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How to change your media diet

The high velocity of news these days is making some people pull back. This NYT article has some tips on coping.

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Wed, February 1 2017 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on How to change your media diet

Buzzfeed News editor explains why they published the Trump dossier

Buzzfeed News editor-in-chief Ben Smith says the Trump dossier had been circulating for weeks at the highest levels of the U.S. government; wasn’t it time to let the public see it and judge for themselves?

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Report recommends tax tweak to help Canadian news media

The lede: “The government can help struggling Canadian media outlets and pump up to $1 billion into public coffers every year by simply updating its 20-year-old interpretation of federal tax law, a new study argues.”

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Mon, January 23 2017 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Report recommends tax tweak to help Canadian news media

Facebook Live losing steam

Once upon a time, it appeared Facebook Live would be the next big thing. But it now seems to be a wave that has already crested.

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Tue, January 17 2017 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Facebook Live losing steam

The iPhone decade and how it changed journalism

From the Neiman Lab subhead: “‘We’re gonna make some history together today’ — (Steve Jobs) wasn’t wrong.” The iPhone turns 10 today and has been used for gathering news as well as changing how it’s distributed.

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Mon, January 9 2017 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on The iPhone decade and how it changed journalism

US conservatives wave fake news cudgel at MSM

Conservatives in America are now appropriating the term “fake news” to apply to MSM stories they don’t like — such as Russians hacking the election to help Donald Trump.

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Breaking news: Breaking News is to be shut down

It might have 9.4 million followers on Twitter, but according to NBC News, the Breaking News alert app didn’t pull its weight and will be shut down on Dec. 31.

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Thu, December 8 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Breaking news: Breaking News is to be shut down

Twitter losing its wings relative to other social platforms

Some people once referred to Twitter as the new telegraph. But relative to Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, its star has considerably dimmed with digital publishers.

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Conservatives more trout-like than liberals in leaping at fake news

Conservatives love fake news (that’s highly partisan in nature and that attacks their targets) more than liberals. But some researchers say that shouldn’t come as a big surprise and deals with how liberals and conservatives process the world.

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Wed, December 7 2016 » Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Conservatives more trout-like than liberals in leaping at fake news

Ontario woman involved in promulgating the Pizzagate scandal

Subhed: “Writer disavows responsibility for Sunday’s attack, but passed explosive allegations along.”

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