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Detecting Fake News

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

After the spate of fake news in circulation over the last year or so numerous guides have been published to help you spot fake news. But to spot fake news, you need to focus on whether the news is authoritative. Unfortunately, few of them are effective. They want you to believe them. So how do you cope? Start with this.

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Reframing the news

Doc Searls

But to stay current — literally — papers need something else as well — something Net-native that bridges the static page and the live flow of actual news. On his blog he explains how a river of news aggregator works. And in a post at Nieman Journalism Lab he explains Why every news organization should have a river. Richey.

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June Round-up of Learning Industry News

Xyleme

Industry News Post Type: Blog post. read more.

Post-Truth and Fake News

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Yes, by all means, do something about the fake news that is propagating through Facebook and Twitter. It's true, Facebook could easily cut down on the torrent of fake news stories circulating through social media simply by blocking access to a few sites. But these 'fake news' sites are actually pretty funny. Anniversaries.

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News: Watching Cable Die

Doc Searls

the only two streaming global news organizations available on computers and mobile devices are France24 and RT. France24, sez Wikipedia , … is an international  news and current affairs television channel based in Paris. Nor are they as large and substantive as a worldwide news broadcast operation. Also like PR.

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How tablets are changing how we consume news

Ross Dawson

There are still major uncertainties on issues such as news pricing structures, screen technologies, and device formats, however the trends are clear.

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June Round-up of Learning Industry News

Xyleme

Industry News Post Type: Blog post. read more.

The death of news-on-paper is the rebirth of news organizations

Ross Dawson

What were newspaper companies are now news organizations. The death of news-on-paper absolutely does not imply the death of news organizations. Including personalized newspapers, mosquito repellent newspapers, and my own NewsScape , which points to where value will be created in the future of news. embedded below).

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At Last, Some Good Employment News

Andy McAfee

Another encouraging recent piece of news is the upward revision in America’s GDP growth rate for the 3rd quarter of 2013. or.3%.

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Breaking: Details of News Limited’s digital subscription plans

Ross Dawson

I am at what would not long ago have been unimaginable for News Limited: a briefing by senior executives for bloggers and social media. The executives present include Richard Freudenstein , CEO of The Australian and News Digital Media, Ed Smith, Chief Marketing Officer of New Ltd, and Clive Mathieson, editor of The Australian.

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Sell the news, give away the olds

Doc Searls

In other words,  charge for the news and give away the olds. We decided this year to zero-base all our subscriptions to print publications.

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The invisible change in the news

David Weinberger

News coming through email lists before it could be delivered by the mainstream press. The first chapter of Dan Gillmor ‘s 2005 book, We the Media [ pdf ], is a terrific, brief history of journalism from the US Colonial era up through Sept. And in 2014 it has a different lesson to teach us as well. blood drive organized online.

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News at the speed of death

Doc Searls

So I went to the AP’s news site. Then to Google News. Of course the comments under news postings are full of assumptions. The other local news station, Fox-affiliated KNST/790 , is playing a TV station’s audio. Puma County Sherriff’s department will have a news conference at 1:30 local time in Tuscon.

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Where news website traffic comes from: Google vs Facebook

Ross Dawson

Among the interesting insights was data on how news website traffic comes from Google and Facebook, shown below.

Let’s pull news out of its hole

Doc Searls

Most of what we call news is filler. The Internet obsoleted all of it, including the frame of news as filler. The river is a good metaphor for what news is, and should be. With news rivers, destinations are personal. But no news publisher has come up with an optimal way to charge for news that works across all of them.

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News unboxed

David Weinberger

“Here is your morning box of world news, sir. But, even though my usual morning news reading does not come in a box, it does occur within a stretch of time: Over breakfast on most days I read through feeds I’ve aggregated via Netvibes.com , straying as far out onto the Web as my interests lead me. I just read the NY Times.

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New Economic Data: No New News (Which is Good News and Bad News)

Andy McAfee

A new round of stats about the US economy have been released recently, and they tell a familiar ‘good news, bad news’ story.

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Why bad news dominates the headlines

Mind Hacks

When you read the news, sometimes it can feel like the only things reported are terrible, depressing events. Perhaps journalists are drawn to reporting bad news because sudden disaster is more compelling than slow improvements. Many people often say that they would prefer good news: but is that actually true? Trick question.

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Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

« Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic. Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users » Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis. Dean Starkman has written a lengthy piece in the Columbia Journalism Review, assessing the writings of a group of us he calls the “Future of News” movement. Right.

