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One open letter draws parallels between the Times’ coverage of trans people and, in earlier decades, its coverage of gay people and HIV/AIDS.
“It’s like [management] is cutting up a car and using the pieces for parts.”
Why do they work? They’re about Boston, not about The Boston Globe.
Transparency is a tricky thing in an industry that runs on a scarcity mindset.
“All of your other piddly recipes are just David in the face of beef stew. It keeps trucking.”
“Because social media policies tend to focus on how posts get perceived rather than how they are written in the first place, enforcement most frequently occurred when the online audience was upset about something.”
Poe lets you use ChatGPT alongside a new rival named Claude — which seems to work better in important ways.
“The magic — because magic can be good or bad — of narrative is that it can counteract your lived experience.”
A dozen years ago, Eric Schmidt forecast the AI pivot that’s playing out this week. And the questions it prompts — around the link economy, fair use, and aggregation — are more real than ever.
“One of the best parts about using the scientific method as a guide is that it moves us beyond the endless debates about whether journalism is ‘fair’ or ‘objective.’ Rather than focus on fairness, it’s better to focus on what you know and what you don’t know.”