Media Bits and Bytes - Year and Decade End
- The Decade Tech Lost Its Way
- 25 Words Define the Decade
- Having an Amazon Christmas
- Victory: San Diego to Suspend Face Recognition Program
- Algerian Cartoonists’ Online Protest
- Public Radio and Podcasting
- Facebook Will Call Some Media “State Controlled”
- Predictions for 2020
December 15, 2019
New York Times
When the decade began, tech meant promise — cars that could drive themselves, social networks that could take down dictators. It connected us in ways we could barely imagine. But somewhere along the way, the flaws of technology became abundantly clear. What happened?
Swipe right on the influencer words that disrupted the last 10 years.
Not Santa’s workshop: Amazon’s warehouse workers endure holiday season speedup.
By Dave Maass
December 11, 2019
Electronic Frontier Foundation
We just stopped one of the largest, longest running, and most controversial face recognition programs operated by local law enforcement in the United States. A face recognition system used by more than 30 agencies in San Diego County, California will be suspended on Jan. 1, 2020.
After the conviction of one of their own and the election of Abdelmadjid Tebboune as president, press cartoonists in Algeria fear increased repression.
By Eric Nuzum
December 16, 2019
Podcasting, as an industry, is starting to recognize and address some new emerging systemic problems that will become growing concerns over the next few years — problems that public radio has been working on with a decades-long head start. And public radio has a unique opportunity to lead, innovate and win — if it wants to.
By Otillia Steadman and Alex Kantrowitz
December 14, 2019
Government-funded news organizations worried they could be damaged by Facebook’s imminent plan to label content from state-controlled news organizations are furious at a process they say is opaque and irresponsible.
By Anna Bredava
December 15, 2019
We know what the platforms have been testing, how the user base of each platform changes, and which tactics are growing among marketers. And that’s how we draw conclusions. So here are some things that we predict will change in 2020.