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?

Crime in America’s big cities is almost universally falling

chrisamico.newsblur.com — DURING the presidential debate on September 26th Donald Trump, the bombastic Republican nominee, was asked by the moderator how he might heal the divide between African-American communities and the police. "We need law and order", he replied, "We have a situation where we have our inner cities, Afri

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chrisamico.newsblur.com — The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition. When one party moves this far from the mainstream, it makes it nearly impossible for the political system to deal constructively with the country's challenges.

The Open Mind " Cannibals of News

cuny.tv — Emily Bell of the Tow Center and Jay Rosen of PressThink talk about social media's influence on the press and mass movements....

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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Sep 29, 2016

Environmental groups send a letter to Mudoch hoping for a change in Fox's climate coverage with Roger Ailes gone.  http://www.citizen.org/documents/letter-fox-news-executives-climate-change-coverage-september-2016.pdf 

Sep 29, 2016

@gary_schroeder About 11 million people watched the debate on CNN when they had six other choices so that tells you something.

Sep 29, 2016

How important is the symmetry I wrote about in my latest post to CNN? They were willing to endure this entire fiasco for it. https://t.co/v4N2lHVITE

Sep 29, 2016

@profcarroll I don't think we'll see that, unless something darker happens in the campaign.

Sep 29, 2016

This is — as everyone is saying — the greatest subtweet ever.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/28/books/hitler-ascent-volker-ullrich.html  Also the most serious.

Sep 28, 2016

@rgspol @HeidiLiFeldman Did I? Okay. Well, thanks. I appreciate the tip. I have in my 20+ years online run into a troll or two. Or three.


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