#Journalism agenda: “The New York Times tested #blockchain to help you identify faked photos…

Can blockchain save journalism? The Magic 8-Ball’s best answer thus far appears to be “Outlook not so good.” Cryptocurrency hype has receded; an Ethereum token, which would have cost you $1,438 two years ago, can now be had for $166. Changing currency doesn’t seem to change anything fundamental about the news industry’s struggles.

But if it can’t save journalism, can blockchain still be helpful to journalism, in defined, targeted ways? That was the question raised last July by the News Provenance Project — a project of The New York Times’ R&D team in collaboration with IBM Garage.


One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – January 2020

The Prime Minister of Malta will resign this month in connection with a reporter’s murder investigation, and a Uyghur writer remains imprisoned in China.

International Press Institute – Javier Luque – Jan 10

On January 10, journalists across Turkey will mark “Working Journalists Day” to recall the struggle for the rights of journalists and their crucial democratic role in informing the public. The International Press Institute (IPI),

 

Nieman Lab – Denise-Marie Ordway – Jan 10

Our friends at Journalist’s Resource, that’s who. JR is a project of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and they spend their time examining the new academic literature in media, social

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