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Archives: December 2017

“Sexual harassment allegations sweeping across the industry are knocking out television and newspaper heavyweights across the globe. There’s been a lot of talk about the need to diversify the workplace, and bring in more female reporters. Going forward, will media organizations practice what they preach and employ more women in their foreign postings?” Amie Ferris-Rotman
“The world has found power in anger and sexual misconduct is not the only act that the whisper network is starting to shout about. The racists will be next. Or maybe the homophobes.” P. Kim Bui
“One of the biggest mistakes the media punditry made about the 2016 election was underestimating the power of racist rhetoric in the campaign. There was a disconnect between what journalists of color were seeing and what white reporters were seeing.” Tanzina Vega
“What concerns me more than the fact that memes and visuals spread misinformation is the idea that the media industry as a whole may be falling behind agents of disinformation when it comes to fluency with the norms and practice of internet culture. This leaves many journalists and audiences vulnerable to new forms of manipulation.” An Xiao Mina
“In way too many stories, the idea that tens of millions of people could lose health insurance amounted to a throwaway line. Those are real people, people like my sister, who will literally die if she can’t afford her medicine.” Mary Meehan
“In 2017, we saw what happens when you affix the venture model atop a journalism business. Enter: the flash sale of Mashable and layoffs at Vocativ.” Jared Newman
“Every post published by a newspaper in its social networks triggers comments that are examples of how Brazilian society is divided and, worse, intolerant. The polarization we saw in 2014 is increasing even more as we enter 2018 — not by chance, yet another year of general elections.” Marcela Donini and Thiago Herdy
“I think that the short-term gains of the infamous “pivot to video” tactic — that it brings in more advertising dollars — will start to plummet as publishers and advertisers realize that this isn’t the content that consumers actually want.” Evie Nagy
“The #metoo movement has come to journalism, but the #onlineabuse conversation will overtake that as journalists worldwide rebel against the 24/7 commodification of their lives.” Michelle Ferrier
“At that moment, we understood the power of stories turned into interactive games. Telling news through games isn’t just a playful way of informing readers — it’s also a way to create added value for publishers.” Mariano Blejman