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Media & Politics Must Reads, October 2, 2015

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October 1, 2015, 4:41 pm

Our weekly roundup of news found at the intersection of media, politics, policy and technology, from the Shorenstein Center and from around the web.

This Week at the Shorenstein Center

Peter Hamby Discusses News at Snapchat, Social Media on the Campaign Trail. Peter Hamby, Head of News at Snapchat and a political contributor for CNN, discussed how Snapchat creates news stories, how campaigns are using the platform, and the ever-evolving relationship between social media and journalism. Read more and listen to audio.

Gender Stereotypes and Female Political Candidates, from Journalist’s Resource.

News from Our Faculty & Fellows

Fifteen Minutes with Bob Schieffer. The Harvard Crimson interviews Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow Bob Schieffer about the 2016 election, the future of journalism, and more.

Trump’s Tax Plan. Steve Jarding, Lecturer in Public Policy, and former State Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei discuss presidential politics and Trump’s new tax plan on WGBH’s “Greater Boston.”

Next Wave of Migrants Will Be from Ukraine. Diane Frances, editor at large with the National Post in Canada and fall 2005 fellow, writes that Russia’s occupation of 9 percent of Ukraine has already displaced 1.4 million people internally, and without intervention, continuing military incursions will result in the dislocation of millions more.

From around the Web

Top 10 Tips for Getting Public Records, from Poynter.

Generals Sought More Positive Coverage on Head Injuries, Document Shows, from The New York Times.

How the Associated Press is Using Automation to Rethink the Way it Does News. Lou Ferrara, AP’s vice president and managing editor, discusses using automation to improve election returns coverage on Poynter.

Politico Will Be in Every American State Capital – Plus Lots of World Ones – By 2020, from Nieman Lab.

BuzzFeed College Tour to Feature Hillary Clinton, from CNN.

Twitter has a 136-Page Handbook for Politicians and it’s Hilarious, from NPR.

Meet the Man Who Makes Donald Trump Go Viral, from Politico.

The Media’s Trump Conundrum, from Columbia Journalism Review.

Fighting ISIS Online, from MIT Technology Review.

Learning from the Stark Variations across Eurozone Crisis Media Coverage, from openDemocracy.

What Can the UN Do for Press Freedom? from Columbia Journalism Review.

With Money from Knight, the AP Will Create Standards for Data Journalism, from Poynter.

The Shocking Costs of Pursuing Data Journalism – and How Newsrooms Can Afford Them, from International Journalist’s Network.

Harvard’s Internet Monitor Tracks Web Traffic and Outages across the Globe, from betaBoston.

Breaking Down the Millennial Generation: A Typology of Young News Consumers, from American Press Institute.


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