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Washington Post expands fact-checking project - and not just to movie trailers

poynter.org — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Leonardo DiCaprio are getting the same fact-checking treatment thanks to the latest evolution of The Washington Post's Truth Teller project. The actor and the senator each figure prominently in new videos produced by Truth Teller, which takes video of someone (usually a politician) speaking and annotates their statements with fact checks from the Post and other sources.

Visualized: Incorrect information travels farther, faster on Twitter than corrections

poynter.org — Many times on Twitter I've witnessed what I call The Law of Incorrect Tweets: Initial, inaccurate information will be retweeted more than any subsequent correction. The goal should be to make the correction as viral as the mistake.

11 years later, Idi Amin’s son objects to Guardian obit for his father

poynter.org — Ugandan dictator Idi Amin died over a decade ago, in August of 2003. Like news organizations all over the world, The Guardian published an obituary that told the story of how Amin grew up, came to power and then led with a bloody, iron fist.

Wired correction: Dropbox co-founder did not say ‘nipples’

poynter.org — Wired staff writer Marcus Wohlsen is taking it pretty well. He's the author of a detailed, fascinating look at the team behind Dropbox, and their big ambitions for the company. Wohlsen is also the source/cause of what will undoubtedly be a contender for Correction of the Year.

New York Times column used quote from fake news site ‘without attribution’

poynter.org — A late entry for 2014′s Correction of the Year comes from The New York Times. It features an early version of a column published in error; a quote taken from ludicrous article in a fake news website that was treated as real and used without attribution; and a reference to a non-existent Chicago radio station with the call letters WGYN.

New York Times column used quote from fake news site ‘without attribution’

poynter.org — A late entry for 2014′s Correction of the Year comes from The New York Times. It features an early version of a column published in error; a quote taken from ludicrous article in a fake news website that was treated as real (and used without attribution); and a reference to a non-existent Chicago radio station with the call letters WGYN.

Inside Local Media: WFPL reporters depart amid newsroom turmoil

insiderlouisville.com — Editor's Note: Media critic James H. Miller first submitted this column to WFPL, where he had written on a freelance basis since early 2013. WFPL refused to run this particular critique, and Miller - along with co-author (and wife) Liz Palmer - reached ... Continue reading →

3 lessons in mobile, social and viral from Latin American newspapers

poynter.org — I recently spent two days at the beautiful offices of El Comercio, the largest and oldest newspaper in Peru. Grupo de Diarios América bought together journalists from newspapers all over Latin America for a seminar about social media. I was fortunate to be a speaker.

The 'Truth' Behind The Female Soldier Fighting ISIS

digg.com — They call her Rehana, but that's likely not her name. People say she's killed 100 Islamic State fighters. ISIS supporters have declared her dead on two separate occasions. This is the story of the creation of the online legend of Rehana - and why it can never be killed.

NexaLive: A social deep listening microsite you can create, publish and share

nexalogy.com — Twitter hashtags and other searches can move quickly, making it hard to see the bigger picture. This is especially true with conferences, events, news stories and other fast moving topics. People want to understand the overall trends and insights, rather than stare at the infinite scroll.
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Dec 18, 2014

TRUE RT @dizzylimit: Includes an ejaculating dildo. MT @jackshafer: Corrections of 2014, compiled by @craigsilverman bit.ly/1AjfgKX

Dec 18, 2014

RT @sladurantaye: New comment editor at the Post is some guy named Andrew Coyne. Is he on Twitter?

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jbenton: Cool job: Quartz is hiring a design reporter (“visual design, product design, branding, urban planning/architecture”) atlanticmedia.theresumator.com/apply/K8tRhs/D…

Dec 18, 2014

Ugh, bad news 4 my “algorithmic assholery” application @ USPTO RT @sfiegerman: Uber is trying to patent surge pricing bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-1…

Dec 18, 2014

@freeMurphy It does seem like a natural fit. I mean, in the end things are pretty much just wine clubs. The discussion content is fluid.

Dec 18, 2014

"The eighth rule of web journalism is that if it’s too good to be true, you have to post it." buff.ly/1zB1MKr pic.twitter.com/fNZEXO8I9H

Dec 18, 2014

@CorbinHiar Yeah, that’s fair criticism. It’s not hard for folks to Google them, but links should be there for all, not just some.

Dec 18, 2014

Next edition of #serial should offer a way to help people organize book club-type groups to discuss episodes.

Dec 18, 2014

Try the veal RT @michaelroston: Looking forward to your revue in the Catskills RT @CraigSilverman: @michaelroston I bought it at home Depot.



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