Journalists at Gothamist and DNAinfo Agree to Join Labor Union – The New York Times

Reporters and editors at the New York news organizations DNAinfo and Gothamist have agreed to unionize after combining their operations last month. An “overwhelming” majority of the 26 members of the newsroom staffs of the two websites signed cards agreeing to be represented by the Writers Guild of America East, according to organizers and staff […]

Cable News Chyrons Serve As Hilarious Live Fact-Checkers In Trump’s America

In a world of fake news and alternative facts, chyrons are setting the record straight. The tiny, digital, almost always “Breaking News”-adorned captions superimposed on the bottom of screens during newscasts were historically used to introduce the topic that reporters or political figures are addressing for audiences tuning in after the start of a segment. In other words, they’re usually unimportant […]

Here Comes Somebody: Journalism and the Trust Economy – Nieman Reports

featured image =============================== Realigning the news business with the needs of societies overwhelmed by too much information and too many choices is key to rebuilding trust Ray Bussolari/Creative Commons article-img-caption /article-img article-media I think we’re beyond peak fake news pandemic. The early fever of moral panic has abated. Attention is moving from symptoms to cause. […]

New York Times Public Editor: What’s With All These Interesting Stories Where The Box Scores Should Be?

New York Times public editor Liz Spayd wrote an exceptionally stupid column this weekend criticizing the newspaper’s sports section. The Times sports department is notable in that it mostly devotes its resources to investigations and distinctive reporting about a wide array of sports and the athletes who play them, rather than publishing straight gamers off […]

Congratulations to Peggy Noonan, Who Has Won, As We Have Lost 

We—along with Cesar, who works at the deli counter—would like to extend our congratulations to our friend Peggy Noonan, who has just been awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. On Ronald Reagan, and other matters. It was almost exactly a year ago that a Florida jury returned a $140 million verdict that sent Gawker […]

The media loved Trump’s show of military might. Are we really doing this again? – The Washington Post

The cruise missiles struck, and many in the mainstream media fawned. “I think Donald Trump became president of the United States last night,” declared Fareed Zakaria on CNN, after firing of 59 missiles at a Syrian military airfield late Thursday night. (His words sounded familiar, since CNN’s Van Jones made a nearly identical pronouncement after […]