Reading Twitter updates, the world looks like a pretty dark place …

I don’t use Twitter all that much lately, and I use Facebook even less. My reasons for using each platform less are different, though. I just scanned through my Twitter feed, and I closed the app feeling the world is a pretty dark place at the moment. I’m not sure if that’s more about the […]

The case against Facebook

But Googlers can also make a strong case that Google makes valuable contributions to the information climate. I learn useful, real information via Google every day. And while web search is far from a perfect technology, Google really does usually surface accurate, reliable information on the topics you search for. Facebook’s imperative to maximize engagement, […]

Jews, still trending after 2,000 years

According to the Twitter Trends I am presented with, #Jews and #Israelis are constant fixtures. Surely we have transcended “trending”?

“… the whole stream is just noise”, the state of news media

I agree with Om Malik that news media seems pretty superficial lately, so much so that “the whole stream is just noise”. There is a positive side though.

Portrait photography lesson for Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s dissatisfaction with a photo taken of him at his victory party serves as a valuable portrait photography lesson and a reminder that he may want to be more accommodating when it comes to the press.

Credibility, journalism in the Trump era and other news

The Content Strategist has a news roundup that is worth reading. It is somewhat political. At the same time, it includes a number of articles gathered from various news publications that make for very interesting reading. I am particularly interested in the piece about credibility on Current Affairs: Current Affairs editor Nathan J. Robinson lays […]

Confessions of a police assassin: fine journalism

The Guardian’s piece about the confessions of a police assassin in Manipur is an example of the kind of journalism I hope will survive into the future.

Journalism as a service

One of Jeff Jarvis’ suggestions for creating a more sustainable news publishing industry is to treat journalism as a service, rather than as a commodity content factory. That appeals to me and I hope that is what the future holds.

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