General Election 2019: the news media failed profoundly — but not in the way you think Paid Members Public
Reuters Institute research shows that most of what we believe about the general public and politics news is wrong — and that we are profoundly failing to engage them.
Dominic Cummings’ blogpost, direct dialogue and its threat to mainstream political journalism Paid Members Public
The Prime Minster's Chief Special Advisor outlined a new vision for the civil service in a blogpost — and with it, a new way of communicating policy, in way we need to pay attention to.
Boris created EU "fake news" 20 years ago Paid Members Public
Fascinating quote in a New York Times piece on the Brexit-backing British newspapers [https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/world/europe/london-tabloids-brexit.html] (and principally, The Sun): > With little regard for the truth — he was previously fired by The Times of London for making up a quote — Mr. Johnson
How the alt-right media machine stole the "Fake News" tag Paid Members Public
This really is a mark of just how efficient and savvy the media machine around Trump is [https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/its-time-to-retire-the-tainted-term-fake-news/2017/01/06/a5a7516c-d375-11e6-945a-76f69a399dd5_story.html] : > But though the term [Fake News] hasn’t been around long, its meaning already is lost. Faster than you could
The end of presidential access journalism in the US Paid Members Public
The newly-elected Donald Trump seems determined to cut the press out of the equation
Trump: from sideshow to president Paid Members Public
Huffington Post, July 2015 [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-note-about-our-coverage-of-donald-trumps-campaign_us_55a8fc9ce4b0896514d0fd66?section=politics] : > After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won’t report on Trump’s campaign as part of The Huffington Post’s political coverage. Instead, we
The human behind the politician mask Paid Members Public
A touching moment in Rachel Sylvester & Alice Thomson’s interview with Alan Johnson for The Times [http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/we-have-got-to-recapture-the-labour-party-otherwise-its-dead-and-finished-3r30ghb7g?shareToken=9c54c79e70b7b50cc50cdd6643c1e7e0] : > When people ask him how many children he has, he always says four — sometimes even making up a job for Natalie. “It’s quite nice
Why this general election is a great test of news sites' digital evolution Paid Members Public
The advent of fixed term parliaments [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fixed-term_Parliaments_Act_2011] in the UK will make this a particularly interesting general election from a digital journalism point of view. This will be the first election where the newspapers (and others sites – but the newspapers are the