Category Archives: Journalism

You think fake news is going away? (Insert evil laugh track here.)

An excerpt from today’s “The Media Today,” published by It’s been nine months since Donald Trump was elected, and I can’t believe we’re still talking about fake news! Not the fake news alleged by Trump in the media, but … Continue reading

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Survey: It’s the best, but I don’t want it

Imagine identifying something that you thought was the best at what it did, but then refusing to take advantage of it. Let’s allow the Press Gazette to explain. “While it goes a long way to positively demonstrate the freethinking, self-influential … Continue reading

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Rivals back Al Jazeera as demands continue that it be shuttered

The following excerpt comes from the daily “The Media Today” newsletter, published by As world leaders prepare to gather for the G20 summit in Germany this week, an international diplomatic crisis continues to simmer in the Middle East. The … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal, to reporter with business ties to Iranian: YOU’RE FIRED!

  An exce rpt from today’s Morning Media NewsFeed, produced by AdWeek: The chief foreign affairs correspondent of The Wall Street Journal was fired on Wednesdayafter evidence surfaced that he had become entangled in the business dealings of an Iranian-born … Continue reading

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Are you an “infograzer?”

You might be. In fact, a whole lot of people are. Of course, there’s a risk that comes with being such a person, but as Wired reports, there are options for you. On the screen in front of her is … Continue reading

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Attention journalists: The GOP is coming for (some of) you

McClatchy reports that the Republican Party is prepared to make the media — THE MEDIA — an issue in the 2018 midterm elections. “Does anyone want to see a reporter badly injured? No,” said Tobe Berkovitz, a Boston University advertising … Continue reading

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French president, to Russian counterpart: Quit calling RT and Sputnik news organizations

The Hill reports that French president Emmanuel Macron addressed his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, today and told him that two prominent Russian news agencies are, in reality, government propaganda organs. Macron, standing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, said RT and … Continue reading

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