WhatsApp Appoints Grievance Officer to Curb Fake News in India

The development comes at a time when the social media giant and the Indian government are at loggerheads over the mechanism to ensure traceability of fake messages. ...
Source: Komal Gupta, LiveMint
Posted: Sep 25, 2018

News Site to Investigate Big Tech, Helped by Craigslist Founder

The Markup, dedicated to investigating technology and its effect on society, will be led by two former ProPublica journalists. Craig Newmark gave $20 million to help fund the operation. ...
Source: Nellie Bowles, NYTimes
Posted: Sep 24, 2018

Quartz Forges Ahead With 360-Degree Video While Others Scale Back

Quartz, which was early in the game with technologies like augmented reality and chatbots, has already made several 360 videos and is about to go live with its first for an advertiser. ...
Source: Lucinda Southern, Digiday
Posted: Sep 21, 2018

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Ten Years After the Financial Crisis, Business Journalism Awaits Its Reckoning

The collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 was the watershed moment in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. It prompted a wave of coverage, and business journalists took center stage. ...
Source: Howard R. Gold,
Posted: Sep 19, 2018

It's Official: Julie Chen Exits 'The Talk' Via Video Message

Julie Chen has officially exited The Talk, she announced via a pre-taped video that aired today, more than a week after her husband and former CBS CEO Les Moonves resigned after facing numerous sexual misconduct claims. ...
Source: Hilary Lewis, Hollywood Reporter
Posted: Sep 18, 2018

Jack Dorsey on ProPublica's Experimental Journalism

The Twitter cofounder discovered ProPublica two years ago and believes "a donation-driven news outlet may seem extreme, but it’s important right now to experiment. This is an experiment that’s done quite well." ...
Source: Lauren Goode,
Posted: Sep 18, 2018

Are There Any Other Billionaires Out There to Buy Fortune or Sports Illustrated?

Marc Benioff paid a surprising $190 million for Time magazine. Meredith hopes it can find other deep pockets for its other titles. ...
Source: Peter Kafka, Recode
Posted: Sep 17, 2018

Ex-ABC Journalist Brian Ross Is Back and Ready to Cover Trump Again

Brian Ross resigned from ABC News after making an erroneous assertion about the president. The ensuing hysteria made him feel he had been put ‘on a kind of enemies list.’ ...
Source: Lloyd Grove, Daily Beast
Posted: Sep 17, 2018

The Problem With Real News

Forget fake news, a poisonous term. Real news is an even bigger problem. This realization inspired Rob Wijnberg to found the Dutch journalism platform De Correspondent in 2013. Now he's bringing that platform to the U.S. ...
Source: Rob Wijnberg, Medium
Posted: Sep 14, 2018

Gawker to Relaunch Next Year Under New Owner

“We won’t recreate Gawker exactly as it was, but we will build upon Gawker’s legacy and triumphs,” says Bryan Goldberg, founder and CEO of Bustle Digital Group. Bustle was the winning bidder for Gawker's assets last summer. ...
Source: Todd Spangler, Variety
Posted: Sep 12, 2018

'Designing Women' Creator Goes Public With Les Moonves War

Linda Bloodworth Thomason, one of CBS' biggest hitmakers, reveals the disgraced mogul kept her shows off the air for seven years: "People asked me for years, 'What happened to you?' Les Moonves happened to me." ...
Source: Linda Bloodworth Thomason, Hollywood Reporter
Posted: Sep 12, 2018

Another Alternative Weekly Shuts Down, This Time in Missoula, Montana

The Missoula Independent was shut down by Lee Enterprises 18 months after Lee purchased it and while the company was in the midst of negotiations with a fledgling union formed by the staff about six months ago. ...
Posted: Sep 12, 2018