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SXSW: Good News/Bad News

Adaptive Path

First the bad news. The good news is we are still throwing a big awesome party at SXSW this Saturday with our friends at Typekit and Get Satisfaction. We’re canceling our Tuesday talk at SXSW. For those of you who were planning to attend to see what we’ve been up to over the last ten years, stay tuned. Adaptive Path

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Open strategy: News Limited shares its inspirations on the future of paid content

Ross Dawson

Early this year I caught up for a coffee with Stephen Browning, Director of Corporate Affairs at News Digital Media and The Australian.

News is a wave

David Weinberger

We’ve used what we’ve discovered from this data to analyze the differences in coverage of international crises in professional and citizen media and to study the rapid shifts in media attention that have accompanied the flood of breaking news that’s characterized early 2011. By coincidence, here are two related posts.

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[liveblog] Robin Sproul, ABC News

David Weinberger

She’s been Washington Bureau Chief of ABC News for 20 years, and now is VP of Public Affairs for that network. ” In this social media world, “each of us is a news reporter.” ” Half of people on social networks repost news videos, and one in ten post news videos they’ve recorded themselves.

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Old wise in news bottles

Doc Searls

Journalism Life NewsThat headline just came to me and I don’t want to lose it. So I’ll post it now and fill in the large blank below later.

A Quick Roundup Of Future Perfect News

Steven Berlin Johnson

I've tried to capture at least some of this on Twitter, but I finally got some time this morning to put it all in one place. Books

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Media reports its reaction as news…again

David Weinberger

It’s typical of the news coverage of the Secret Service scandal before the President arrived in Colombia. Secret Service scandal eclipses Obama trip. That’s the headline in USAToday. Let me fix that for you: Media’s decision to focus on the Secret Service scandal eclipses Obama trip. Sheesh

Singing the news

David Weinberger

I’m reading Robert Darnton’s Poetry and the Police , a fascinating history that uses the Affair of the Fourteen — which resulted in the downfall of an important government minister — as a way to explore the social networking of news in pre-Republic France. ” (p.

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iWitness Aims to Aggregate News By Time and Place

Adaptive Path

News organizations have struggled to find ways to supplement their coverage of news events with contributions from citizens. And finding citizen media related to a news event is currently difficult at best. Knight Foundation through the Knight News Challenge, we're building a tool that we call iWitness. and James L.

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[2b2k] Is HuffPo killing the news?

David Weinberger

Mathew Ingram has a provocative pos t at Gigaom defending HuffingtonPost and its ilk from the charge that they over-aggregate news to the point of thievery. I’m not completely convinced by Mathew’s argument, but that’s because I’m not completely convinced by any argument about this. It’s a business.

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Good News! Boomers Retiring

Nine Shift

On the other hand, there''s news that older Boomers are actually retiring. Here''s the story , with my friend Sandra Timmerman as the source.

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Is A Downer News Cycle A Factor in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Success?

Beth Kanter

But according to news reports , it has increased awareness and dollars raised  for ALS research. The association reports  $15.6 Fundraising

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The New Era of US Manufacturing: Good News and Bad News

Andy McAfee

Recessions usually hit manufacturing industries hard, and the Great Recession was no exception to this rule in America. What needs to change?

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Tablet Opportunities for News Publishers: the transformation continues

Ross Dawson

There has long been a premise of having a portable device that would be more appropriate for reading news and entertainment. And must be timely.

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Other news

David Weinberger

Hanan Cohen has created a neat little world-expander, called Other News. Each time it loads a random country’s version of Google News. Bookmark this link and click on it a few times.

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What are News Discovery Tools? Why Use Them?

Beth Kanter

But remember, covering breaking news is not about aggregating and pushing out more noise related to the event. Which ones? Content

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Telling the story of how the Osama news came out on Twitter first

Ross Dawson

This definitely counts as big news. Interestingly, in many news outlets the fact that the news leaked on Twitter before President Obama’s announcement to the nation almost rivals the news itself. ABC News has compiled a stream of the Twitter messages and mainstream media responses as they came out, as below.

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Old Growth Media And The Future Of News

Steven Berlin Johnson

And so if we’re  going to have a responsible conversation about the future of news, we need to start by talking about the past. That kid was me.

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The Good News On The Key Economic Issue of Our Times: Management Innovation

Steve Denning

Some good news in the study is that the U.S. The really good news: management innovation. as the most innovative nation. economy.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

Twitter is now a primary news channel for a number of international organizations. But they balance news with engagement. GeV at 4.9

Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis » Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic. ” This group points out that there is simply not enough philanthropic money to support current news-gathering organizations, and any suggestion that there someday might be isn’t strategy but fantasy. Clay Shirky.

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