Media Bits and Bytes – April 5, 2022
- Videos That Won a Union at Amazon
- Media Companies Are a Labor Organizing Target
- Taking the Internet Back
- A Long Look At Fox News
- A Peculiar Hire For CBS News
- Muzzling Mass Media
- Oscars: Look Back in Anger
- Women and War Coverage
- NYT Plays “Cancel ‘Cancel’”
- The Ideology of Crypto Hype
By multiple creators
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By Jon Allsop
Columbia Journalism Review
Staffers at Condé Nast announced that they are forming a company-wide union with the NewsGuild of New York, covering more than five hundred staffers across a dozen titles. Staffers at The New Yorker, Wired, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica are not covered as they are unionized already.
The problem with productivity tools is that they tell you how to work. They have structures and systems, specific ideas about design and non-fungible opinions about How People Get Stuff Done. That’s why so many productivity geeks end up using pen and paper: There’s nothing digital that’s nearly as adaptable to the way we work.
By Philip Bump
The Washington Post (possible paywall)
There are four elements outside of Murdoch that make Fox News a uniquely damaging part of the American news landscape: its strength on the political right, the demonstrated way in which it shapes its viewers’ beliefs, its grip on Republican power and the views of its leadership.
The network has hired Trump’s former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, a multimillionaire.
Muzzling Mass Media
Russia By Ilya Yablokov, The Conversation
China By Josh Pao, Asia Times
Kashmir By Nusrat Sidiq, FairPlanet
UK By Sam Greenhill, The Daily Mail
By A. S. Hamrah
The audience on social media engages in Frustration Discourse as they watch loser-winners grapple with their moments of professional glory on live TV, all so ABC can continue to exist in a world that has left it behind. It’s also a world in which actual movies have become marginal, especially during the Oscars.
By Amelia Lester
We have ideas about the role that women play in war. We have ideas about the role that men play. And if we don’t go so far as to really investigate and spend time and have sources ahead of time and have a cadre of women from the country reporting, we’re not going to get the nuance.
By Ari Paul
Over the last few years, journalists’ annoyance at the elevation of reader response in the discourse has evolved into hand-wringing over the future of liberalism. The commentators aren’t just filling our inboxes, they are threatening the Enlightenment and free discourse.
By Rick Wash
Hardcore enthusiasts argue that crypto will get people to trust in technology rather than government, which they see as inherently untrustworthy. This ideology leads people to encourage its use while downplaying its risks.