Indictment of Missouri governor could have political ripples
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) It didn't take long after Missouri Gov.
Feb 24 2:54PM SFGate

Free Speech' Suit Aims to End Twitter's Political Censorship
The 29-page complaint contends that, under a California legal doctrine that recognizes some private facilities as public forums, Twitter may not discriminate against speech on their platform based purely on viewpoint. If successful, it would be the first extension of that doctrine to internet social media platforms and could transform the way free speech is treated online.
Feb 24 2:42PM Breitbart

Having Seized The Levers Of Political Power, CPAC Focuses Ire On The Media
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD The mainstream media has long been a favorite target for derision at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). But in 2018, a full year into the presidency of a man who rose to power attacking the media, attacks on the media were everywhere.
Feb 24 1:00PM Talking Points Memo

John Ivison: Trudeau's office too cavalier when it comes to political vetting
Justin Trudeau's disastrous passage to India brought to mind Mark Twain's pilgrimage to Europe and the Holy Land in the Innocents Abroad. In Paris, they simply opened their eyes and stared at us when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language, he wrote.
Feb 24 12:45AM National Post

In 2017, Americans narrowly opposed allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns
Last year, more than half of U.S. adults said they would oppose allowing teachers and officials to carry guns in K-12 schools.
Feb 23 9:46PM Pew Research

Report: There are 149 fact-checking projects in 53 countries. That's a new high.
A new report from the Duke Reporters' Lab offers a snapshot of the evolving fact-checking ecosystem around the world.
Feb 23 8:00PM Poynter Institute

After sudden death, local public radio stations are bringing Gothamist, DCist and LAist back to life
WNYC, WAMU and KPCC announced Friday that they've acquired Gothamist, DCist and LAist, the online sites which were
Feb 23 6:23PM Poynter Institute

In the era of fake news, where have all the fact-checkers gone?
I was among nearly 40 casualties when, in April of last year, American Media Inc., owners of The National Enquirer and Star, purchased Us Weekly from Wenner Media. As the magazine's longtime research chief, it was my job to untangle facts from falsehoodsso I didn't expect that AMI, a company infamous for distorting the truth, []
Feb 23 5:49PM Columbia Journalism Review

Journalism has a catch-22 problem with visuals
Cathaleen Curtiss, the photography director at the Buffalo News, chats about the history of photojournalism, the proper time to use stock photos and how to give visuals their proper due online.
Feb 23 5:16PM Poynter Institute

RIP Facebook Live: As subsidies end, so does publisher participation
The number of Facebook Live videos produced by paid partners more than halved by the end of 2017and in one case fell by as much as 94 percentas once guaranteed payments ended and Facebook deprioritized the product, new Tow Center research suggests. In an analysis of 17 brands that were paid by Facebook to make []
Feb 23 4:21PM Columbia Journalism Review

Scroll, the $5/month news subscription startup, signs up The Atlantic, Business Insider, Fusion Media Group, Slate, and others
Scroll, the news startup from former Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile that will charge $5 per month in exchange for ad-free reading across a number of sites, has signed its first partners ahead of its launch later this year, the company announced Thursday. They include The Atlantic, Fusion Media Group, Business Insider, Slate, MSNBC, The Philadelphia..
Feb 23 4:15PM Nieman Journalism Lab

Brendan Fraser made groping allegation after story was done, GQ staff writer says
Zach Baron knew Brendan Fraser wasn't telling him something. I spent a lot of time with him, the GQ staff writer says. You can sometimes intuit when people tell you a narrative, but it doesn't have all the facts in it yet.
Feb 23 4:08PM Columbia Journalism Review

With in-article chat bots, BBC is experimenting with new ways to introduce readers to complex topics
Even if they havent changed the world in the way some hyped, chatbots have become a compelling way for news organizations to experiment with telling familiar stories in a new format. Some big challenges stand in the way of widespread adoption, though. One is acclimating users to the format; another is winning over reporters.
Feb 23 4:07PM Nieman Journalism Lab

Wisconsin journalist in Pyeongchang: It's not that cold
Most people in Pyeongchang right now don't know where Milwaukee is, said Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photojournalist Mark Hoffman.
Feb 23 4:00PM Poynter Institute

MediaShift Podcast 259: Bots, conspiracies sow division after school shooting
In the news this week, Twitter bots and conspiracy theories abound after the school shooting in Florida, as one survivor is wrongly called out as a crisis actor. What can the social platforms do to stop misinformation?
Feb 23 2:52PM Reynolds Journalism Institute

Can we keep media literacy from becoming a partisan concept like fact checking?
Data & Society released a pair of reports this week one on fake news, the other on media literacy. Nothing shocking here, but the fake news report does a good job of describing how the two conflicting definitions of fake news symbolize a broader schism between scholars/researchers and the right-wing media. On the one.
Feb 23 2:45PM Nieman Journalism Lab

The media today: At CPAC, media-bashing hides a deeper agenda
The tightening of the Russia investigation and the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, made for an emotive backdrop to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, which kicked into gear in Maryland on Thursday. Yesterday's programming started in viscerally anti-media stylethe first panel of the day discussed An Affair to Remember: How the Far Left and the Mainstream Media Got In Bed Togetherand didn't get any friendlier from there. .
Feb 23 12:54PM Columbia Journalism Review

5 facts about blacks in the U.S.
More than 40 million blacks live in the United States, making up around 13% of the nation's population. Here are five facts about the U.S.
Feb 22 9:07PM Pew Research

After years of testing, The Wall Street Journal has built a paywall that bends to the individual reader
The Wall Street Journal thinks it might know your reading habits and your potential spending habits better than you know them yourself. For the past couple of years, the Journal home to one of journalisms oldest paywalls has been testing different ways to allow non-subscribers to sample its stories refining a..
Feb 22 6:49PM Nieman Journalism Lab

Mobile video: Make it snackable
The people who are following you on social platforms are different from your usual audience. Create mobile content just for them.
Feb 20 7:41PM Reynolds Journalism Institute

Does creativity suffer when design is outsourced?
Brian Steffens, Communications Director, Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, conducted a 2017 Society For News Design conference panel that included the leaders of five hubs.
Feb 19 3:00PM Reynolds Journalism Institute

MediaShift Podcast 258: Social viewing of the Winter Olympics; Facebook supports paywalls in app
In the news this week, the Winter Olympics have seen lower TV ratings as expected, but NBC has made a big push into live-streaming and digital platforms to keep young people involved.
Feb 16 10:20PM Reynolds Journalism Institute

Most immigrants arrested by ICE have prior criminal convictions, a big change from 2009
Immigrants with past criminal convictions accounted for 74% of all arrests made by ICE agents in fiscal 2017.
Feb 15 7:31PM Pew Research

Q&A: The growing use of 'voter files' in studying the U.S. electorate
Read a Q&A with Pew Research Center's Ruth Igielnik and Scott Keeter about a recent study about voter files.
Feb 15 3:04PM Pew Research