There is today one simple action journalists could pursue to improve their credibility, one very simple act. STOP TRYING TO SELL THE IDEA JOURNALISTS ARE SMARTER THAN ANYONE AND EVERYONE ELSE. Just […]
The woman who filled the roll of “fisheries reporter” for Alaska’s largest newspaper for years has retired with an admission of what was obvious to fishery-educated readers a long-time ago: She was […]
Researchers from Yale University went exploring in the Twitter sewer and guess what they found? Voracious Twitterati fed by their fans. Think of the relationship between restaurant waste and the sewer rats […]
The Anchorage Police Department’s sometimes apparently fictitious Facebook feature – What Not To Do Wednesday (WNTDW) – has been shut down apparently due to the efforts of a woman who works for […]
Just trust us
Faith in the American mainstream media has fallen to the lowest point in 20 years on the Edelman Trust Barometer tracking attitudes toward U.S. businesses and institutions, and it takes the Russians […]
What a spooky week for news about news. First comes the Friday announcement that Facebook will launch a new headline-news site to push “deeply-reported and well-sourced” journalism from credible news organizations.
The Guardian – the largest newspaper website in the United Kingdom – has gone all-in on climate change as the philosophical restructuring of traditional media continues. Climate change is so important, the […]
Don’t do it!
What Not To Do Wednesday (#WNTDW) – the Facebook fable of the week from the Anchorage Police Department (APD) – today became its own #WNTDW. Shortly after the day’s #WNTDW popped up […]
The Russians are not to blame for this country’s fake news problem. It’s the damn old folks. “On average, users over 65 shared nearly seven times as many articles from fake news […]
Dog in cuffs
Alaska’s Last Great Race is still a month and a half away, but the Idit-a-craziness has already begun. Detroit Police had the mother-of-all-dog protesters in pawcuffs this week at the North […]