News Media

These are the most and least trusted news outlets in America

The 2016 presidential election made the question of media credibility in America central to political discussions — mainstream media bias and the influence of so-called "fake news" have been hotly debated over the past year.<p>And recent surveys have shown that many of the biggest US news outlets …

Journalism

The Truth About Trump’s Print Media Fixation

For all his media bashing, the outer-borough president still craves establishment acceptance.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>So when President <b>Donald Trump</b> raised the white flag on Obamacare Friday, did he pick up the phone and gave the exclusive to Breitbart, The Daily …

Journalism

The Times' subscription sales jump 200 percent since pivoting from breaking news

British newspaper The Times has seen subscriptions sales jump 200 percent in the last year, since it pivoted from publishing on a breaking-news cycle …

Journalism

Breitbart staff list reveals additional ties to Bannon and Mercer

WASHINGTON — Breitbart News has released for the first time a list of senior staff, which reveals that some of the site's top editors were senior employees in an advocacy group and a film company run by Steve Bannon and one of President Trump’s top campaign donors. The staff list has raised new …

Journalism

Is Sean Hannity Really Bad For America?

Sometimes despair can make someone, even a member of the media, tell you what they really think.<p>Ted Koppel did this on “CBS Sunday Morning” on Sunday March 26 when he told Fox News’ star Sean Hannity that Hannity is bad for America because, Koppel says, he has “attracted people who are determined …

Journalism

60 Minutes Interview Shows How Unprepared The Mainstream Media Is For Pro-Trump Media

You can’t confront the pro-Trump Upside Down media without an understanding of its cardinal rule: the New Right media isn’t just an opposition force, it’s a parallel institution that insists on its own reality.<p>Posted on March 27, 2017, 13:46 GMT<p>@cernovich<p>Scott Pelley wasn’t prepared for a troll.<p>On …

Journalism

PBS is the only network reporting on climate change. Trump wants to cut it

During a record-breaking hot presidential election year, American news networks failed to report on climate change<p>Media Matters for America has published its annual review of American evening newscast climate coverage for 2016, and the results are stunning:<p><i>In 2016, evening newscasts and Sunday</i> …

Journalism

Google and Facebook Can’t Just Make Fake News Disappear

Fake news is too big and messy to solve with algorithms or editors — because the problem is….us.<p>I<b>ncreasingly, I’m frustrated</b> <b>by</b> (and often …

Fake News

The Myth of an Unbiased Mainstream Media

The attention on The Daily Signal’s Fred Lucas’ role as occasional White House pool reporter has made one thing very clear: For many, the illusion …

Journalism

Veteran newsman Ted Koppel tells Sean Hannity he's bad for America

Veteran broadcast journalist Ted Koppel has long railed against news shows that wear their politics on their sleeves. And on Sunday, he pulled no punches with Sean Hannity.<p>In a tense exchange on CBS Sunday Morning, Koppel told the Fox News host and staunch supporter of President Donald Trump that …

Journalism

Gender-Neutral Pronoun “They” Adopted by Associated Press

What’s in a pronoun? For those who have to fight for recognition of their gender identity, there’s a lot at stake—and as public awareness of …

Gender

Why have I been arrested? Maybe you killed Kennedy, the Russian officer said

I was detained by riot police while covering a demonstration in Moscow. The treatment of peaceful protesters was shocking<p>I raised my phone to take a photo as riot police suddenly began detaining protesters, but before I could get the picture a pair of thick arms grabbed me. A trooper in a black …

Journalism

Hannity angry at treatment by CBS in interview

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity is calling on CBS News to release the full tape of his interview with Ted Koppel for "Sunday Morning," in which the veteran "Nightline" anchor answered "yes" when Hannity asked if Koppel thought he was bad for America.<p>The exchange between two …

Journalism

Why Breitbart is showing up in your Google ‘Top stories’

Google recently ruffled some feathers when a post from Breitbart News, the controversial news outlet associated with the alt-right, appeared in its “Top stories” section on a search for “great barrier reef.”<p>“How on earth is @BreitbartNews getting the #1 slot in Google results when it comes to …

Journalism

'Is Truth Dead?': Charlie Rose

"Is Truth Dead?" is the cover story of this weeks' Time Magazine look at President Trump and truth. We are joined by Time Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs …

