Journalism agenda: Report finds “Nearly 25% of Americans admit sharing fake news”…”Digital self-defense for journalists…

Report: Nearly 25% of Americans admit sharing fake news  The Next Web by Bryan Clark   Nearly a quarter of Americans surveyed admitted to sharing fake news. You can interpret this two ways: that’s not as terrible as I first thought; or, three-quarters of Americans are liars (or completely oblivious). Facebook Finally Gets Real About Fighting Fake News … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Livestreaming Is Transforming Activism Around the World…

How Livestreaming Is Transforming Activism Around the World Wired Top Stories by Lexi Pandell In some countries, livestreaming an event can get you thrown in jail. Explore the promise and peril of using your smartphone to fight the power worldwide. Snap’s Spectacles Are the Beginning of a Camera-First Future Wired Top Stories by David Pierce Cameras aren’t … Read more

Journalism agenda: A CIA agent sentenced to 42 months for leaking to NYT…

CIA’s Jeffrey Sterling Sentenced to 42 Months for Leaking to New York Times Journalist – The Intercept firstlook.org – Peter Maass – May 11, 7:53 AM – Alexandria, VA — Jeffrey Sterling, a CIA agent convicted of sharing classified information with a New York Times reporter, was sentenced today to three and a half years … Read more

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