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OpenMind Magazine launched just a month ago, with a goal of “tackling science controversies and deceptions.”
Meredith Clark, who has led the News Leaders Association’s diversity survey in recent years, has resigned from the project. “You don’t get to transparency about diversity by relying on people’s goodwill.”
Some student newspaper positions — especially editorial ones — at many liberal arts colleges are unpaid, which perpetuates the continued overrepresentation of upper-middle class, often white, reporters.
“Every phone has a weather app on it. So where do you add value, layer in expertise?”
Journalists Dardo Neubauer and Laura Sánchez Ley are declassifying historical Mexican records and revisiting the stories they tell on social media.
“Tweet less, tweet more thoughtfully, and devote more time to reporting,” says executive editor Dean Baquet. Is that a wise redirection of attention or a mistaken view of reporting circa 2022? (Both, a little.)
“I report on people that are in underserved communities all the time, and I sometimes feel like my journalism and my reporting is inaccessible to the people that I write about.”
Achieving a more transparent and less manipulative online media may well be the defining political battle of the 21st century.
“In 2016, it only took six months for President Duterte to destroy our trust in existing institutions. And I’m not out of the woods. I still have to ask myself, ‘Am I going to jail or not?’ I don’t know.”
From headlines to familiarity with news brands, people generally not tuned into the news use six main cues to decide which stories to trust.