Amazon to Stop Pushing Washington Post Stories to Customers Inc. will stop emailing popular Washington Post stories to customers, the company said in an email, a possible attempt to separate the e-commerce giant from the newspaper’s hard-hitting coverage of Donald Trump. ...
Source: Spencer Soper, Bloomberg
Posted: Nov 05, 2018

Facebook Verification System Fails to Catch Two Fake Ads

Business Insider ran two fake ads listed as "paid for by" the defunct political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, despite the fact Cambridge Analytica is banned from Facebook. ...
Source: Shona Ghosh, Business Insider
Posted: Oct 31, 2018

Anger Toward Media Spreads Into Local Communities

Local members of the media have noticed more hostility from the public since Donald Trump began his attacks on "fake news." Trade groups are spreading safety tips because of the incidents. ...
Source: Dieter Bohn,
Posted: Oct 30, 2018

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Snapchat Lost Users in Quarter, Says Declines Will Continue

The parent company of the app for sending disappearing photo and video messages, reported that the number of daily users fell for a second consecutive quarter, to 186 million. ...
Source: Sarah Frier, Bloomberg
Posted: Oct 26, 2018

CNN Finds Itself at the Center of the News as a Mail Bomb Forces Evacuation of Its New York Office

CNN found itself not just reporting the news but part of it Wednesday as it evacuated its Manhattan offices following the discovery of what police said was a crude explosive device. ...
Source: Paul Farhi, Washington Post
Posted: Oct 25, 2018

Apple News’s Radical Approach: Humans Over Machines

This approach has allowed Apple to avoid intense criticism compared to other information-sharing companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter. ...
Source: Jack Nicas, NYtimes
Posted: Oct 25, 2018

The Richmond Times-Dispatch Will Stop Endorsing Political Candidates After 2018

Richmond Times-Dispatch publisher Tom Silvestri explains: "Endorsements create a perception that complicates the job of our objective journalists and makes their jobs unnecessarily more difficult." ...
Posted: Oct 23, 2018

Four Ways to Fix "Fake News"

Jim VandeHei has one solution: "If your Facebook feed is filled with garbage, it means you were reading garbage in the first place. The algorithm simply gives you more of what you crave." ...
Source: Jim VandeHei, Axios
Posted: Oct 22, 2018

Take a Video Tour of Facebook’s Election Security War Room

In this video, TechCrunch takes you inside the war room at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters. Bustling with action beneath the glow of the threat dashboards, you see what should have existed two years ago. ...
Source: Josh Constine, Techcrunch
Posted: Oct 18, 2018

The Challenge of Reporting the Khashoggi Story

The struggle to double check evidence when the only sources of information—the Turkish government and closely intertwined Turkish media—are politically biased has been a major challenge for journalists. ...
Source: Amanda Darrach, CJR
Posted: Oct 18, 2018

Slate Jumps Into the Daily News Podcast Arena With ‘What Next’

Slate is the latest publisher to come out with a daily news podcast after the success of The New York Times’ “The Daily” that has soared to 6.5 million monthly listeners in a year and a half. ...
Source: LUCIA MOSES, Digiday
Posted: Oct 17, 2018

FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver Has a Prediction Most Journalists Won’t Want to Hear

After the roller-coaster ride of 2016’s election night, have journalists and political junkies learned not to let conventional wisdom substitute for hard knowledge? ...
Source: Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post
Posted: Oct 16, 2018