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derrick has started yet another project on Twitter: "Almost every Times reader we talked to in our user research going back since I started (3 years) told us they didn’t find video the right medium for learning about the news. That’s a small sample si
Almost every Times reader we talked to in our user research going back since I started (3 years) told us they didn’t find video the right medium for learning about the news. That’s a small sample size and prob more indicative of the Times audience, but it was noticeable.
nyt  journalism  video  pivottovideo  analytics  facebook 
15 hours ago by dirtystylus
The Persistent Myth of Insurmountable Tribalism Will Kill Us All | Hapgood
"I don’t know where our students will be in ten years or what they will believe. I know that views do harden, even over the course of college. But they come to us, right now, wanting to do better at this, feeling guilty that they’re not, overwhelmed by the effort to close that gap. The fact that we don’t take advantage of that desire, that class by class we are letting this urge of students to do better wither on the vine so that they can later be groomed and radicalized by God knows who — that is something we will all come to regret, no matter which tribe we belong to. A massive, massive waste of human desire and potential in the face of looming catastrophe.

The report tells us the students would like to do better. The students in our classes learn to do better, and enjoy doing better. I’m really not sure what we’re waiting for."
journalism  college  2018 
19 hours ago by mechazoidal
JavaScript Beginners - YouTube
Reminder that I made a whole series of 5-minute videos to help students learn JavaScript:
journalism  from twitter_favs
19 hours ago by AramZS
Chris Conroy on Twitter: "If you missed it: today it was confirmed that Facebook massively & knowingly inflated its video-view statistics, which had the DIRECT consequence of 90% of media orgs firing writers in favor of expensive video producers, who
If you missed it: today it was confirmed that Facebook massively & knowingly inflated its video-view statistics, which had the DIRECT consequence of 90% of media orgs firing writers in favor of expensive video producers, who also got fired when it turned out video was worthless
facebook  analytics  video  journalism  pivottovideo 
23 hours ago by dirtystylus
Faced with a daily barrage of news, college students find it hard to tell what’s real and what’s ‘fake news’
Link: https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/10/16/faced-with-a-daily-barrage-of-news-college-students-find-it-hard-to-tell-whats-real-and-whats-fake-news/
College students turn to their peers and online versions of trusted newspapers for news at least twice as often as they do to print publications, TV, or podcasts. Those who get their news on social media turn to Facebook, Snapchat and YouTube more often than Twitter. And nine out of ten college students get their news from at least five different sources in a given week.

With so many different ways to get news, students face a constant surge that makes it difficult for them to distinguish between what’s real and what’s fake, and in some cases, to trust any news at all, according to a new report from one of the largest and most comprehensive studies of youth media engagement.

“Young people have different ways of consuming news than people born even a decade before them,” said John Wihbey, a Northeastern professor and one of the researchers who conducted the study. “Our report suggests that in some ways, we have created for young people an extremely difficult environment of news. We need to figure out ways to guide them so they can navigate it.”


Michael Caulfield: The Persistent Myth of Insurmountable Tribalism Will Kill Us All - https://hapgood.us/2018/10/16/the-persistent-myth-of-insurmountable-tribalism-will-kill-us-all/
New Knight Foundation-supported study out about college students which very much confirms what we see in classrooms. Students:

feel overwhelmed by the “firehose of news”
feel unequipped to sort through that news
want to read and share truthful accounts
believe in journalistic principles of accuracy and verification
but fall back on cynicism as a strategy, believing far more news to be fake or spun than really is
All this is exactly what we see in classrooms. Every class might have one or two hardcore partisans, but the vast majority of students feel OVERWHELMED. They want to do the right thing, but it seems impossibly time-intensive and complex.

What we find in this environment is that some students initially talk like hardcore partisans when looking at prompts, before they have the skills to navigate the overload. But that’s because the alternative to reacting tribally is an investigation they imagine is going to take them an afternoon. Once they have the skills, that tendency slips away. Here’s the sort of answers we’re getting after one week of skills training when a student looks at a story of declining arctic ice from the National Snow & Ice Data Center (an excellent source, BTW):

“This site appears trustworthy. I searched Google news and found it is cited by multiple credible sources including bigger weather news sites. I also used the “Just add Wikipedia” trick as a way to investigate funding and found that it is partially funded by the US through NASA, which shows there are probably experts there.”

“It’s good, they’ve been around forever and are affiliated with other research facilities like University of Colorado.”

—(amalgamation of several student responses to protect student privacy).

We do enough of these in class that we can see they get to this point in less than 60 seconds for many tasks. If the habits hold, when someone tries to pull them slowly into post-truth land, they’ll have a natural resistance. Maybe enough to avoid the first steps down that slippery slope.
ncpin  ncp  Education  DGNI  Media  Journalism  Papers 
yesterday by walt74
Workbench – The data journalism platform of the future
Clean, scrape, and analyze data without coding
Data workspaces for journalists
scraping  data  tool  journalism  tools 
yesterday by simonk
Axios Media Trends - October 16, 2018 - Axios
“A good newspaper shows you how you’re related to people you didn’t know you were related to. It gets you back to your sense of place."
news  newspaper  journalism  research  nsf 
yesterday by craigrosa
Vietnam sentences citizen journalist on second anti-state charge
"On October 12, in a half-day trial, a Vietnamese court in the northern province of Bac Ninh sentenced Duong to five years in prison on anti-state charges of 'abusing democratic freedoms,' a criminal offense under article 331 of the revised 2015 penal code, according to news reports. News reports said Duong was convicted for critical reports he posted on Facebook about local corruption and land disputes. His defense lawyer, Ha Huy Son, told Radio Free Asia that the methods authorities used to collect evidence against Duong were not compliant with local laws and that Duong was innocent of the charges.

'Duong was merely doing his job as a journalist and should be immediately and unconditionally released,' said Shawn Crispin, CPJ's Southeast Asia representative. 'Vietnam's use of arbitrary and vague anti-state laws to jail journalists must stop.'"
otf  vietnam  asia  journalism  speech  foe  SoutheastAsia 
yesterday by dmcdev

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