Nieman Lab: The Daily Digest

News outlets post way more pictures of men than women to Facebook

Also, men’s faces actually take up more space in the pictures. By Christine Schmidt.

Elections in India and the EU mean a flood of homegrown fake news

“More than a quarter of the content shared by the Bharatiya Janata Party and a fifth of the content shared by the Indian National Congress is junk news.” By Laura Hazard Owen.
The Wall Street Journal / Jeffrey Trachtenberg
How to navigate a collapsing business: Magazine giant Meredith axes nostalgia →
“Mr. Harty, the CEO, told an investor conference earlier this year that the company outperformed its key rivals in recent years, citing ‘our philosophy of focusing on women and not news-generated content.'”
Queens Daily Eagle / David Brand
NYC mayor Bill De Blasio says city agencies must spend at least 50% of their ad budgets on local and ethnic news outlets →
“Community and ethnic media outlets are critical for delivering news across the city. This executive order will help us reach more New Yorkers, ensuring that more people can benefit from all the city has to offer.”
CBC / Peter Zimonjic and Kathleen Harris
Canada’s federal government names organizations that will help spend a $660 million journalism fund →
“The eight associations that have been asked to select a representative to sit on the independent panel by the middle of June are: News Media Canada, the Association de la presse francophone, the Quebec Community Newspaper Association, the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec, Unifor and the Fédération nationale des communications.”
USA TODAY / Todd Gitlin
Cloudy with a chance of carbon dioxide: A case for weather news you can use →
“This news is not so hard to deliver, because various dimensions of world-transforming physics and chemistry are readily conveyed. A crucial measure is the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at any given time.”
Vanity Fair / Joe Pompeo
The New York Times has become a “book-deal factory” →
“The Company reserves the right to deny a book leave request for any reason. Our journalistic needs must come first,” executive editor Dean Baquet and assistant managing editor Carolyn Ryan wrote in a memo earlier this month.
Digiday / Jessica Davies
How publishers have handled GDPR, one year in →
“A lot of people thought last May was the time it would hit, but really that was just the start. We’re not even 20% of the way through what GDPR means for the industry. There is a long way to go.”
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Walter E. Hussman, Jr.
“We need all of our subscribers to embrace the iPad replica newspaper experience” →
“The Blytheville experiment was successful with over 70% of our subscribers converting to the iPad. We did a survey later, and we found most subscribers were reading it as frequently as the print edition. Most said they found it hard to believe, but they actually liked the newspaper better on an iPad.”
The Kansas Leadership Center Journal / Joel Mathis
A local look at the dwindling of newspapers in Kansas →
“If you believe that your community’s needs are not being adequately met, then residents need to find and support people who are willing to provide coverage. It might take the invention of new approaches and even organizations. In Johnson County, for instance, the husband-and-wife team of Jay Senter and Julia Westhoff publish the online-only Shawnee Mission Post, supported by paid subscriptions, which has filled a void in suburban news coverage.”
International News Media Association
Dean Baquet on covering Trump tweets and the decline of local news →
“The greatest crisis in American journalism is the death of local news. … I don’t know what the answer is. Their economic model is gone. I think most local newspapers in America are going to die in the next five years, except for the ones that have been bought by a local billionaire.”
Digiday / Max Willens
How The Guardian is looking to boost reader donations in the U.S. →
“While The Guardian U.S. accounts for 30% of the publisher’s worldwide audience, those readers have made more than 50% of the individual donations The Guardian has received in the past year, said Evelyn Webster, Guardian U.S. CEO.”
Via Fuego: What the future-of-news crowd is talking about today around the web
Nick Diakopoulos on Twitter
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Examples of the types of automatically generated stories available on the Bloomberg terminal. #MachinesMedia19
David S. Joachim on Twitter
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SCOOP 👇 https://t.co/1UTkRTeoby is developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotions. The wrist-worn gadget is described as a health and wellness product in internal documents reviewed by Bloomberg https://t.co/3XvKE5AvLe @mattmday @business
New report says tech platforms ‘blackmailed’ EU policy experts
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In January 2018, alarmed by the spread of misinformation around Britain's "Brexit" referendum and the aftermath of Russian trolling on Facebook during the 2016 US election, the European Union convened a "high-level" working group filled with experts from media and academia-as well as representatives from Google, Facebook, and Twitter-to look at the scope of the [...]
Esquire – Men’s Fashion, Cocktails, Politics, Interviews, and Women
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Esquire is your destination for the latest news headlines, political developments, celebrity interviews, mens fashion advice, and food & drink recipes.
A Pathway Paved By Pain
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Women who end up in jail often have something in common - they were victims of violence prior to their arrest. In most cases, according to experts, the crimes they committed were directly linked to their survival.
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