I teach journalism and direct the Studio 20 program at NYU, critique the press, direct @membershippzzle. 'Ambassador' for @decorrespondent's expansion to US.
How SHOULD campaign coverage be distributed among candidates for an open nomination 300 days or so from the first voting? @Sulliview asks herself that in her latest column. Her answer: "That depends on what the coverage aim is." Read why it depends: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/beto-biden-and-bernie-the-b-boys-and-the-medias-dangerous-self-fulfilling-prophecy/2019/03/19/39411dd6-4a57-11e9-93d0-64dbcf38ba41_story.html
"Journalists need to know what their audience thinks, but they shouldn’t become slaves to what their audience thinks. And they need to continue thinking for themselves about what their audience needs." —@chanders, in an interview. http://www.niemanlab.org/2019/03/is-the-business-model-for-american-national-news-trump-plus-rolling-scandals-and-is-tha t-sustainable/
RT @robjective: @alexstamos @brendanNyhan @NateSilver538 @jayrosen_nyu API is in beta and will be more open very soon. I very much hope ot…
Hard to describe how much I look forward each year to the International Journalism Festival, the only time/place that "journalism" and "festival" are appropriately adjacent. @journalismfest https://www.journalismfestival.com/
 
I will see you there.
 
I’ll get back again some day.
One of the strangest things about the news system and journalism today. It's not that we haven't been informed of the truth. Rather, the truth we're informed about is so big — and so disturbing — it's like it never came out. But it did! By @carolecadwalla. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/17/cambridge-analytica-year-on-lesson-in-institutional-failure-christopher-wylie
Fox is refusing to comment or explain her suspension, if that's what it is. So we are free to speculate. Maybe they had a nightmare vision. Pirro on a short leash, but getting urged on by Individual One, with the NZ attacks as fuel for a wildfire she could start with one remark. https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/1107300686679760897
Why should that “media static” even exist? https://twitter.com/heerjeet/status/1107011167015354368
Do you think journalism will be as tough on itself when they admit that their websites are spying on readers the same way Facebook does. Go interview your publisher and see how many questions they’ll answer. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/17/where-now-for-mark-zuckerberg-after-his-and-our-loss-of-innocence-facebook
 
Journalism orgs have nowhere near the knowledge of their readers that Facebook and Google do, however.
 
