AP to Debunk Election Misinformation on Facebook

As part of its comprehensive fact-checking efforts, the AP will work with Facebook to identify and debunk false and misleading stories related to the U.S. midterm election that are circulating on the platform. ...
Source: Lauren Easton , AP
Posted: Mar 08, 2018

How 86-year-Old Dan Rather Became Facebook’s Favorite News Anchor

Rather, who started his reporting career before the advent of color TV, has found a medium that suits his personality and has revived his influence: near-daily Facebook posts in which he expounds on American life and politics. ...
Source: Ben Bergman, CJR
Posted: Mar 08, 2018

Ex-ESPN Host Sues Network, Claims It Is ‘Rife With Misogyny’

Former ESPN host and legal analyst Adrienne Lawrence sued the network in federal court on Monday, claiming the company is "rife with misogyny" and asserting that she was fired after complaining about being sexual harassed by a senior ...
Posted: Mar 06, 2018

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Viral Publishers See Sharp Engagement Drops on Facebook

Publishers such as Viral Thread and Bored Panda have all seen interactions — likes, shares and comments — slide precipitously since Facebook announced that it would deprioritize publisher content in its news feed. ...
Source: Max Willens, Digiday
Posted: Mar 02, 2018

Stories of Imprisoned Journalists Highlight the Dangers of a Risky Profession

With 18 people killed and a record number imprisoned around the world, last year was one of the most dangerous years to be a journalist. Threats against the media have seemingly become common. Don’t expect that to change ...
Source: Jason Rezaian, Washington Post
Posted: Mar 01, 2018

Face Recognition: What Use Is It to Newsrooms?

BBC News Labs wondered if a facial recognition tool called FaceRec could help editors and producers. To find out, they designed a web-based prototype to help highlight and identify the most important people in raw video footage. ...
Source: Fionntán O’Donnell, Medium
Posted: Feb 28, 2018

Three Sportswriters Launch Subscription D.C. Sports Site

Three veteran Washington sports reporters will team together this week to launch the Sports Capitol, a text- and podcast-focused subscription site that will primarily cover the Capitals, Nationals, Redskins and Wizards. ...
Source: Dan Steinberg, Washington Post
Posted: Feb 26, 2018

War Photographer Max Desfor Dead at 104

Max Desfor, an Associated Press photographer whose image of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died on Monday at his home in Silver Spring, Md. ...
Source: Ap via NYTIMES
Posted: Feb 22, 2018

Vox Media Laying Off Around 50 Staffers

In a memo to staff Wednesday morning, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff announced plans to lay off around 50 employees, with the Racked, Curbed, SB Nation, and Video Services teams "bearing the biggest impact." ...
Source: Jeremy Barr, Hollywood Reporter
Posted: Feb 21, 2018

On the Hunt for Subscriber Growth, U.S. Publications Look Abroad

And when they do, publishers are finding that robust coverage of American affairs with an American perspective is what’s most important to subscribers in those foreign markets. ...
Source: Max Willens, Digiday
Posted: Feb 16, 2018

Condé Nast Layoffs Hit Editorial Staff at Glamour and Vanity Fair

Condé Nast’s new editors in chief are cleaning house. Around 10 people have been laid off from Glamour and “under 20” from Vanity Fair, a spokesman confirmed. ...
Source: Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke, WWD
Posted: Feb 16, 2018

Connecting Science Reporters With Experts

Sciline is a new nonprofit that’s trying to improve the quality of science reporting by making it easier for reporters to connect with experts who can help guide them through stories about science, health and the environment. ...
Source: Ricardo Bilton, NiemanLab
Posted: Feb 15, 2018