[Me1] We need to do a better job of differentiating between dry fact-checking statements and explaining the context of statements. The former is yes/no, for the most part. The latter is inherently subjective.
[Me2] A study looks at the role the media plays in perceptions of crime using a natural experiment in Italy.
[Me3] Nathan Robinson writes about how social justice media is undermining social justice for clicks and money.
[Me4] Breitbart can run from its endorsements, but it can’t hide. If your sole criteria is hates liberals and mainstream conservatives, you do run the risk of promoting Nazis as they do manage to piss off both.
[Me5] The creator of the concept of Fake News has regrets. It’s almost humorous how quickly this turned into an own goal.
[Me6] The good news is that in the overall “fake news” seems to mostly be preaching to the choir who are actually getting most of their news elsewhere. The bigger danger isn’t crap being made up on Facebook, but the sense of validation some of it gets on closer-to-mainstream outfits like Fox and company.
[Me7] It’s not often you hear reporter complaints about reporter pay being too high. But men’s pay is too higher than women’s pay, apparently.
[Me8] This is not a headline you expect in 2018. So are they going to start hiring reporters again?
[Me9] Eric Garland is on the warpath.