This will help: http://blogs.harvard.edu/doc/2018/03/23/nothing/ So will this: http://blogs.harvard.edu/doc/the-adblock-war/ And the tide is turning. Last week I heard from two of the top newspapers and one of the top investigative TV shows. They're on it. Yo @martinjemoore @jeffjarvis @jayrosen_nyu @CJR @TowCenter
But the system works! Republicans get to scam their base into thinking the party is with them without paying the political costs of killing Big Bird. Meanwhile, PBS and NPR are scared of losing the dough, which keeps them in 'he said, she said' line. And the culture war rages on. https://twitter.com/jayrosen_nyu/status/1106968305443721218
Republicans can't kill Federal subsidies to PBS and NPR. Nothing is more popular with the base. Shrink the government, defund "the left," and stick it To The Media all at once? C'mon! But even when they control all three branches they cannot get it done. http://www.niemanlab.org/2019/03/trump-wants-to-kill-federal-funding-for-pbs-and-npr-again-it-wont-happen-but-its-still- damaging/
"Here are 25 ways to invite members to create journalism with you, using examples of live and recent experiments." By my colleague @emgollie, research director @membershippzzle. We study how membership models in news can work. This synthesis— recommended. https://gijn.org/more-than-eyeballs-how-journalism-can-benefit-from-audience-engagement/
One year in, Facebook’s big algorithm change has spurred an angry, Fox News-dominated — and very engaged! — News Feed. This is not “time well spent.” http://www.niemanlab.org/2019/03/one-year-in-facebooks-big-algorithm-change-has-spurred-an-angry-fox-news-dominated-and-very-engaged-news-feed
What journalism is. The real kind. Read this thread. Compare to Chris Cuomo going WWF with Kellyanne. https://twitter.com/ichbinilya/status/1103032623536984064
This check-in with Trump voters in Pennsylvania differs from your standard "Trump supporters still support Trump" story, a genre often met with derision. This is more like "Trump voters move ever closer to open white nationalism." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/15/us/politics/trump-white-voters-politics.html By @AsteadWesley
RT @brianstelter: Cuomo interviewed Kellyanne Conway tonight. Then Cuomo and Lemon resumed their debate about whether it's worthwhile to ha…
Via @CoreyRobin. Certainly a savvy take. And a bold prediction. https://twitter.com/leedrutman/status/1106186533118373889
Conde Nast posts a job that is supposed to be "full time freelance" (40 hours a week, no benefits) and this is one of the results. https://twitter.com/NYSLabor/status/1105835929338609665
Pushing refresh every few minutes. LIVE BLOG: Manafort Sentencing. https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/paul-manafort-dc-sentencing-live-blog
My favorite British columnist — because she is such a good writer — on Brexit. @MarinaHyde, ladies and gentleman. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/13/theresa-may-deal-europe-eu-mps In American journalism only @petridishes comes close as a stylist.
Re: Tim Apple. Instead of, "Why would he lie about something so silly? It doesn't even mater!" (which I have heard again and again) try answering the question. He lies about little things that don't even matter because... https://www.axios.com/trump-rnc-donors-apple-tim-cook-lie-2fd8b004-6fc3-4f81-9eb0-3b92f3264ef1.html
If you're a journalism nerd, you will love this piece on the difficulty of "translating" the journalism of one national culture into another. If you're not a journalism nerd, my advice would be to stay away. https://www.handelsblatt.com/today/opinion/farewell-what-i-learned-about-journalism-while-running-handelsblatt-today/24044312.html via @PeterBale
"I have watched hours of segments about the Green New Deal, and none of them actually explained how it might work."
RT @emgollie: The @membershippzzle had a great visit from @tortoise today about their member Think-Ins (highly recommend @ylichterman’s Sol…
A staggering default in responsibility. https://twitter.com/blkahn/status/1105152556416860160
Zucker said he wouldn't apologize for CNN interviewing Trump during the 2016 race but admitted it was a "mistake in airing as many of his rallies live and unedited." Now, he said, "we don't air his rallies or most of his speeches live and unedited." https://www.politico.com/media/newsletters/morning-media/2019/03/11/2020-invades-sxsw-aoc-zucker-local-media-dying-001762
Even Fox News won't defend the "opinion side" of Fox News, says @ErikWemple. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/08/fox-newss-chris-wallace-embraces-false-equivalence/?utm_term=.a14a256 415c0
I've seen quite a few people on Twitter — some of them journalists, some not — complaining to (or about) the horse race press that the new poll out of Iowa is functionally no different from a name recognition survey. The horse race press is unmoved.
Crowd funder to pay the writers at Latin American Dispatch, a "student-led, go-to Latinx news source in English for the journalists, diplomats, academics, activists, analysts and all interested readers" trying to follow events in Central and South America. https://risingviolets.nyu.edu/project/14984
No recent article has helped me understand the real relationship between the current president and the Washington press corps better than this one. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/03/08/trump-jfk-225697
Yes. http://www.niemanlab.org/2019/03/five-recommendations-and-many-examples-for-how-to-nurture-engagement-in-european-newsro oms/
Not cheerleading, merger. Cheerleading preserves two objects: the team and those cheering for it. Merger combines functions, as with Trump and Hannity debriefing nightly after Hannity's show, or Hannity showing up as the entertainment at a Trump rally. That's joining forces. https://twitter.com/wooley_swamp/status/1104814519681994753
