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Monthly report: January 2019

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Lessons in journalism — and management — from editing the New York Times during the great digital disruption.

On Jan 26, 2019
@mediagazer shared
An excerpt from Jill Abramson's book "Merchants of Truth" on her time as the New York Times' executive editor as digital disruption took off (@jillabramson / New York Magazine) https://t.co/XXJTdFBWrQ https://t.co/9E17OkzXi6
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Jill Abramson on her lessons in journalism — and management — from editing the New York Times during the great digital disruption.

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On Jan 26, 2019
@mediagazer shared
An excerpt from Jill Abramson's book "Merchants of Truth" on her time as the New York Times' executive editor as digital disruption took off (@jillabramson / New York Magazine) https://t.co/XXJTdFBWrQ https://t.co/9E17OkzXi6
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Lessons in journalism — and management — from editing the New York Times during the great digital disruption.

Jill Abramson on her lessons in journalism — and management — from editing the New York Times during the great digital disruption.

The Future of News: Jill Abramson in Conversation with Brian Stelter

On Jan 24, 2019
@brianstelter shared
RT @FreedomForumIns: Join us 2/13 as @JillAbramson, Former Exec. Editor of @nytimes, talks about her new book, “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News & the Fight for Facts,” w/ @brianstelter, Chief Media Correspondent at @CNN. This event is members only. Consider joining! https://t.co/1Z7TMimavE
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Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, talks about her new book, “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts,” in a conversation moderated by CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter.

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On Jan 24, 2019
@brianstelter shared
RT @FreedomForumIns: Join us 2/13 as @JillAbramson, Former Exec. Editor of @nytimes, talks about her new book, “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News & the Fight for Facts,” w/ @brianstelter, Chief Media Correspondent at @CNN. This event is members only. Consider joining! https://t.co/1Z7TMimavE
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The Future of News: Jill Abramson in Conversation with Brian Stelter

Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, talks about her new book, “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts,” in a conversation moderated by ...

BuzzFeed Plans Layoffs as It Aims to Turn Profit

On Jan 24, 2019
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BuzzFeed Plans 200 Layoffs as It Aims to Turn Profit https://t.co/VHcWiqbom1
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About 15 percent of its work force will be cut, or about 200 employees across the company’s departments, including the news division.

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On Jan 24, 2019
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BuzzFeed Plans 200 Layoffs as It Aims to Turn Profit https://t.co/VHcWiqbom1
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BuzzFeed Plans Layoffs as It Aims to Turn Profit

About 15 percent of its work force will be cut, or about 200 employees across the company’s departments, including the news division.

Advocating a healthy civic life is no journalistic crime

On Jan 3, 2019
@NiemanLab shared
“Journalists will have to stop putting so much of their energy into worrying about finding neat, clean answers to thorny questions about what counts as advocacy." https://t.co/DjUHtIsRwn @Brizzyc #predix2019
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"If we want people to trust us, we need to recognize that objectivity is complex and that instead of prostrating ourselves blindly at its altar, we need to instead look harder at all of the subtle biases we have, how they affect our work, and how we can be more transparent about them."

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On Jan 3, 2019
@NiemanLab shared
“Journalists will have to stop putting so much of their energy into worrying about finding neat, clean answers to thorny questions about what counts as advocacy." https://t.co/DjUHtIsRwn @Brizzyc #predix2019
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Advocating a healthy civic life is no journalistic crime

"If we want people to trust us, we need to recognize that objectivity is complex and that instead of prostrating ourselves blindly at its altar, we need to instead look harder at all of the ...

I Tried to Block Amazon From My Life. It Was Impossible.

On Jan 25, 2019
@sivavaid shared
RT @JamieJBartlett: Gizmodo journalist @kashhill tries to go a week without Amazon, and fails miserably, scarily, absolutely. It’s become so embedded in both daily life & internet infrastructure that it’s impossible. https://t.co/PzsTUBy0EO
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Not even a custom-built VPN could stop Jeff Bezos's behemoth from slipping through the digital cracks.

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On Jan 25, 2019
@sivavaid shared
RT @JamieJBartlett: Gizmodo journalist @kashhill tries to go a week without Amazon, and fails miserably, scarily, absolutely. It’s become so embedded in both daily life & internet infrastructure that it’s impossible. https://t.co/PzsTUBy0EO
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I Tried to Block Amazon From My Life. It Was Impossible.

Not even a custom-built VPN could stop Jeff Bezos's behemoth from slipping through the digital cracks.

A Media Manifesto to Prevent 2020 from Becoming 2016

On Jan 25, 2019
@brianstelter shared
RT @PeterHamby: The debates we're having about the future of political journalism are often too precious and too small. We need to re-think what "news" actually means -- and how it can actually reach people today and in the future. My thoughts: https://t.co/GdbisTC4TZ
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The ultimate bias in journalism is not political. It’s toward controversy, gaffes, and scandal—shiny new things that get ratings and shares and downloads. There’s a rather obvious lesson here for Democrats seeking the White House—and for media elites who are tragically out of touch with ...

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On Jan 25, 2019
@brianstelter shared
RT @PeterHamby: The debates we're having about the future of political journalism are often too precious and too small. We need to re-think what "news" actually means -- and how it can actually reach people today and in the future. My thoughts: https://t.co/GdbisTC4TZ
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A Media Manifesto to Prevent 2020 from Becoming 2016

The ultimate bias in journalism is not political. It’s toward controversy, gaffes, and scandal—shiny new things that get ratings and shares and downloads. There’s a rather obvious lesson ...

The Wired City (2013)

On Jan 24, 2019
@dankennedy_nu shared
@chrislhayes Nonprofit has to play a major role at the local level. Also: https://t.co/H5bQ2f0Uv8 and https://t.co/v6cYxLfrDH
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About Moguls | Reviews | Events | The Wired City | Little People Buy “The Wired City” from Amazon. “Kennedy’s book, ‘The Wired City,’ is a brisk, efficient primer on the (often good) th…

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On Jan 24, 2019
@dankennedy_nu shared
@chrislhayes Nonprofit has to play a major role at the local level. Also: https://t.co/H5bQ2f0Uv8 and https://t.co/v6cYxLfrDH
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The Wired City (2013)

About Moguls | Reviews | Events | The Wired City | Little People Buy “The Wired City” from Amazon. “Kennedy’s book, ‘The Wired City,’ is a brisk, efficient primer on the (often good) th…

Journalism is the conversation. The conversation is journalism.

On Jan 27, 2019
@jeffjarvis shared
RT @jayrosen_nyu: By @jeffjarvis: "Manjoo ends declaring: 'Twitter will ruin us, and we should stop.' No, that attitude of snobbery and willful ignorance of the world around us and moral panic about technology is what will la-la-la the news business into oblivion." https://t.co/BYlUnzjlCB
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I am sorely disappointed in The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo, CNN’s Brian Stelter, and other journalists who these days are announcing to…

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On Jan 27, 2019
@jeffjarvis shared
RT @jayrosen_nyu: By @jeffjarvis: "Manjoo ends declaring: 'Twitter will ruin us, and we should stop.' No, that attitude of snobbery and willful ignorance of the world around us and moral panic about technology is what will la-la-la the news business into oblivion." https://t.co/BYlUnzjlCB
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Journalism is the conversation. The conversation is journalism.

I am sorely disappointed in The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo, CNN’s Brian Stelter, and other journalists who these days are announcing to…

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