Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why The New York Times and The Washington Post (and Mozilla) are building an audience engagement platform together — Both excitement and skepticism surrounded Thursday's announcement that Knight has invested $3.89 million to help The New York Times, The Washington Post …
Discussion: Scripting News, daniel sinker, @niemanlab, Daily Dot, Poynter, The Huffington Post, @timherrera, The Newspaper Guild and @kansasalps
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Fixing comments? That's not the problem
Nieman Lab / @niemanlab: Comments are hard: Why Knight's spending $4 million to see if a new community platform can fix them http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Brendan O'Connor / Daily Dot: Mozilla unveils its plan to fix online comments with the help of some big names
Sam Kirkland / Poynter: Can the NYT, WaPo and Mozilla create a system to quiet the trolls in your comments?
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post: The New York Times, Washington Post And Mozilla Are Working Together
Tim / @timherrera: you guysssss wapo/nyt/mozilla are gonna make the comments section not suck! http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ... http://twitter.com/...
Andrea Peterson / @kansasalps: What could bring @washingtonpost, @nytimes, and @mozilla together? Trying to make web site comments better. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Technology can't vanquish trolls completely, says leader of comments project
Technology can't vanquish trolls completely, says leader of comments project
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times: Mozilla to Develop Comments Platform With New York Times and Washington Post
Knight Foundation: The Mozilla-New York Times-Washington Post project: Turning comments into community
@poynter: “The most common space for users to contribute is in comments. But we know users can give us much more than that.” http://www.poynter.org/...
American Press Institute: Why The New York Times and The Washington Post (and Mozilla) are building an audience engagement platform together
Eric Florenzano / @ericflo: Mozilla making a Disqus clone makes less sense to me than Yo, which makes very little sense to me. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Craig Silverman / @craigsilverman: I for one am disappointed to learn @dansinker has not declared war on a**holery: http://www.poynter.org/... You have let us all down, Sinker.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom: The New York Times, WaPo and Mozilla are building an open-source community platform to try and fix comments
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
LinkedIn acquires major fact checking patents — Lucas Myslinski was tired of having to fact check the questionable emails his father often forwarded to him. — “My dad would send these emails where they say something like, 'Oh the government is stockpiling billions of dollars of ammunition …
Tony Horwitz / New York Times:
An author describes a cautionary experience publishing a digital best seller with Byliner — I Was a Digital Best Seller! — WEST TISBURY, Mass. — FIVE months ago I published a short book called “Boom.” Commercially it was a bust. No news in that: Most books lose money …
Discussion: @davidgrann, @bradmeltzer, @davidmwessel, @ayjay and @noctambulate
David Grann / @davidgrann: Every writer should read Tony Horwitz on his foray into the brave new world of digital publishing http://www.nytimes.com/...
Brad Meltzer / @bradmeltzer: Fellow writers and creators, this one puts it in perspective: http://www.nytimes.com/...
David Wessel / @davidmwessel: Tony Horowitz explains why he will stick to writing books on print after his digital “best-seller' http://www.nytimes.com/...
Alan Jacobs / @ayjay: Lesson: even if print is dying, that doesn't mean digital is living. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Myles Tanzer / BuzzFeed:
“Time spent” vs. page views: representatives of Gawker, Chartbeat, SB Nation, others weigh in — The Page View Just Won't Die — What does an attention-obsessed media look like? And do we want it? — Via chartbeat.com — Every few months media types seem to loop …
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Americans' Confidence in News Media Remains Low — Across newspapers, TV, and Internet, confidence no higher than 22% — WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' faith in each of three major news media platforms — television news, newspapers, and news on the Internet — is at or tied with record lows …
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite: Americans Now Trust Online News More Than TV
Justin Wolfers / New York Times: Congress and Us: A Hate-Love Relationship
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa: News on the Internet now more trusted than TV, according to Gallup http://www.gallup.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Blake Neff / The Daily Caller: Gallup: Congress Least Popular Thing Ever
John Aziz / The Week: Americans have almost three times more confidence in small business than big business
Aaron Blake / Washington Post: The American people are slowly becoming nihilists
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post: People Found A Way To Hate The Media Even More Than They Did Before
David Wessel / Wall Street Journal: Congress's New Low — Today is a milestone in the history of the U.S. Congress.
