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The Breaking News Consumer's Handbook - On The Media
via Tips for handling breaking news:
"
1. In the immediate aftermath, news outlets will get it wrong.
2. Don't trust anonymous sources.
3. Don't trust stories that cite another news outlet as the source of the information.
4. There's almost never a second shooter.
5. Pay attention to the language the media uses.
* "We are getting reports" ... could mean anything.
* "We are seeking confirmation" ... means they don't have it.
* "[News outlet] has learned" ... means it has a scoop or is going out on a limb.
6. Look for news outlets close to the incident.
7. Compare multiple sources.
8. Big news brings out the fakers. And photoshoppers.
9. Beware reflexive retweeting. Some of this is on you.
"
2013  2010s  news  onthemedia  alex_goldman  list  rule  journalism  fake  how_to  tip  accuracy  anonymous  crisis  breaking_news  from twitter_favs
december 2014 by cluebucket
#10 - One Hundred Songs A Day - On The Media
"This guy has written over 14,000 songs for Spotify, making a tiny bit of money on each one. Last year he made $23,000 "
onthemedia  TLDR  audio  alex_goldman  p.j._vogt  matt_farley  spotify  music  musician  radio  internet  quantity  song  creativity  money  spam  2014  2010s  from twitter_favs
january 2014 by cluebucket
The Failure of 'Failing Schools' Transcript - On The Media
"No Child Left Behind sets up a whole high stakes testing regime and holds schools to various standards, one of which enables politicians, school boards, etc., to declare schools “failing.” But the phrase has been made generic, and the term is, importantly, politicized. Politicians run on the basis of fixing the failing schools."
paul_farhi  onthemedia  interview  radio  education  america  failure  school  no_child_left_behind  teacher  politics  poverty  bias  journalism  2012  2010s  21st_century 
may 2012 by cluebucket
Blurry in Germany Transcript - On The Media
"NIMBY" - not in my backyard

"In a country where hanging out in the park naked is a weekend pastime, Germany has recently made international headlines for its virtual prudishness."
2010  onthemedia  google  germany  privacy  calvinism  nazism  2011  2010s  street  data  blur  home  map  michael_bernstein  whattheinternetknowsaboutyou  internet  lutheran  big_brother  joachim_savelsbrg  james_whitman  alexander_dix  garrett_arung  carolyn_geller  culture  suspicion  rights  21st_century 
february 2012 by cluebucket

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