Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Conservative coal mogul Robert Murray is suing HBO, Time Warner and the writers of Last Week Tonight over John Oliver’s recent segment on miner safety (Daily Beast) But did you know: Another civil case from Murray Energy in […]
“Only Hungary has a bigger gap…” The Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report 2017, out this week, touches on all kinds of digital news trends — see here for Nieman Lab’s general roundup and here for two of the report’s authors’ takes on how social media may actually diversify people’s media diets. There’s also more on…
Let me ask you: When did you decide that your commitment to work was the most important commitment in your life? Chew on that for a minute. The headline interrupted my morning coffee in mid-swallow: “Walmart is asking employees to deliver packages on their way home from work.” The story in The Washington Post on […]
Good morning. The Boys of Baga The kidnapping of nearly 300 girls during the bloody Nigerian conflict between the government and insurgent Boko Haram has elicited global sympathy. But our rage is selective. What about the far larger number of boys dragged into hell? The New York Times Magazine this week offers a truly depressing […]
Republicans and Democrats find rare common ground on some gun policy proposals in the U.S., but there are sharp partisan differences on other issues.
CJR recently invited contributions from journalists whose work focuses on the healthcare challenges specific to their communities. We asked each reporter the same question: “As the nation anticipates passage of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, what are the health stories that are most urgent for journalists to tell in your region?” As the Senate moves […]
Facebook has launched a new initiative in partnership with a number of journalism organisations to help journalists “protect their accounts and themselves on Facebook.” The Facebook Safety for Journalists page covers 10 steps that journalists should take, ranging from password protection to abuse and harassment. The guide explains how you can turn on alerts for […]
We’re counting on these projects to fix a couple of journalism’s stickiest problems: A mobile game that tracks falsehoods, a tool that busts lie-spewing bots, and a quality scorecard for media. They’re among the winners of a $1 million challenge from The Knight Prototype Fund to tackle misinformation and build trust in media. Read this morning’s announcement […]
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