No news is good news

Euen Semple

I haven't watched or listened to news broadcasts for years. I became tired of being presented with a litany of things to be frightened about, that I could do nothing to prevent, and that had minimal direct impact on my life. I also lost confidence in journalists. With a few very rare exceptions they barely understand the subjects they write about, always have an agenda, and certainly in the case of podcasts get between me and the people I want to learn from.

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I heard the news today …

Harold Jarche

jhagel — “If you don’t follow the news you’re surprisingly good at estimating the views of people with whom you disagree — you misjudge preferences of political adversaries by under 10%. If you follow the news, you’re terrible at understanding your adversaries.”

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Other May News:

Nine Shift

Other May news: * The year 2019 continues to look and feel just like 1919, dull, full of strife, inequality, and just plain awful to experience on a societal level. Brexit hit a new low, and the parallels with the U.S. seem to grow. Neither nation is able to turn the clock back to the last century, try as both nations are doing. Infrastructure postponed. The U.S. continues to slip into decline. Infrastructure going nowhere. No universal Internet; no big funding for trains.

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not the news

Harold Jarche

News: A Simple Guide. News: A Simple Guide, by @cartoonralph. Every fortnight (or so) I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

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Fox News

Nine Shift

The average Fox News viewer is over 65 years old, according to a story in The New York Times. Even worse (or better) Fox News is losing more younger viewers every year. Here''s the deal: old people are clinging to the last century, and Fox News serves their viewpoint.

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News From Dan – November, 2017

Dan Pontefract

News OPEN to THINKYou're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Introducing My New Publisher I am so excited and delighted to announce that I have signed a new contract with a new publisher. The good folks. Dan's Related Posts: Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect . Fifteen Years After My MBA. Video: The Purpose Mindset of Gord Downie. My Next Role Is … Win A Signed Copy Of “THE PURPOSE EFFECT” Thanks for reading.

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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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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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Library News

David Weinberger

If you are interested in libraries and tech, Library News is a community-supported news site where you’ll find a steady stream of interesting articles. Or, put differently, it’s the Hacker News code redirected at library tech articles. Did I ever mention the really useful site Matt Phillips and Jeff Goldenson at the Library Innovation Lab put up a couple of weeks ago?

Big News! I’m Leaving TELUS (sorta) And Going Solo

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Just a few weeks ago I passed my 10-year service anniversary at TELUS. What a blast. What a decade. I remember working with some team. Dan's Related Posts: Fifteen Years After My MBA. My Next Role Is … Sheri Quit Her Job And Regained Her Purpose Sweet Spot. Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose. Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

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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 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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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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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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Broken news

Doc Searls

For me, news of the Boston bombing broke on my phone, in a remote hotel on the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos , where I had gone for a speaking engagement at a corporate offsite. We won’t be putting it back in TV news’ broken shell. First came emails with no context, from friends asking if I was okay. Next I checked the Web to see what was up, and got the basics. Then, back in my hotel room, I got WBUR on my phone and listened for awhile to live coverage.

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Despite All the Bad News that Surround Us… Is the World Actually Getting Better?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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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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The real problem is Decoy News (and decoy content of all kinds)—and the platforms can’t fix it

Doc Searls

The term “ fake news ” was a casual phrase until it became clear to news media that a flood of it had been deployed during last year’s presidential election in the U.S. So, since we need a substitute, I suggest decoy news.

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Sad news

Doc Searls

Tags: Journalism News radio Dan Schorr Daniel Schorr NPR Schorr

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Fake news, harassment, and the robot threat: Some numbers

David Weinberger

Lee Rainie, of Pew Research, is giving a talk at a small pre-conference event I’m at. I’m a Lee Rainie and Pew Lifetime Fan. DISCLAIMERS: These are just some points Lee made. I undoubtedly left out important qualifiers. I’m sure I got things wrong, too. If I were on a connection that got more than […

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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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Keynote slides: Creating the Future of News

Ross Dawson

Tomorrow I am giving the opening keynote at International News Media Association (INMA) World Congress in New York. Over 400 senior news executives from 45 countries are gathering to gain insights into the leading edge and path forward for news organizations globally. My keynote provides a highly positive perspective on the extraordinary opportunities for the news industry. Keynote Slides: Creating the Future of News from Ross Dawson.

