I teach journalism and direct the Studio 20 program at NYU, critique the press, try to grasp digital logic. I advise media companies too. Yours, perhaps?

Some debates cannot be had on TV. Period.

Donald Trump is Crashing the System. Journalists Need to Build a New One.

editorandpublisher.com — Journalists commonly divide information from persuasion, as when they separate the "news" from the "opinion" section, or "reporters" from "columnists." This is fine as far as it goes (and they get criticized harshly when they don't honor this norm), but the distinction won't help much in understanding why the 2016 campaign has been such an intellectual challenge for the media.

Donald Trump is crashing the system. Journalists need to build a new one.

washingtonpost.com — In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we're talking about digital media ethics. Need a primer? Catch up here. Jay Rosen teaches journalism at New York University and writes the blog PressThink.

Should journalists obey the demands of smart readers or make smart demands on readers?

storify.com — What The Times and most other newsrooms mostly do now is not so much listen to readers as watch and analyze them, like fish in a bowl. They view them in bulk, through statistics measuring how many millions of "unique" users clicked on content last month, or watched a video, or came to the site multiple times, or arrived through Facebook.

If people are in revolt against the political class, this is a problem for journalism- which is part of that class.

No one at NPR is talking about ideological innovation. They wouldn't even know where to begin.

storify.com — Adam Davidson, formerly of NPR's Planet Money team, now a (supportive!) critic: "It was a bit frustrating to get dozens of very encouraging and positive but top-secret messages from NPR staff and a smaller number of angry and upset public messages."

Why political coverage is broken

abc.net.au — Things are out of alignment. Journalists are identifying with the wrong people. Therefore the kind of work they are doing is not as useful as we need it to be.

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chrisamico.newsblur.com — Today, I started my Knight/Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship at PBS Frontline! So I\'ll be here in Boston, MA for the next ten months. Or if you American foo\'s elect Trump, I\'ll willingly let myself get deported back to Canada. Also, looking forward to schmoozing at the MIT Media Lab, also

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chrisamico.newsblur.com — This began as This began an an email I was going to send to a reporter who asked me for comment on the complaints of Bernie Sanders supporters about unfair treatment. I decided to post it. I do realize it will satisfy no one.

Tomgram: Jay Rosen, Mindlessness in the Media, Campaign 2008

tomdispatch.com — Let's see. They were wrong on Hillary Clinton, essentially nominating her for the presidency months before a primary was held. In Iowa, they were wrong on Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama, John Edwards and Clinton (again). In New Hampshire, wrong on Obama, Clinton (yet again), and -- at least...
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Aug 27, 2016

@JohnBarronM @joshtpm Not like this. Perot added an element of the weird, yes. And his VP pick was high comedy. But two normal candidates.

Aug 26, 2016

"...then the guy who won asked one of the losers to be VP in charge of domestic AND foreign policy. And he said no!"  https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/769311526402531329 

Aug 26, 2016

"...And then the head of the white nationalist site was named CEO of the campaign!"  https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/769311526402531329 

Aug 26, 2016

@ErikWemple It would not have been so hard to back away. "I mistook my experience for others's experience, and that was not wise." @greta

Aug 26, 2016

@mWilstory That, yes, but also claiming the calm center between warring extremes is pleasurable, especially as "the race" gets uglier.


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