Journalism agenda: New Pew report states that “Cable news remains a popular way to follow the [American] election, but social media reaches the young…

PewElection1More than 90 percent of American adults followed the 2016 presidential election in some medium or another last week, according to a report released today by the Pew Research Center.

As I waited for the results of the Iowa caucuses to come in last night, I found myself constantly pulling down pages on my phone to refresh them. Heaven forbid that I wait a few minutes to see whether Trump had ticked ahead of Cruz.

Then I saw this tweet:

We end every year here at Nieman Lab with our annual predictions package, and one of the main themes that emerged out of the more than 100 contributions we received looking forward to 2016 was that product management would prove to become even more important this year.

Houston Chronicle Tops Facebook Publications; BuzzFeed Rules Twitter (Report)

The Houston Chronicle was the most effective print publication on Facebook, while Business Insider topped the digital-only list, and the two winners for Twitter were The New York Times and BuzzFeed, respectively.

Those rankings were based on the eValue tool from Engagement Labs, which is made up of engagement, impact and responsiveness metrics.

Engagement Labs elaborated on how it formulates its eValue scores:

Want more election coverage right in your company’s Slack? On Friday, The New York Times rolled out NYT Election Bot, which anyone can add to their Slack channel to receive “live results and updates on the 2016 elections from The New York Times. You can also submit questions to the newsroom by using the command /asknytelection.”

Jeff Bezos doesn’t spend much time in Washington, D.C. or at the offices of his Washington Post, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t mean he isn’t thinking aboutthe newspaper he bought for $250 million in 2013. He regularly meets with editors and executives by conference call and in-person in Seattle, but Bezos said he uses some more personal time to think about the paper.

Screen Shot of the online edition of the Economist article that made derogatory reference to Nigeria's ex-president

Screen Shot of the online edition of the Economist article that made derogatory reference to Nigeria’s ex-president

The rise and fall of a Fox News fraud


Fox News invited bullshitting fraudster Wayne Simmons to appear on its “news” programs over 100 times posing as a CIA operative. Based on his hawkish proclamations, the Pentagon hired Simmons as a shill analyst to propagandize for them. Now that Simmons has been exposed, arrested, and charged with with multiple counts of fraud, he will never appear on Fox News again, but the lies he told on the network will forever be regarded as gospel truth by fear-addicted Fox TV viewers.

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