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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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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.

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.

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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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Without aligning incentives, we can’t kill fake news or save journalism

Doc Searls

Today adtech is the main business model for nearly all of online publishing , including nearly all the news sites reporting endlessly and ironically on how Facebook and Google do the same thing. In two words, fake news.

[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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Fox News Banned in Canada

Nine Shift

Fox News is distributed by cable in Canada (like U.S.). Fox cable news might cost money and be little watched by Canadians. What is, in fact, banned is Fox News' ability to broadcast over the air waves, like NBC or PBS in the U.S. News media in the UK cannot lie. The above headline on another blog recently highlighted another huge problem in the United States: our media lie.

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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.

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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.

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News to Use

Doc Searls

Germany, Brazil submit UN draft resolution to end mass surveillance – RT News pressall.wordpress.com ). Privacy vs. Surveillance. On the privacy side: Surf safely with Web Pal. From Emmett Global and Customer Commons. Surveillance and Internet Identity. Francisco Correla in Pomcor. Naked Capitalism : NSA Whistleblower: Government Failed to Stop Boston Bombing Because It Was Overwhelmed with Data from Mass Surveillance On Americans. Cross-Posted from Washington’s Blog.

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Underground news

Doc Searls

Next blog post : Fast forward 24 hours and the story has run as the leader on Sky, BBC, LBC, ITN (see sample news coverage here ) and on the front page of the Evening Standard. Tags: Events Journalism Life News Places Holborn Holborn Station Jonathan MacDonald London Underground

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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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News with a Fuse

Doc Searls

Culture. Bubkes.org : Waterside Commerce, Istanbul: Cotton Candy Vendor At Day’s End and Waterside Commerce, Istanbul: Flower Vendor with Coat to Match. Which get my votes for a perfect posts.). Prose in prison. By Andrew Sullivan. Source: Letters from Incarcerated Writers , by Andrea Jones in The American Reader. Perspectives. Life on the Forked Road. By yours truly in Linux Journal. Subhead: We are analog and digital. One is old, the other new. Civilizing the latter will take some work.

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The Top News Article of 2017 - - So Far

Nine Shift

Here's the best news article of 2017 so far. lauren Herstik's NYTimes story on Los Angeles, "A City Famous for Sprawl Chooses to Fill in the Gaps," has at least these five reasons to make it my choice for the best story of the year, so far. Number 5. "A A pedestrian culture."

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Searching for news media that support Schema.org

David Weinberger

Let’s say you have the weird desire to see if a particular online news site is producing news articles that support the Schema.org standard. I just posted a tiny little site — even uglier than usual — that lets you search for a particular news media site. It will return the items on that site that have been classified by that site as newsArticles in the Schema.org standard. Thanks to a suggestion from Dan Brickley, it’s using a custom search engine from Google.

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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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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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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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Fake news sucks but isn't the end of civilization

David Weinberger

Because fake news only works if it captures our attention, and because presenting ideas that are outside the normal range is a very effective way to capture our attention, fake news will with some inevitably tend to present extreme positions. Real news items often uses the same technique these days: serious news stories often will have clickbait headlines. and is characterized as “If it bleeds, it leads,” i.e., it is the first item in the news broadcast.).

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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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What open APIs could do for the news

David Weinberger

In 2008-9, NPR, the NY Times, and The Guardian opened up public APIs, hoping that it would spur developers around the world to create wonderful and weird apps that would make use of their metadata and spread the availability of news. These three news organizations are nevertheless fervid evangelists for the same APIs—for internal use. The paper then looks at ways we might still get to the open ecosystem for news that was first envisioned.

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