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New York Times report: ‘The Internet is brutal to mediocrity’

In a new strategy document, the New York Times is taking aim at a staple of journalism — the forgettable news story. “Journalism That Stands Apart” is the product of the newspaper’s 2020 group, which is a team of seven New York Times journalists charged with plotting a map for the organization’s …

Journalism

We Cannot Tolerate Legal and Personal Attacks on Journalists For Doing Their Jobs

<i>The message below was sent by NPR's Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director</i><i>Michael Oreskes</i><i>to the NPR News staff on Jan. 17.</i><p>The right of working journalists to do their jobs should not be up for debate when a new administration takes office (or at any other time). But it disturbingly …

Journalism

The Flinty Integrity of Martha Raddatz

ABC's Martha Raddatz has covered 9/11, wars, Al Qaeda, ISIS, and heads of state, and has the ear of the military up and down the chain of command. Last fall the new leader of the free world took her on. Good luck with that, Mr. President.<p>It's 10 days after the presidential election, and Martha …

Journalism

New York Times Is Devoting $5 Million More Into Covering Donald Trump

"This is not just a story of transformed government agencies," editors said. "It is also about the stability of the global order."<p>NEW YORK ― Just days ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration, The New York Times announced plans to invest an additional $5 million into its coverage of the incoming …

Journalism

Dan Rather: The Press ‘Can’t Back Up or Back Down’ to Trump Administration

It has been more than a decade since Dan Rather left CBS News, following a furor over the network’s reports on President George W. Bush’s service …

Journalism

NYT's CEO Thompson on Donald Trump and Fake News

Mark Thompson, chief executive officer at New York Times, discusses the paper's relationship with President-elect Donald Trump and the blurring of …

Journalism

An open letter to Trump from the US press corps

Image by Rob Pegoraro, via Flickr<p><b>Dear Mr. President Elect:</b><p>In these final days before your inauguration, we thought it might be helpful to clarify how …

Journalism

New York Times to Invest $5M for Trump Coverage, Reveals Company Strategy

The New York Times has rolled out a strategic report identifying initiatives for the coming year as it continues to evolve its business to the …

Journalism

The NY Times' internal report: 'The way we work must change'

The New York Times today released a 35-page internal report, “Journalism that stands apart,” as a follow up to its widely read 2014 Innovation …

Journalism

If Facebook and Google Can’t Stop Fake News, Maybe This 19-Year-Old Can

Fake NewsIn the wake of the 2016 election, marred by questions of the influence of fake news, the biggest presences on the web have been tasked with …

Fake News

William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89.<p>The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/96WEYx ) that Hilliard died Monday. He was one of the first …

Journalism

NY Times will cut budget and staff to reach digital demands

There will be more budget and job cuts at the New York Times in 2017 as the paper struggles to remake its newsroom for the digital age, the papers …

Journalism

Jorge Ramos: Trump is not my boss

It happened again: During a recent news conference, Donald Trump attacked a journalist who was trying to ask a question. In a matter of days, Trump …

Journalism

The New York Times releases its 2020 report, points to its digital shortcomings

<i>The New York Times</i> has changed a lot in the past 10 years, embracing digital subscriptions and growing into online video and specialty areas like cooking.<p>It has not been enough to prepare the company for the future, according to the paper's own 2020 report released on Tuesday.<p>"While the past two …

Journalism

New York Times to boost spending on Trump coverage amid budget cuts

(Reuters) - The New York Times Co will increase spending on coverage of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's administration while cutting its overall budget this year, according to a blog post by its editors on Tuesday.<p>The budget cuts, which will be laid out in coming weeks and months, will focus on …

Journalism

This ‘paid protestor’ service is likely fake, but the online conspiracy machine doesn’t care

Last week, as Donald Trump prepared for his inauguration in Washington, DC and protestors readied demonstrations to counter it, a series of advertisements were posted on Back Page.<p>“Demand Protest is the largest private grassroots support organization in the United States,” the ads read. “We pay …

Fake News

Is the Facebook Live honeymoon over?

At the beginning of 2016, it seemed as if we were all destined to spend our days gawking at live video.<p>Facebook Live, which debuted in April, was …

Facebook

The Ultimate Cure for the Fake-News Epidemic Will Be More Skeptical Readers

“Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President.” “FBI Agent Suspected in Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead of Apparent Murder-Suicide.” …

Journalism

Monica Crowley and the Limits of Trump's Dismissal of the Press

The pundit was forced to decline a White House appointment after revelations that a book and a dissertation were rife with plagiarized passages.<p>There are few pithier ways to broach the strange story of the rise and fall of Monica Crowley’s career in the White House than the title of her 2012 book,</i> …

Journalism

The White House Press Corps Is Fighting a Losing Battle

Instead of playing into Trump’s hands by complaining about their accommodations, the press should pick better battles.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>The White House press corps should find inspiration from <b>Clint Eastwood</b>. In dealing with <b>Donald Trump,</b> just repeat the …

Journalism

New York Times correspondent denied entry into Turkey

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times reported that one of its correspondents was briefly detained by border officials in Turkey as he arrived Tuesday at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, then was forced to take a flight back to London with no explanation for why he had been refused entry into the …

Journalism

Report: Phil Jackson Asks Carmelo Anthony if He Wants to Remain a Knick

Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson met for a private chat Tuesday, and the Zen Master reportedly asked Melo if he desires to remain a New York …

Basketball

Journalists can be called to testify in San Bernardino County corruption case, judge rules

A San Bernardino County judge Tuesday ruled that prosecutors can call numerous journalists to testify in the ongoing public corruption trials of a former county supervisor and others.<p>However, attorneys in the case reached an agreement that would allow at least one journalist to avoid taking the …

California

Former Lawmaker Refuses to Delete Fake News Alleging "Assassination of Scalia" by Clintons

At the end of last year, in an investigation of the Facebook pages of Colorado state legislators, I revealed that then State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt (R-Colorado Springs) posted a fake-news item claiming that Wikileaks documents proved the "assassination of Scalia" was orchestrated by the …

Fake News

Internet unleashes hilariously brutal mockery on Trump for whining low approval numbers are fake

President-elect Donald Trump seems to be setting a trend that when he doesn’t like the news about him he cries that it’s fake news. It certainly …

Fake News

Univision’s Jorge Ramos: ‘I Never Expected to Be Thrown Out of a Press Conference’

It is one of the enduring images of the early part of the presidential campaign: Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos being hustled out of an August 2015 …

Donald Trump

When Trump goes low, media can go away

Evan Vucci, The Associated PressPresident-elect Donald Trump calls on a reporter during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York on …

Journalism

When Raped and Murdered Young Women Are Turned into Listicles | Broadly

Twenty-four-year-old Brenda Arnoletto couldn't have possibly known that a selfie she snapped in front of her bathroom mirror one day in September 2016 would end up splashed across every major media outlet in Argentina. But then two months later, on November 29, her lifeless and semi-naked body was …

Journalism

Nobody Trumps Mike Allen, The Washington Power Whisperer

Mike ‘Mikey’ Allen and his colleagues at Axios are aiming to scoop their competitors with the hottest gossip surrounding the Trump administration’s power players.<p>Former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump’s choice for treasury secretary, woke up Tuesday morning to upsetting news: …

Journalism

More Layoffs in Store at The New York Times, $5 Million Earmarked for Trump Coverage

The New York Times will earmark $5 million to cover the Trump Administration, according to a letter sent by executive editor Dean Baquet and managing …

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