Craigslist started the unbundling process of separating services from news that helped lead to journalism’s precarious financial situation today. Facebook’s new strategy will make things worse.
Not since the go-go days of Watergate, Iran-Contra and Monica Lewinsky has the press been so hopping in the U.S. But this is a new era, with new technologies, and that has amped competition even more.
The lede: “President Trump, in an extraordinary rebuke of the nation’s press organizations, wrote on Twitter on Friday that the nation’s news media ‘is the enemy of the American people.’”
Washington Post politics blogger Chris Cillizza writes that Donald Trump gets how much his supporters hate the news media, and used Thursday’s press conference to feed that hatred.
That was one of a number of jaw-dropping quotes from U.S. President Donald Trump at an impromptu Thursday news conference in which considerable words and energy were spent slagging his favourite whipping boy, the media.
.@CraigSilverman‘s three criteria for what actually counts as fake news. We need to be careful with our terminology. #infoneeds pic.twitter.com/cAVhU4pnr7 — Joy Mayer (@mayerjoy) February 12, 2017
Canada has lost about one-third of its journalists in the past six years alone. If we assume those jobs aren’t coming back, who, if anyone, will perform the work once done by those lost journos? This is the first in a series of Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy Journalism articles on the topic of Canada’s […]
If true, this is a hell of a yarn. The lede: “A former editor with Vice Media used the Canadian headquarters of the youth-focused publishing empire as a recruiting ground to draw young journalists and artists into a transnational cocaine-smuggling ring, according to allegations by current and former Vice employees who spoke to the National […]
The high velocity of news these days is making some people pull back. This NYT article has some tips on coping.
An Edmonton Journal piece looks at a few who have made the jump from taking part in the scrum to attempting to herd it, and gets advice from a former MLA.