Colin Campbell / Business Insider: POLL: Public Confidence In Congress ‘Has Sunk To A New Low’
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Women correspondents lead the way in Iraq and Syria for CBS — In the world of television news, foreign correspondents are part of an elite club, one that comes with a healthy air of mystique and bravado. The job description can include the ability to sneak into war zones before battles begin …
BBC announces raft of new measures on diversity — Corporation to launch more internships, introduce new targets, and Lenny Henry and Lady Benjamin will join advisory group — The BBC has announced new measures to improve the representation of the Black, Asian and minority ethnic community …
Discussion: Guardian, Hollywood Reporter, BBC, mirror and The Stage
Tara Conlan / Guardian: BBC diversity push to include work with director general
Danny Walker / mirror: Lenny Henry signs up
Nicola Merrifield / The Stage: Tony Hall reveals major action plan to tackle BBC diversity
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Gabriel Stricker to head Twitter's media unit; Adam Bain taking over business development — Bain Officially Gets Biz Dev, While Media Unit Moves to Stricker at Twitter (Plus TV Memo!) — As Re/code reported last week, Twitter sales leader Adam Bain will take over business development at Twitter …
Discussion: VatorNews and Wall Street Journal
Steven Loeb / VatorNews: Twitter promotes two execs to take over for Rowghani
Jason Evangelho / Forbes:
Polygon's Brian Crecente Is Experimenting With Livestreamed Game Journalism, And It's Oddly Compelling — At some point later today, Polygon will publish a comprehensive article about Nintendo's Wii U console and the impact both first-party games and third party publishers like Warner Bros. and Ubisoft may have on their hardware sales.
Craig Newmark / craigconnects:
Craig Newmark joins the board of Poynter Institute because of his interest in journalism ethics, accountability — Journalism Ethics: Why I'm Joining Poynter Institute — Hey, I just joined the Foundation Board of the Poynter Institute because of my interest in protecting journalism ethics.
Discussion: @ckrewson, @tgdavidson, @craignewmark and @kellymcb, Thanks:@steverubel
Chris Krewson / @ckrewson: Guy who invented Craigslist, which basically killed newspapers, joins board of newspaper-founded training org. http://craigconnects.org/... #irony
Tom Davidson / @tgdavidson: HUGE win for @Poynter MT @Deggans: Craigslist founder Craig Newmark joins Poynter Institute board. http://craigconnects.org/...
Kelly McBride / @kellymcb: Nice to have you aboard, Craig. RT @craignewmark: Hey, Journalism Ethics and Why I'm Joining @Poynter: http://bit.ly/1rcr2QU
Nicole Schilit / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Forced to flee: A timeline of journalists' flight into exile — Every year, dozens of journalists are forced to leave their homes under threat of imprisonment, torture, violence, or even death, because their work has angered the powerful. Over the past 12 months, the Committee …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
David Brock to launch institute to fund journalism exposing conservative power in Washington — David Brock to launch journalism institute — David Brock, the founder of Media Matters for America and public defender for Hillary Clinton, is set to launch an institute to fund journalism that exposes …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Washington Free Beacon suspended from Clinton archives — The University of Arkansas has blocked the Washington Free Beacon from its special collections after the conservative website published audio recordings of Hillary Clinton without asking for the university's permission, the site reported on Thursday.
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon, Washington Free Beacon, The Daily Caller and @sonnybunch
Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon: Clinton Donor Bans Free Beacon From University of Arkansas Archives
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon: Hillary's People
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller: Reporter Banned From University Of Arkansas Library For Revealing Facts About Hillary Clinton
Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Plain Dealer drops PolitiFact, but keeps on factchecking — Truth in Numbers feature brings reader ratings to the truth squad movement — DETROIT, MI — Josh Mandel didn't just lose his 2012 bid to unseat Sherrod Brown and claim one of Ohio's spots in the US Senate.
Edirin Oputu / Columbia Journalism Review:
News organizations are the new journalism schools — Politico and Condé Nast will soon be training rookies — Politico and Condé Nast are entering the j-school business. Last week, Politico announced the creation of a 10-day Journalism Institute for college students …
Discussion: Mediashift and WWD Media Headlines
Margaret Looney / Mediashift: Newsrooms School Teachers on What Students Should Learn
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD Media Headlines: Condé Nast Hits Detroit to Celebrate Bruce Weber Exhibit