Items tagged with: journalism
Why isn't #Twitter (X) dead yet? #ElonMusk has done everything he can to bury the #platform, hasn't he?
In my opinion, it's the journalists who are treated like dirt (💩) by #Musk but just can't let go of the platform.
That's partly because they prefer to make headlines with #clickbait and scandals and still link diligently on Twitter. In this way, they give the platform relevance in the media and make Musk's rants seem like important discourse. On the other hand, it is because the average journalist is apparently too incompetent to discover new platforms for himself.
I'm probably doing an injustice to the little journalist who is just trying to make ends meet somehow. But it's amazing that the big publishers are so inflexible or have made themselves so dependent on Twitter that they can't or won't switch.
This is a spectacularly good analysis of why traffic referrals from social media have fallen off a cliff and what it means for publishers. This all comes out of what @pluralistic calls the enshittification of publishing, social media, and ads. People are tired of and overwhelmed by clickbait journalism. The answer, of course, is to provide actually good content, and present it well.
① #China Is Investing Billions in Global #Disinformation Campaign ft. Fake #Journalism, #Bot armies & lawsuits🟠https://archive.ph/XoJxH#selection-4493.148-4493.172
🚨 COVERING THORN LOBBYING GOV TO MANDATE CLIENTSIDE SCANNING LEGISLATION (encryption compromise)
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🚨 NGO LOBBYING GOV CLIENTSIDE SCANNING AGAINST ENCRYPTION
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Looking Into #NGO Lobbying For Encryption Compromises
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Unless time travel is a thing, no, Trump was not suggesting Milley could be executed with the following sentence.
This seems like just more misreporting about what the guy says, when he manages to string together a coherent sentence.
“This is an act so egregious that, in times gone by, the punishment would have been DEATH!”
In addition, our Editor-in-Chief @gabrielarana responded with an essay of his own:
"Simplistic thinking about race—in which people and systems turn a blind eye to racism and let racist social forces run amok—actually enables #racism."
On Fridays, we highlight important stories of the past week.
This time, let us bring your attention to Kathleen McElroy's heartfelt essay about her recent experience with making headlines instead of writing them...
Read this item from today's Politico. It describes how false equivalency and both-sides-ing are not just a lazy habit in journalism, but a tool of politics that incorporates the bad journalism into party behavior, thus making a mockery of the images of detachment on which the press sells itself.
What's better than tomato soup? Posie Parker being covered in tomato soup! And what's better than Posie Parker being covered in tomato soup? Honestly, nothing, but it's pretty satisfying that she's being sued for copyright infringement by the Campbell's soup company over selling stuff with their soup cans on it, to profit from the time when she got covered in soup. #trans #news #journalism #humor
This soup's for you:
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Please, keep sharing and chip in if you can. Together we're creating a better source of information on anti-trans organizations and activists to help journalists, politicians, and the public understand who these bad actors are and where all this moral panic is coming from. #trans #transgender #journalism
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Stunned that this isn't getting more attention in the local press, but I guess we do have a lot going down in the ATL at the moment
Earlier this week, I discussed how establishing a commons of tightly-focused local newsrooms would strengthen democracy and provide much-needed support for underserved communities. Enter Press Forward, which is providing half a billion dollars to do just that. https://werd.io/2023/press-forward-brings-much-needed-support-for-local-news
Anyone read an explanation or a backgrounder for the apparent split between the USA Center for Disease Control and the United Nation's World Health Organisation?
CDC, or at least the USA, seems to be leading a group of North and Central American nations which have stopped sharing Covid-19 / SARS-CoV-2 data with the WHO.
What is going on?
Where is the #media coverage?
Does the National Review really think that ANY time a person has a secret with a child who isn't their own it's the same thing as grooming?
Like, what about a grandmother taking a grandkid shopping for Mother's Day? Or a kid who whispers "I hate my little brother, don't tell mom" to a babysitter or an aunt?
I'm rarely proud of my own writing; this piece is an exception. I'm proud of this one. It''s a topic I'd wanted to write about for a long time and it rested on a partnership with an incarcerated author, David Annarelli. I couldn't have written it without him. This is part of a series, one of which will be by him.
Please share; I'd like to get this one out in the world, along with its siblings.
I had a HUGE response to my story yesterday on the unsavory behavior of New York Times reporter Azeen Ghorayshi in her dealings with the families of transgender youth.
My source described Ghorayshi at one point following her and her husband to their car, standing in the car door to stop them from driving away.
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