In the past month HK police have broken into the Facebook account of one politician, hung a camera outside another’s house, and tried to phish the login details to Jimmy Lai’s Twitter. @suilee: @paulmozur with a terrifying lede: “To get onto his Facebook account, the police used Tony Chung’s body. @charlesmok: With Hacks and Cameras, Beijing’s Electronic Dragnet Closes on Hong Kong Under a new national security law, the police are targeting the social media accounts of executives, politicians and activists.
Survey: 61% UK respondents say news media has helped explain what they can do in response to the pandemic but 35% say news coverage has made the crisis worse — This is the tenth factsheet of the UK COVID-19 news and information project. @risj_oxford: Most in the UK say news media have helped them respond to #COVID19, but 35% say news coverage has made crisis worse, acc. to our new factsheet, #10 from UK COVID-19 news and info project supported by @NuffieldFound 📱Read here . uk/ …
Newly unsealed emails show Fox News editors scrambled as their Seth Rich story fell apart and was retracted, with a top editor claiming they’d be “vindicated” — A top editor was convinced their conspiracy theory item would be proven right, weeks after it blew up in the network’s face.
Venkat Ananth / @venkatananth: “Facebook is working out deals to pay publishers in several countries to include their content in the News Tab. ” — This should be interesting.
MSNBC and CNN cut away from live coverage of the RNC several times on Monday night to fact-check claims made by speakers; Fox News cut away from some speeches — MSNBC and CNN cut away from live coverage of the Republican National Convention several times on Monday night in order to fact-check claims made by speakers. Michael M.
Craig Newmark / @craignewmark: “When Trump and his allies use this week’s Republican convention to lie about urgent matters of public health and election integrity—and it is a case of when—the networks’ first duty is to immediately correct the record… J.
Oliver Darcy / @oliverdarcy: “When Trump and his allies use this week’s Republican convention to lie about urgent matters of public health and election integrity—and it is a case of when—the networks’ first duty is to immediately correct the record.
Pamela Colloff / @pamelacolloff: “Most true crime focuses on white police officers & detectives, white victims, & white prosecutors working to avenge them—aimed, said @WesleyLowery, ‘at a presumed white audience. ’” An important, and searing, examination of the genre, by @elongreen.
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen / @rasmus_kleis: As Facebook accelerates News tab launch abroad, “as is true in the U. S. , not all participating publishers will necessarily be paid, and publishers that produce more content will likely receive bigger payouts” @sarafischer writes.
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen / @rasmus_kleis: Most in the UK say news media have helped them respond to #COVID19, but 35% say news coverage has made crisis worse. @risj_oxford factsheet out, #10 from UK COVID-19 news and info project supported by @NuffieldFound. Factsheet . uk/ …
Sources: networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN protested to Republican officials after the Trump campaign gave Hannity exclusive access to key RNC sites — Mike Pompeo will shatter tradition tonight as the first sitting secretary of state in at least 75 years to address a national party convention.
But those topics comprised “a remarkably small and declining share” of the stories examined for a new @newmarkjschool report. … @niemanreports: New research from @CCMNewmarkJ reveals media biases and a large — and widening — gap between the topics covered by Spanish-language media in the U. S. and what audiences say they’re interested in, such as immigration, race, healthcare, and the economy) …
Journalists at UK’s Bullivant Media, which owns 11 newspapers and 4 magazines, go on strike over late payments, planned redundancies, and new working practices — Journalists at a local news publisher Bullivant Media have gone on strike in a dispute over pay, new working practices and planned redundancies.
Sources: Trump campaign could spend $1M+ on homepage takeovers of NYT in September, but the paper is yet to accept the ads because of inflammatory language — And how should sales teams take on campaign spending? — This week will be a stress test for a couple aspects of the media business.
Group of journalists led by Maria Bustillos, the editor of Popula, launches Brick House, which will offer subscriptions to nine small publications for $75/year — A group of journalists led by Maria Bustillos is building Brick House, a network of publications with an unusual business model.
NUJ / @nujofficial: “I was almost in rent arrears were it not for taking night shifts in a warehouse to ensure I had money to pay bills, all while reporting the coronavirus crisis for Bullivant Media’s titles. ” said one #NUJ striker …
Grynbaum / @grynbaum: CNN just cut off Trump as he repeated false claims about mail-in voting. @JohnKingCNN: “This is a sad thing to say, but a lot of what you just heard from the president of the United States is wrong, misleading, and outright lies.
Emboldened by Hong Kong’s new security law, police are targeting the social media accounts of media executives, pro-democracy politicians, and activists — Under a new national security law, the police are targeting the social media accounts of executives, politicians and activists.
