Mistakes in News


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  • CNN Public Editor: how a ratings fixation affects coverage
    For cable outlets including CNN, ratings are a kind of deity. Every day, producers receive viewer numbers. What people have watched previously determines their coverage. If immigration and climate cha… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Looking for a future beyond print in western Iowa
    The Western Iowa Journalism Foundation was formed amid the pandemic to try to address the decline of journalism in the region. The foundation’s goal is to funnel philanthropic aid toward local publica… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Myanmar’s military junta slaughters protesters and press freedom 
    In early February, in the days after Myanmar’s military overthrew the elected government, E. Tammy Kim spoke, for CJR, with Swe Win, the editor of Myanmar Now, a news outlet based in Yangon. Kim first… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Could NFTs help the media, or are they just a sideshow?
    Over the past several months, technology journalists have had to get used to a new concept: the “non-fungible token,” or NFT, a concept that has been lighting up the cryptocurrency world,… (Click on article title to continue reading)
  • Ron DeSantis’s narrative whiplash
    On Sunday, 60 Minutes, on CBS, aired a segment examining “how the wealthy cut the line during Florida’s frenzied vaccine rollout,” and the “corruption allegations clouding” the effort. At one point, r… (Click on article title to continue reading)