Journalism agenda: Turkey’s pro-AKP dailies are so full of shit that they cannot cover an incident that includes explosions, dead and injured citizens

These dailies are an insult to journalism. All of them either downplays or totally ignores the deadly attack at HDP rally in Diyarbakır yesterday.

In journalism news:

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. on March 12, 2014, two apartment buildings in East Harlem exploded when a water main collapsed into a gas line. Eight people were killed and dozens more were injured.

Journalists rushed to the scene to cover the tragedy, but four newsrooms — The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Gothamist, The New York World — had another tool to help them cover the explosions: CityBeat, a program designed to algorithmically search geotagged social media posts to find news stories in New York City. CityBeat was built by researchers at Cornell Tech, Cornell’s applied sciences outpost in New York City, and Rutgers and was being tested by the four outlets at the time.

After its publication on May 19, Tablet writer Yair Rosenberg’s story on theJewish themes in Yale president Peter Salovey’s address to graduating undergrads sat on Tablet’s most popular list for nearly a week.

TV Is Losing Ground to the Internet Where It Really Counts

As more people stream shows, growth in TV ad spending is expected to slow.

A new study by Pew Research has found that Facebook is ‘far and away the most common source for news about government and politics’ among Millennials in the U.S. While not overly surprising, the data does underline, yet again, Facebook’s relevance as a news and ifnormation platform, one that needs to be taken seriously.
Gawker to Vote on Unionizing, Because New Media Is Old Now

Gawker to Vote on Unionizing, Because New Media Is Old Now

Gawker writers are voting to decide if they should unionize. The result could spur tech workers in general to think harder about organizing.

You’ve probably heard by now that Twitter has killed off Politwoops, the Sunlight Foundation’s project to detect when American politicians delete tweets after posting — often a sign that they realize they’ve said something they shouldn’t. Twitter argues that Politwoops is in violation of its developer agreement. (Kudos to J.K. Trotter, who I believe was the first to report on this.) Here’s Twitter’s statement:

Though it seems like there are now a million ways to listen to audio in your car while you’re driving — from satellite radio to streaming through a smartphone — traditional terrestrial radio still dominates in-car listening. But as more new cars are now connected to the Internet, some see an opportunity to reshape how news and information are conveyed.

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