Facebook says it aims to launch its News tab in multiple countries within the next 6-12 months and is considering the UK, Germany, France, India, and Brazil — Facebook is expediting the launch of its Facebook News tab in countries beyond the U. S. , the company will announce Tuesday.
Runa Sandvik / @runasand: “Think about what it means to have white writers tell the world about crime that, most often, affects Black people—or that white editors get to choose what crime is worth a book, a feature, a podcast. @niemanlab: “Invariably, when the term ‘immigrant’ is used, it’s associated with something negative, such as crime or deportation.
Grynbaum / @grynbaum: Chuck Todd, on MSNBC, says Trump’s speech was “filled with so many made-up problems about mail-in voting that if we were to air just the truthful parts, we probably could only air maybe a sentence – if that much.
Todd Spangler / @xpangler: . @tiktok_us argues Trump’s order falsely invoked national-security concerns as a “pretext for furthering the President’s broader campaign of anti-China rhetoric in the run-up to the U. S.
House / @brickhousecoop: IT’S ALIVE Please read @benyt on The Brick House today in the New York Times: and support us here!!! … @kolatubosun: It’s a plane, it’s a bird, it’s a new media cooperative from the brains behind @popula.
I cannot wait to see how good this is going to be. @cjr: New: @mariabustillos introduces the Brick House, a new media cooperative of nine publishers.
Kenneth Roth / @kenroth: The Chinese Communist Party has long targeted Hong Kong’s universities, which are seen as a center of dissent, but Beijing’s new “national security” law, with its broad, vague prohibitions, is killing academic freedom.
Ian Brown / @1br0wn: HK police “pulled [activist Tony Chung] into a stairwell and pinned his head in front of his phone — an attempt to trigger the facial recognition system.
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: CNN: RNC night one was a “parade of dishonesty… ” WaPo: A “fire hose” of false or misleading claims… …
Grynbaum / @grynbaum: Almost *half* of the RNC’s live TV audience – 45 percent – watched on Fox News last night, Nielsen said. Michael M.
Lis Power / @lispower1: “ON THURSDAY HE MAY APPEAR MORE PRESIDENTIAL” MSNBC correspondent after Trump just spewed lies for nearly an hour: “On Thursday he may appear more presidential.
David Roth / @david_j_roth: Maria is one of the best and smartest people I’ve met on here and the Brick House news co-op is absolutely an idea whose time has come.
John Huey / @johnwhuey: If I’m reading this right, roughly half the people who watched last night’s freak show did so on Fox News, which scored the biggest convention cable audience ever.
I urge the networks NOT to provide multiple hours of prime time television to a litany of lies, slander and false medical statements from Trump & his family. @cjr: New from @Jon_Allsop: When Trump and his allies use the RNC to lie, networks should cut away.
Maria Bustillos / @mariabustillos: She sure is, with about two dozen of the very best people in this business Support cooperative independent media here: …
Fahad Shah / @pzfahad: It is important that we continue innovation and taking risks in the media industry as the traditional revenue models aren’t working.
House / @brickhousecoop: “Journalism isn’t a zero-sum game to be won; it’s a public trust.
Brandon Darby / @brandondarby: Democratic Party supporting news outlets trashed the RNC for political spin but didn’t go as hard on DNC political spin.
Cate Long / @cate_long: The terms “authoritarian” and “fascist” are casually thrown around in America but check this thread for the Chinese variety in Hong Kong.
Matthew Ball / @ballmatthew: Always interesting when folks say the economics for ‘X’ in a subscription “doesn’t work”.
Sara Fischer / @sarafischer: Facebook likely won’t be launching its News Tab in Australia, because of the bitter battle it’s fighting with Australian regulators.
Will Sommer / @willsommer: Fox News editors scrambled as their Seth Rich smear fell apart, according to newly unsealed emails.
GQ announces the launch of The GQ Shop e-commerce store and says revenue from its quarterly subscription service GQ Best Stuff Box is up 162% over 2019 YTD — GQ is looking to deepen its commerce revenue stream with the launch of its new e-commerce store, The GQ Shop, on Tuesday.
Matthew McVickar / @matthewmcvickar: I am very, very excited about the Brick House, a new cooperative publishing platform owned and operated by journalists and supported by readers.
Mark Di Stefano / @markdistef: 🚨: BuzzFeed has sold BuzzFeed Germany to German media company Ippen Digital after putting it up for sale earlier this year.
Daniel Dale / @ddale8: In summary, Trump began the Republican convention by repeating a bunch of his favorite lies.
Shira Stein / @shiramstein: This story is super fascinating and a really important read, especially as the journalism industry is thinking about whose account matters in crime stories.
Don Winslow / @donwinslow: I sincerely hope there is a plan in place for HOW the networks will cover the Republican National convention this week.