Cowritten with Robert Glazer, Founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners. Did Fake News Sneak up on America? A recent Pew Research Center study reports that two-thirds of American adults get their news on Facebook, yet our legal and law enforcement systems have not kept up with the dramatic advances in communication technology. Show More Summary
All 15 presidents since 1924 have attended.
The Enemy of the People. Donald Trump cannot have come up with his dark, demonizing tweet on his own: The FAKE NEWS media... is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People. Perhaps to him they are just more words--just another...Show More Summary
The Washington Post isn't the only news organization with a snazzy new slogan. Advertising Age reports the New York Times will run a commercial spot during the Oscars for the first time ever Sunday. It's the Times ' first TV ad since 2010, according to Business Wire. The commercial features...
There is something curious about Donald Trump’s deliberate and repeated provocations of the news media. The most extreme so far was his declaration last week that several of the nation’s oldest and best-known news organizations are “enemies of America”. Show More Summary
There isn’t a week that goes by without a campus free speech controversy reaching the headlines. That’s why it’s as important as ever that we at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) review the record each year and shine a spotlight on the 10 worst schools for free speech. Show More Summary
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 108, published February 21, 2017. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is now officially on a hit list of programs that the White House might eliminate, according to a New York Times article that led the site over the weekend, effectively pushing what was previously...
The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017 The press will destroy Trump and Trump will destroy the press. Show More Summary
During his rambling, seventy-seven minute press conference Thursday the 45th President of the United States ricocheted between boasting (once again) about his November victory, by blatantly misstating his electoral vote ranking, to describing...Show More Summary
"What Jim Acosta said on CNN Wednesday is insanely ridiculous."
"We usually get into the 'what did the president know and when did he know it?' two years into a president's second term, not four weeks into the first."
Graham Sack had long thought that George Saunders’ work would be perfect for adaptation into virtual reality. Saunders is most well-known for his short stories, which have won numerous awards. But Sack and Saunders ultimately decided to produce a VR piece based on Saunders’ first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, which has drawn rave reviews...
How it got on YouTube nearly 43 years later, is a mystery.
When Donald Trump addressed the men and women of Southern and Central Command, and the military’s coalition partners, at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa on Monday, he could not wait beyond his second paragraph to repeat several things...Show More Summary
I was exhilarated by the purpose, responsibilities and powers of journalism.
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 106, published February 7, 2017. The Serial team forms a new production company, Serial Productions, and drops details on its latest project. This story got tons of pick-up when it was announced last Wednesday — getting write-ups on Variety, Deadline, EW.com, and Vulture, which I wrote...
"My wish is that this segment will not only help find those who are missing but offer hope for the loved ones who are looking for them."
Right after his come from behind Super Bowl win, Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady appeared in a local TV ad sporting his fifth championship ring. In a spot for Shields MRI & Health Care, Brady takes off his four Super Bowl rings and puts them in a locker so he can get an MRI, then forgets he has a fifth. When...
With millions of viewers each year, the Super Bowl lives on as the premiere event for brands everywhere. More than the most-watched televised event, it is the one time of the year where viewers welcome and anticipate commercial breaks. Show More Summary
News Corp's social media news agency Storyful may have started out life validating user-uploaded news content for news publishers. But that doesn't mean advertisers, too, cannot benefit from the Dublin-born company's efforts. Two years...Show More Summary