Tice, McClatchy journalist his disappeared in 2012, cannot be forgotten | Miami Herald

At a time when the media are regularly scorned, insulted by a president who wants to discredit them and considers them an “enemy of the American …

Opinion

'Hold on, Fake News': Trump Calls Out Reporters for Refusing to Cover Left-Wing Violence

This weekend, protests between extreme far-left groups and extreme far-right groups turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia. White supremacists …

Fake News

ESPN punctuating its 'capital-J' journalism

Although ESPN’s subscriber challenges -- and the recent layoffs that contributed to them -- have been rightfully well-documented, the network has …

Journalism

BuzzFeed inks six-figure deal with Decision Desk to provide election results

Last night, BuzzFeed News political editor Katherine Miller talked over the finer points of Alabama politics with Brandon Finnigan as green and red …

Journalism