Need to Know: June 23, 2017

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 […]

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Times and nonprofit team for chilling exposé

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 […]

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Facebook launch a new safety for journalists initiative – but there’s something they’re not mentioning…

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 […]

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The Week in Fact-Checking: You won, now go fix this thing

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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