“The way this propaganda works is you take something insane and wrap it in a little bit of truth, and then all those people swallow it because it’s wrapped in a little bit of truth.” Columbia Journalism Review talks to the victims of fake news, from Sandy Hook parents to election overseers. Also worth thinking […] The post True Tragedy appeared first on The Millions.
After hearing the story of reporter Lawrence Mower, who discovered fraudsters after a FOIA request in Florida, a group for the Columbia Journalism Review and PennLive looked to expand on… Tags: lottery
Columbia Journalism Review says journalists should continue tying climate change to Hurricane Harvey. The Soros-funded liberal publication of Columbia University’s journalism school said that although that strategy can be perceived as...Show More Summary
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF “DO AS WE SAY AND NOT AS WE DO”: The Columbia Journalism Review today points out that newsrooms are failing at the hiring diversity that their Op/Ed pages demand from everyone else: According to the study, minority individuals (black, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, or other) accounted for one person on the 11-person […]
Do you know the word? Had you noticed Scaramucci relying excessively on any particular word )or words)?The word is "binary."Now, when I first saw — in "The meaning behind Scaramucci’s favorite word" — that the word was "binary," I thought it must be that Scaramucci is using it to destablize a question. Show More Summary
More on broad “right of publicity” bill in New York legislature [Jonathan Peters, Columbia Journalism Review; earlier] “Court Orders Man Who Sued News Orgs For Clipping His Facebook Video To Pay Everyone’s Attorney’s Fees” [Timothy Geigner,...Show More Summary
Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State is a new essay collection from Columbia Journalism Review Books with contributions from Ed Snowden, Alan Rusbridger (former editor-in-chief of The Guardian);...Show More Summary
With no signs of an easing of the frenetic pace of news any time soon, it takes organization to prevent every item from slipping past in a stream that loses meaning with each accumulating story. Columbia Journalism Review is keeping tabs on two separate issues by tracking and recording related developments for each. In one,...
This spring, Jonathan Peters took a look at the trickle-down impact of President Trump’s aggressive war on the media for the Columbia Journalism Review. So far, Trump’s attacks on the national media have resulted in increased readership,...Show More Summary
The latest print issue of the Columbia Journalism Review focuses on local news. The publication is posting the articles online throughout May. Some digital tidbits: — As part of a survey of 420 journalists at small (circulation under 50,000) local newspapers across the country (written for Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism), Christopher Ali and...
Facebook is a key platform for most publishers these days, and one publisher there appears to have been hit harder than anyone else in a recent bot purge. That would be USA Today, which the Columbia Journalism Review reports lost anShow More Summary
Say what you will about the headdesk-inducing columns of the New York Times’ public editor, Liz Spayd, but don’t say she didn’t warn us. Spayd, a former editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and managing editor of the Washington Post,...Show More Summary
Trevor Timm at the Columbia Journalism Review writes—Stop treating former CIA chief Michael Hayden as an arbiter of truth: ON THE SUBJECT OF DONALD TRUMP and his relationship with intelligence agencies, there’s one commentator you are bound to see quoted more than anyone else: Michael Hayden, the former NSA chief and CIA director under George W. Show More Summary
Writer, translator, and Asymptote editor-at-large Poupeh Missaghi reviews Yanara Friedland’s Uncountry: A Mythology (Noemi Press, 2016) for EuropeNow, an online journal published by the Council for European Studies (CES) at Columbia University. Show More Summary
"Newspaper style has long been to omit that final comma. But every stylebook that allows omission of the Oxford comma includes a caveat, often forgotten: Once the sentence moves beyond a simple series, that comma might be necessary for clarity."
The Columbia Journalism Review put up a bunch of cool charts a few days ago. First up, here's the Twitter ecosystem during the presidential campaign: On the right, there's one site that dwarfs everyone else: Breitbart News. Even Fox News is only a fraction the size. Show More Summary
Almost fifteen years ago, South Park paid tribute to a trailblazing animated TV series by calling an episode “The Simpsons Already Did It.” According to Columbia Journalism Review columnist Joel Simon, regardless of the current hubbub...Show More Summary
As psychologists and psychiatrists continue to warn about President Trump's mental health, the Columbia Journalism Review called Trump's mental health "the...
The reader base of fake news websites is about 10 times smaller than “real” news sites on average, according to a study published on Columbia Journalism Review. Read more...
A few days before the inauguration, Columbia Journalism Review editor-in-chief Kyle Pope issued an open letter on behalf of the press corps outlining how he sees the relationship between the Trump administration and the media, and what President Donald Trump can expect now: “Access is preferable, but not critical. You may decide that giving reporters access […]