The high velocity of news these days is making some people pull back. This NYT article has some tips on coping.
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?
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Subhed: “Writer disavows responsibility for Sunday’s attack, but passed explosive allegations along.”