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How to Restore Trust in News

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.25.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

It's hard to trust the news overall when many major stories are ignored by news outlets. It's hard to trust the news when the press does so little fact-checking.

Gary Webb, Jon Stewart, and the Stories That Are Too True to Tell

Will Bunch | Posted 12.13.2014 | Media
Will Bunch

The real reason that people call funnyman Stewart "the most trusted news source in America" is that he's an outsider. He rarely worries about offending his journalistic colleagues or angering high-level news sources who won't return his phone calls -- because he doesn't really have any.

Controlling the Flow: Thoughts on the Free Flow of Information Act

Tricia Todd | Posted 11.14.2013 | Media
Tricia Todd

Selectively protecting some journalists, and not journalism as a whole, is detrimental to democracy and civil society. Why then do the majority of American mainstream media resources support this Act?

'The Newsroom' and CNN

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.28.2012 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

The program, which was filled with smart dialogue, internal conflict and self-righteousness, was a bit misleading about what happens behind the scenes at a cable news network.

The Internet Makes Trust and Insight Scarce Commodities, and Makes Newsroom Veterans More Valuable

Dr Johnny Ryan | Posted 01.23.2012 | Media
Dr Johnny Ryan

While the Internet makes information plentiful, and this in turn may be a challenge to some aspects of the newspaper business, deep insight and trust remain as scarce as they have ever been.

A Counterpoint to the View From Everywhere

Caryl Rivers | Posted 01.07.2012 | Media
Caryl Rivers

Should we abandon the tradition of journalism that calls for the nearest approach possible to balance and fairness? That's the argument made by NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen.

Target Of James O'Keefe Compares Him To A Terrorist

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 12.28.2011 | Media

Conservative prankster James O'Keefe recently set his sights on NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen for a sting called "To Catch A Journalist." Rosen, ...

Media Blows Debt Crisis Coverage With Balance Bias

Ari Melber | Posted 09.26.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

The increasingly disorderly fight over raising the debt ceiling has not only exposed the petty dysfunctions of the US Congress, it has also revealed a core failure of American political journalism.

Personal Democracy Forum 2011 -- Agents of Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology
Marcia G. Yerman

When dictators understand the power of social and mobile, they move toward controlling it or shutting it down. There was hearty agreement that access to the Internet should be an "international right."

Jason Linkins

How To Cure Modern Campaign Coverage | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.02.2011 | Media

Instead of the current format for campaign reporting, in which reporters are dispatched to cover candidates and then return to measure the responses of Americans, reporters should instead be dispatched to cover America and force the candidates to follow.

New Media Doesn't Kill and Aggregation Isn't Personal

John McQuaid | Posted 06.08.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

The debate over news and new media is too often tribal. And though it may make for lively debate, tribalism impairs judgment.

Sanity, Iraq, and Jon Stewart's "View From Nowhere"

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

The truth is that the sanity of the majority of the American people never had to be restored. It has been there all along. What was lacking was the passion and the commitment to make sane ideas happen in the face of fear and opposition.

Former Editor: BBC's Attitude Toward Climate Change Is 'Done That Already, Nothing New To Say' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Shocker: For 2011, BBC has "explicitly parked climate change in the category 'Done That Already, Nothing New to Say'."...

NYU Professor, Jay Rosen, Offers Advice to an Incoming Class of Journalism Students. He Should Offer the Same Advice to Advertisers

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

Rosen offers 10 pieces of advice to the incoming class of journalists to help them "break free" from the last media interval. It is advice that with a little work and some license we can make work equally for advertisers.

Jason Linkins

CNN's Problems: Jay Rosen Offers Tips On How To Fix The Network | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At the end of 2009, Jay Rosen offered the world his "Simple Fix for the Messed Up Sunday Shows." Now, Rosen is back with some suggestions for CNN. They should listen to him!

News Media Survival Requires Fact-Checking

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Newmark

Trust is required for media to survive. There's a window of opportunity now for restoring trust, but it won't last forever. The winners will be serious about fact checking.

Axing the General and the Journalist: Was Their Privacy Violated?

Kirk Cheyfitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kirk Cheyfitz

The real question raised by Michael Hastings' Rolling Stone piece is this: where were the beat reporters covering McCrystal's HQ? If the general and his merry men conducted themselves so unprofessionally, why hadn't the press reported it earlier?

What's the Future of the Journalist in Our Digital Era? (VIDEOS)

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Exactly how has technology changed the journalist's role? This is a golden age for journalism, a time for experimentation, entrepreneurship and creativity. Individual journalists must take full advantage of it.

"Meet the Facts" takes on Meet the Press

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

"Who holds politicians accountable for the statements they make on television? According to host David Gregory: Not Meet the Press," begins the new website and tool

Trust, Factchecking, and the News Media Landscape To Come

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Among news organizations, the successful survivors will be the ones that build a culture of trust, largely by checking facts, and not tolerating disinformation.

Jason Linkins

David Gregory Is Really Excited About Meet The Press's New Furniture | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Is America ready to experience new furniture and the "ultramodern" feel of occasional standing? Because this is the exciting way that Meet The Press is "evolving."

The Personal Democracy Forum Is Back in Town

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marcia G. Yerman

Scott Heiferman proposed, "Use the Internet to get off the Internet!" His suggestion was applauded, despite the furious Blackberry scrolling in the midst of the proceedings.

Memo to Media -- iPad Won't Save News Industry

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

We're living in a transition stage -- a very exciting time in which the "me" in "media" continually and more effectively flexes its muscles. The media's resurrection depends on its understanding of that reality. Not on the shiny, new iPad.

See & Be Scene: Conference, Club & Brand Yourself to the Top

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

In today's Wilshire & Washington, we talk Digital Capital Week, and the way things can go awry at conferences through backchannels.

Jason Linkins

AP's Most Popular Online Content: Factchecking | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Having gently kicked in the teeth of the Associated Press today, I'll now say something nice about it. As the Washington Post's Greg Sargent points o...