The News: A User's Manual by Alain de Botton.... the ultimate guide for our frenzied era, certain to bring calm, understanding and a measure of sanity to our daily (perhaps even hourly) interactions with the news machine.
How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism
How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism - Facebook uses mathematical formulas to predict what its users might want to read on the site, from which, a study says, about 30% of adults in America get their news.
The Mutual Dependence of Donald Trump and the News Media
The Mutual Dependence of Donald Trump and the News Media - While Mr. Trump’s presidential bid benefits from constant coverage, that coverage is also a lifeline to news outlets as they jockey for survival. There is always a mutually beneficial relationship between candidates & news organizations during presidential years. But in my lifetime it’s never seemed so focused on a single candidacy. And the financial stakes have never been so intertwined with the journalistic & political stakes...
“Perilously close to propaganda”: How Fox News shilled for Iraq War, and Jon Stewart returned sanity
“Perilously close to propaganda”: How Fox News shilled for Iraq War, & Jon Stewart returned sanity - "Fox Effect" pushed American media to get in line & back the Iraq War. Only 2 comedy shows had guts to resist. The Bush administration settled on a more open & seemingly transparent approach, turning “Operation Iraqi Freedom” into an extravagant & compelling reality TV show. Instead of the usual bare & colorless room where military officials issued briefings to reporters & TV cameras, they…