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
Dafna Linzer: Reporting on Trump from the Campaign Trail to the White House. Dafna Linzer, managing editor of politics for NBC News and MSNBC, shared insights about covering the 2016 campaign and the Trump administration.
Combating Fake News: An Agenda for Research and Action. Highlights from a conference hosted by the Shorenstein Center and Northeastern University about how to combat fake news.
News from Faculty, Fellows and Students
The Internet Gave Us Milo. The Internet Can Take Him Away. “If you manipulate and ride the mob into a position of power and authority, you can just as easily be brought down by it,” says Shorenstein Center Director Nicco Mele about Milo Yiannopoulos.
White House press dinner an unseemly lovefest. Renée Loth, fall 2011 fellow, argues that “the dinner is Exhibit A of the too-cozy relationship between political and media elites that has badly undermined journalism’s most precious asset: its credibility.”
What the immigration crackdown means for the undocumented. Judy Woodruff, fall 2005 fellow, leads a conversation about the directives on immigration laid out by the federal Department of Homeland Security this week.
Don’t Be Seduced by ‘Continuous Coverage.’ HKS student and physician Maggie Salinger analyzes how potential Republican healthcare policy replacements stack up against the Affordable Care Act in the Kennedy School Review.
Media Business and the Trump Administration
- Newspapers aim to ride ‘Trump Bump’ to reach readers, advertisers, from Reuters.
- CNN: Donald Trump attacks haven’t hurt the news network, from Associated Press.
- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is on a White House hit list for elimination, from Nieman Lab.
- I Ignored Trump News for a Week. Here’s What I Learned. From The New York Times.
- ‘A natural outgrowth of America electing a reality show president’: Entertainment news outlets wade into politics coverage, from Business Insider.
Facebook and Journalism
- How Mark Zuckerberg could really fix journalism, from Columbia Journalism Review.
- What Facebook Owes to Journalism, from The New York Times.
- The Mark Zuckerberg Manifesto Is a Blueprint for Destroying Journalism, from The Atlantic.
- How Facebook and Google could disrupt the subscription model for news, from Monday Note.
- Facebook Is Trying To Smooth Over Relationships With The Media, from BuzzFeed News.
Challenges and Lessons for Reporters
- It’s been a month since Trump took office. What lessons have journalists learned? From Poynter.
- We Asked People from All over the World How Journalists Should Cover Powerful People Who Lie. Here Is What They Said, from Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
- We Avoid News We Don’t Like. Some Trump-Era Evidence. From The New York Times.
- Has the White House press office’s silence become a weapon in its war on the media? From The Washington Post.
- The recent explosion of right-wing news sites, from Axios.
- In Trump’s Volleys, Echoes of Alex Jones’s Conspiracy Theories, from The New York Times.
- Study: Younger readers got more election news from national newspapers than local ones, from Poynter.
- Ideas worth stealing: These strategies will help journalists earn news consumers’ trust, from Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.
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