Hi, my name is Mathew Ingram. I write about digital media for the Columbia Journalism Review, and this is a newsletter that is made up of links I've either found on Twitter or Facebook, or that have been shared by my social network. Hope you enjoy it!
One of the most pernicious tools that Silicon Valley uses to control the flow of information to the public is decidedly low-tech: briefing reporters “on background.” According to the Associated Press, an on background arrangement with…
The New York Times
– Jul 16, 2019, 8:27 PM
PARIS — The employee monitoring the smoke alarm panel at Notre-Dame cathedral was just three days on the job when the red warning light flashed on the evening of April 15: “Feu.” Fire. It was 6:18 on a Monday, the week before…
A US-sports website that wants to dominate the British football market has made a series of high-profile new signings, including a multi-award-winning Guardian football writer and a BBC reporter with a massive following among London football fan.
The Daily Beast
– Jul 17, 2019, 6:00 PM
High-level staffers at the company that now owns ex-Gawker sites like Jezebel and Deadspin complain their new leader is destroying a famously freewheeling culture. Leaning on editors to be nice to advertisers. Asking for sites to quadruple their…
Washington(CNN) The Democratic National Committee sent a security alert to 2020 presidential campaigns Wednesday afternoon warning them not to use the popular smartphone application FaceApp, CNN has learned. 'This app allows users to perform…