Journalism

New Newspaper Prompts War of Weeklies in New Jersey Suburb

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — In a newsroom wedged into a storefront here, reporters worked on stories about the contentious issues driving the conversation around town, like a property reassessment that could affect taxes and testing in the public schools. An editor read through submissions for a St. …

Journalism

8 Muslim Journalists You Should Follow

Given the world we live in, it's important to follow the type of journalists whose reporting you admire and trust, and who have perspectives that aren't simply those of the existing power structure. And in honor of Muslim Women's Day, we selected eight of our favorite Muslim women journalists whose …

Fashion Journalism

Rachel Maddow Crushes Fox News As Viewers Stampede To MSNBC After GOP Health Care Fail

Rachel Maddow finished as the number one show on cable news, and MSNBC was the top network on cable news after the Republican health care bill failed …

Media Bias

The Three Lame Stories the Press Writes About Every President

As if powered by a celestial mainspring, the press publishes the same three basic stories about every new presidential administration. Usually up first in their rotation is a breathless beat-sweetener about the incoming vice president. Thanks to his unusual closeness to the boss, chin-stroking …

Journalism

Group Teaching Children How to Fight ‘Fake News’ Said Trump Can Be Described as ‘Evil’ and ‘Dumb’

A non-profit group in Philadelphia teaching public school students to combat “fake news” has told children as young as eight-years-old that “there …

Fake News

Conservative media struggles with new prominence under Trump

Conservative media outlets have suffered through a tumultuous few weeks punctuated by infighting and public controversy, underscoring the difficulty …

Journalism

Virtual vs. Physical: The Two Brand Newsroom Models Taking Over Content Marketing

It’s 9 a.m. on a July morning in Reebok’s newsroom, and “binge think,” the corporation’s brainstorming session, is heating up.<p>When I walk in, Dan …

Content Marketing

Fox News, Black Holes and the Dow's History

Our morning reads, deep from the heart of Texas:<p>• How Sears CEO Lampert cashes in as stores cash out (USA Today)<p>• Amazon’s Ambitions Unboxed: Stores for Furniture, Appliances and More (New York Times) <i>see also</i>The High-Speed Trading Behind Your Amazon Purchase (Wall Street Journal)<p>• U.S. Stores Are …

Journalism

We need to talk about the internet's fake ads problem

Promoted stories placed at the bottom of some of the world's most-respected websites are being gamed to show fake news<p>On the internet, truth has become a commodity. “I Supported Hillary Clinton Until I Saw This,” stated the headline on a sponsored story from <i>UpVibes.com</i> that appeared on the <i>New York</i> …

Journalism

Fox News criticized for 'news alert' about Trump's weekend

Sundays are typically slow news days, but Fox News raised eyebrows on social media for finding an unlikely headline, even by weekend standards.<p>"News Alert: @POTUS spending weekend working at the White House," the news network tweeted Sunday evening.<p>The tweet instantly drew backlash on social media …

Journalism

Live a day in the life of a fake news creator

Selling lies for a profit<p><i>Fake It To Make It</i> wants you to sell lies. The browser-based game, first spotted by <i>Kotaku</i>, is an exploration of how fake news starts and spreads.<p>Your initial goals in <i>Fake It To Make It</i> are hardly nefarious; you’re saving to either buy music equipment for your band, put down …

Fake News

Trump’s Lies Are Round the World Before Truth Puts Its Pants On

While Trump's lies cost all of us, even he can't escape the damage he's doing.

Donald Trump

Mobile-Focused Startup Quartz Manages to Actually Turn a Profit on Digital Journalism

Through humor, a mobile-friendly format and distinctive reporting, business website Quartz sought to push aside stalwarts like The Economist and the …

Journalism

President Trump's approval rating hits new low

President Trump's approval rating hit a new low Monday, with just 36 percent of Americans approving of the president, Gallup has found. Fifty-seven …

Journalism

Daily Mail's 'Legs-it' Front Page Of Theresa May And Nicola Sturgeon Fuels Outrage

'Two powerful female leaders, and THIS is the headline?!'<p>The Daily Mail has prompted immediate condemnation on social media after featuring Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon on its front page next to the headline: “Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!”<p>The front page, which appeared to be a first …

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