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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. Yes, we could explore each of these subjects in more depth, and as someone serious about detecting fake news, you should. Unfortunately, few of them are effective.

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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. Yes, these days it’s pro forma for news media to post notifications of stories and other editorial on Twitter, but Twitter is a closed and silo’d corporation, not an institutional convention on the order of the front page, the editorial page, the section, the insert. News organizations have to redefine themselves.

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June Round-up of Learning Industry News

Xyleme

Industry News Post Type: Blog post. Edgenuity recently completed 13 Online and Blended Learning Summits involving over 700 school and district leaders. 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. After all, the rise of the post-truth era is made possible by the failures of the education system to prepare people to identify truth for themselves, and the failure of traditional media to present the news in an honest and forthright manner. That's abcnews.go.com - the 'go.com' is in there because the news was lumped in with Disney's other properties for cross-promotion purposes.

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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. and to cover that move as the real news it was, and still is. DirectTV and Dish Network) have exiled it to more expensive tiers than those CNN and Fox News enjoy.

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June Round-up of Learning Industry News

Xyleme

Industry News Post Type: Blog post. Edgenuity recently completed 13 Online and Blended Learning Summits involving over 700 school and district leaders. 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. Almost all of the points Dominique makes are about the very bright future for news, and only a little about news-on-paper.

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Free and Cheaper: The World’s Best News

Andy McAfee

The dynamic of free and cheaper is not by itself going to solve all the world’s problems, but it is the best news in the world today. The speed with which our economies and societies are digitizing continues to astonish.

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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. Advertising is and will continue to be by far the largest revenue stream for News Limited. Traditional news sites.

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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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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. Are there no non-right wing and/or Fox affiliated news/talk stations in Arizona?

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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. Think about how you heard about, say, Obama’s Net Neutrality statement today and where you went to hear it explained and contextualized, and then tell me that the Net hasn’t already transformed the news, and that much of the most important, vibrant journalism is now being accomplished by citizens in ways that we now take for granted

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Where news website traffic comes from: Google vs Facebook

Ross Dawson

The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism has recently released some very interesting research on Navigating News Online , digging into how people navigate to news sites and what takes them away. Image source : Navigating News Online.

Let’s pull news out of its hole

Doc Searls

Most of what we call news is filler. The practice of filling space and time — stuffing “content” into a “ news hole ” — is a relic of an era when printing and broadcast space and time were limited, privately held, and paid for mostly by advertising, which requires ears and eyeballs showing up predictably and in fixed places. The Internet obsoleted all of it, including the frame of news as filler. With news rivers, destinations are personal.

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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 stop not when I reach the end of the news, but when I reach the end of coffee. Obviously, I continue poking around the news (i.e., I just read the NY Times.

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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? People who were more interested in current affairs and politics were particularly likely to choose the bad news.

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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. Whether to drop the whole news-coverage thing and start selling ice cream. I love this post (Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis ?

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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. Due to a death in Jesse’s family this week and Peter’s earlier decision to remain in San Francisco since his wife is about to give birth to their second child, it seemed like the right thing to do.

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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.

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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. So once again hats off to News Limited for sharing this useful information with the world at large.

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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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. The bad news is captured by the green line, which measures how many people have jobs in America.

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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. A few years ago, news media were worried about how to reach you wherever you are. ” 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. All of the major news orgs still have units doing it.

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A Quick Roundup Of Future Perfect News

Steven Berlin Johnson

I've been so crazed with the book tour for Future Perfect that I haven't had a chance to put together some account of the response the book is receiving. 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.

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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.

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. The eclipse has only to do with how the media have chosen to cover the trip.

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. Here’s a paragraph about how these poems/songs spread news: By the time “Qu’une bâtarde de catin” reached the Fourteen, it included a little bit of everything that was in the news.

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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. Let's face it: The great promise of citizen media has not really been fulfilled.

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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. At this point, I’d guess that the Net generation is primarily interested in news mainly insofar as its woven together and woven into the larger fabric. News now only moves if we’re interested enough in it to pass it along.

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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. The numbers suggest that Boomers are pretty much retired by age 70.

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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.

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Tablet Opportunities for News Publishers: the transformation continues

Ross Dawson

This week International Newspaper Marketing Association (INMA) released its Tablet Opportunities for News Publishers report , which is free to members and $295 for others. First, digital news was available on a big screen, on people’s desks,” Dawson says. “A

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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

News discovery tools are important for those who are creating content as well – especially if you’re covering breaking news or using the technique “ newsjacking.” Is your organization using news discovery tools?

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Old Growth Media And The Future Of News

Steven Berlin Johnson

To understand what I want to say about the future of the news ecosystem, it’s essential that we travel back to my holding pattern outside the College Hill Bookstore -- which continued unabated, by the way, for three years. That’s why the ecosystem of technology news is so crucial.

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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. Just in following my own Twitter stream I knew the news (or at least the rumor) well before it appeared in the mainstream media. ABC News has compiled a stream of the Twitter messages and mainstream media responses as they came out, as below.

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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. The really good news lies in a different area where American ingenuity is making a difference: that is innovation within management itself.

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. Evidence entered for this thesis includes the decline in print’s commercial fortunes * , the attendant downsizing of newsrooms—already 30% smaller, on average, than a decade ago * —and the outright collapse of papers like the Rocky Mountain News , Albuquerque Post , and Cincinnati Post. *. And news has to be free, because it has to spread.

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Breaking news: Al Jazeera kills its live stream

Doc Searls

For the latest news and in-depth coverage from Al Jazeera English: Read our live blogs. As a news organization Al Jazeera should report on exactly why it killed its streams. Want to see a good model of a news organization covering news about itself? Look at what NPR is doing with news that its CEO is leaving. They expose the whole thing, cover it as a news event, and open it up for discussion in comments. If you have an Al Jazeera app on your U.S.

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

Beth Kanter

The study’s author, Matthias Lufkens , says that the most successful organisations are those that use Twitter to make connections and tell stories, not just broadcast news. Twitter is now a primary news channel for a number of international organizations.