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(Kevin Anderson, managing producer, digital media, @ideastream. Expert in digital transformation with experience as an innovator and leader at the BBC, The Guardian and Gannett.)
Australian media protest press restrictions. Thomson Reuters in hunt for new CEO. Indian columnist decries populist assault on migrants and Muslims. Emily Bell says BBC leadership is in crisis. Worries about disinformation possible in 2020 election.
The New York Times
– Oct 19, 2019, 8:00 AM
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — On the wall of a classroom that is home to the West Orange High School TikTok club, large loopy words are scrawled across a whiteboard: “Wanna be TikTok famous? Join TikTok club.” It's working.
The Financial Times
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Anna Nicolaou and Alex Barker in New York
– Oct 20, 2019, 2:00 PM
Thomson Reuters has begun the search for a chief executive to succeed Jim Smith, who has led the $34bn professional information group since 2012. Four people with knowledge of the succession process said the Canadian company's board had appointed…
Mr AndersonRT @raju .@thomsonreuters has hired @SpencerStuart to manage search for a new chief executive to replace Jim Smith, 60, who has been the CEO for past 7 years.
No dog-whistle distracts the British press quite like the sound of a politician blowing hard on a policy to interfere with the BBC. So it was not a surprise that, as the government headed into a weekend of heavy Brexit weather, the culture…
Mr AndersonRT @krishgm: We care about the BBC because we feel it is ours. My licence fee is a fraction of what I pay in tv and video subscriptions. But this is worth reading by @emilybell on whether the BBC is in crisis at a time of great danger
The Hollywood Reporter
– Oct 17, 2019, 10:34 AM
The overall goal of AB 5, Gonzalez says, is 'we're trying to protect and preserve good jobs, we're trying to create new good jobs and a livable, sustainable wage job.' Indeed, freelancers typically do not enjoy employee benefits like paid leave…
Mr AndersonRT @mediagazer: CA's AB 5 bill author says the law's 35-submission limit for journalists is 'a little arbitrary', as freelancers seek changes before the law takes effect Jan. 1 (@katiekilkenny7 / Hollywood Reporter)
The nation's media companies have redacted their front pages to highlight the constraints on media organisations under strict national security legislation. Major newspapers feature 'censored' front pages to show the impact of government secrecy It…
Mr AndersonRT @mediagazer Major Australian newspapers black out text on their front pages Monday to protest secrecy laws passed over past two years, after raids of journalists in June (@mattdoran91 / ABC)
Mr AndersonMT @digiphile @Facebook @Twitter @Google created dual castes of @verified celebrities, politicians, & media (vs everyone else) while lobbying against campaign finance reforms that would have regulated them. They self-regulate & unevenly enforce policies.
One day in the 1980s, my maternal grandfather was sitting in a park in suburban London. An elderly British man came up to him and wagged a finger in his face. “Why are you here?” the man demanded. “Why are you in my country??
Mr AndersonRT @raju Around the world, there's a battle of storytelling about migrants and Muslims. Populists are winning, writes Suketu Mehta
The New York Times
– Oct 19, 2019, 2:00 AM
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Municipal committee meetings — the tedious minutiae of Ann Arbor's local governance — do not tend to draw a crowd. On a recent afternoon, Katherina Sourine was among only a few in attendance. But Ms. Sourine…
Mr AndersonRT @jcstearns Student journalists are amazing and are doing vital work covering campuses and communities but I have seen this @nytimes piece on Ann Arbor getting dragged by a ton of Michigan folks who debate the key premises.
The New York Times will publish around 250 articles today, but most readers will only see a fraction of them. The majority of our readers access The New York Times online, not on paper, and often using small devices, which means we have a…
Georgetown University's Mo Elleithee, who hosted Mark Zuckerberg's recent speech on 'free expression,' and former Facebook advisor Dipayan Ghosh speak with Brian Stelter about Facebook's misinformation messes. 'What the Russians did is exactly what…
Mr AndersonRT @ghoshd7: Great to join @brianstelter @ReliableSources w/ @MoElleithee today to discuss Facebook's new policy of giving a hall pass to politicians who spread political lies. This situation cannot stand in the long run.