I don't think this is the right way of framing it. You end up with "both!" Or: "it's symbiotic," which leaves you where you started. Better: There's been a merger. Two objects have become one. Fox is a propaganda network, yes. But the Trump government is also a cable channel. https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/1104807996561907713
"Policy is not ideology; a list of issues is not a political analysis or argument; a website is not a story." Beer Track, Wine Track, Get Me Off This Fucking Train by @CoreyRobin. http://coreyrobin.com/2019/02/10/beer-track-wine-track-get-me-off-this-fucking-train/ Recommended.
"Every time he articulates his plans, it is like reading the nightmarish college application essay of an accomplished sociopath." @emilybell on Zuckerberg's posts announcing this or that shift in direction. https://www.theguardian.com/media/commentisfree/2019/mar/10/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-mission-statements-hides-his-real-a im
RT @jayrosen_nyu: Yeah. Because no one at CNN could explain the position for which you were hired, and how it matched up with your experien…
Read this text. It's remarkable how much confidence they have in these incumbent terms — moderate, extreme left, "careening over a liberal cliff," The Center — as if they mean what they have always meant and have the same analytical force. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/09/us/politics/bernie-sanders-2020-election-democrats.html
Yeah. Because no one at CNN could explain the position for which you were hired, and how it matched up with your experience and qualifications. So they changed it. https://twitter.com/whignewtons/status/1104119564613357568
Thread with more Zucker-isms. https://twitter.com/mlcalderone/status/1104507605135908864
Alternative course of action. CNN stands its ground, defends the logic of Isgur's appointment, then responds in a fair-minded way to criticism while still going ahead with its stated plan. Instead CNN backs down and switches tracks, with Zucker insisting, "I don't see any issue." https://twitter.com/mlcalderone/status/1104497984560091137
One of the cooler jobs I have known about in advance. (I advised them on the job description, and my research project @membershippzzle is mentioned in it.) The Correspondent is looking for a Membership Director. https://jobs.thecorrespondent.com/membership-director/en
Like an amateur, I messed up @Sulliview's Twitter handle in the original. Sorry, Margaret. She says Fox "chips away at the core democratic values." @jackshafer : "Any politician who can’t hold his own against a journalist from the other team should be disqualified from running."
Fox & debates. Who are you with? @Sullivew: "See it for what it is: Not a normal news organization...but a shameless propaganda outfit." https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/its-time--high-time--to-take-fox-newss-destructive-role-in-america-seriou sly/2019/03/07/aeb83282-40cc-11e9-922c-64d6b7840b82_story.html @jackshafer: "The party’s avoidance of the network reveals a shameful political gutlessness." https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/03/06/if-youre-afraid-of-shep-smith-you-probably-shouldnt-be-president-2256 43
The princess is displeased. Someone asked her a question that wasn't in the "approved by the royal court" bin. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/us/politics/bill-shine-resigns.html
The editor of @politico, John Harris. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/03/08/trump-jfk-225697
'Did Blackwater’s Erik Prince Lie to Congress About a Trump Tower Meeting? I Asked Him,' by @mehdirhasan. https://theintercept.com/2019/03/08/erik-prince-trump-mehdi-hasan/ He certainly did ask him. The clip is a master class in weasel interviewing.
Recommended. My friend and colleague @sivavaid, who wrote a book on the subject. He follows the company's tides. "Facebook’s new move isn't about privacy. It’s about domination." https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/07/facebook-privacy-domination
"Chris Wallace is an exceptional interviewer, and Shepard Smith and Bret Baier are reality-based news anchors. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk about...Fox News." Exactly, @Sulliview. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/its-time--high-time--to-take-fox-newss-destructive-role-in-america-seriously/2019/03/07/aeb83282-40cc-11e9-922c-64d6b7840b82_story.html The "there are good people at this bad actor" defense.
If for your job you need to understand Zuckerberg's latest essay on "privacy," get yourself over to Ben Thompson. https://stratechery.com/2019/facebooks-privacy-cake/
"Zuckerberg has made his money by performing a sort of arbitrage between how much privacy Facebook’s 2 billion users think they are giving up and how much he has been able to sell to advertisers." https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613084/zuckerbergs-new-privacy-essay-shows-why-facebook-needs-to-be-broken-up/ Recommended.
Year ago I was targeted by an "exclusive" conference that cost thousands of dollars. At first I thought they were asking me to speak. I was eager. Flattered. Then I got it: they would charge me to speak. I declined. But I had a glimpse. They knew my vanity was a vulnerability. https://twitter.com/jayrosen_nyu/status/1103508433482014720
I have been listening to this podcast about the Theranos fraud. Very good. http://abcradio.com/podcasts/the-dropout/ An interview with a Fortune journalist who got duped was so effective that I immediately felt shame over my prior feelings of, "how could the tech media fail to see it was a scam?"
Incredible photograph. Gayle King's interview of R. Kelly. https://apnews.com/9b0fed04d1344bd6a0b8d83cd4239de5
 
 
 
 
 
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