Hello and welcome to my Nuzzel newsletter!
(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.)
NatGeo social media head says that the algorithm is not stagnant. Lots of good tips right now about how to cover protests safely and securely. Also, good overview of the misinformation and how not to get swept up in it.
The Washington Post
Elahe Izadi, Paul Farhi
– Jun 1, 3:26 PM
It was Hunter — one of the very few black news reporters at the Detroit Free Press and the only one on that sidewalk — who drew the officer's attention, though he also showed his press badge. “He's with us!” a white…
Mr AndersonRT @rasmus_kleis 'We know this field is dominated by white men. . . . For people to actually believe you're a journalist - even cops last night were saying, 'You're not media.' ' @ElaheIzadi and @farhip on covering the US while being black.
On Twitter and Facebook, hundreds of posts are circulating saying that George Floyd is not actually dead. Conspiracy theorists are baselessly arguing that George Soros, the billionaire investor and Democratic donor, is funding the spreading…
A teenager held her phone steady enough to capture the final moments of George Perry Floyd's life as he apparently suffocated under the weight of a Minneapolis police officer's knee on his neck. The video went viral. What happened next has played…
Mr AndersonRT @mayerjoy: The words you use in protest coverage helps determine how the public perceives them, @danikathleen writes for @NiemanLab.
On April 24, during an internal town hall meeting conducted by phone, a New York Times employee asked a question that was on everyone's mind as they watched the bloodbaths that were occurring at media outlets all over: would the Times, like so many…
Mr AndersonRT @g_piechota 'Higher Churn and a Smaller Audience': The Pandemic Has Exposed the Haves and Have-Nots of Journalism
CEO Zuckerberg said he doesn't want to be ‘arbiter of truth' Twitter has started flagging and obscuring some Trump tweets Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg Senior Facebook Inc. employees took to Twitter over the weekend to express their…
Mr AndersonMT @KurtWagner8: Something big is happening at FB - employees are speaking out against CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to remove Donald Trump's posts glorifying violence In the many years I've covered FB, I've never seen this kind of public criticism
Washington D.C., June 1, 2020– Local and state authorities in the U.S. must stop targeting journalists and media workers covering protests and ensure that the press is exempt from any curfew restrictions, the Committee to Protect Journalists…
Mr AndersonRT @pressfreedom: Striking: At least 125 press freedom violations reported over 3 days of US protests
There is “a danger in pretending that you know” exactly what followers will respond to and engage with, Raab said in the latest episode of The New Normal, Digiday's weekly show. “It is often hard to predict what will go viral.
Mr Anderson“The algorithm is not stagnant,” he said, adding that for a few weeks eight posts will be made in a day and then a few weeks later that number will drop down to four, the goal being to “maximize the percentage of impressions that we’re getting.”
The National Press Club has suspended in-person event operations through June 8 in response the current Coronavirus pandemic. More Info The nation's leading journalism and press freedom organizations today called on law enforcement, mayors and…
Mr Anderson'Over the past 72 hours police have opened fire with rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray, pepper balls and have used nightsticks and shields to attack the working press as never before in this nation. This must stop. '