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Fight Fire With Phire

The current political cycle is terrible! But I am terrible at not being a news and politics junkie! Since I'm not going to get a break from it, I thought I'd put together this newsletter digest so you don't have to drown in it, too.
posted by Phire on Feb 7, 2017 - 2 comments

Fact-Checking Can Reduce the Spread of Unreliable News. It Can Also Do the Opposite.

Moderators of r/worldnews on reddit worked with me to test an idea: what are the effects of encouraging fact-checking on the response and spread of unreliable news? On average, messages encouraging fact-checking caused a 2x reduction in the reddit score of tabloid submissions, which likely influenced reddit's rankings. [more inside]
posted by honest knave on Feb 1, 2017 - 3 comments

Media/digital literacy, with snarky puppets.

An update on what we've been up to at The Media Show, including an interview with the head of punk label Kill Rock Stars and arguing with a puppet version of Richard Stallman. [more inside]
posted by gusandrews on Aug 16, 2016 - 0 comments

Subcultured. Interesting Articles.

This is an alternative news site built on the read-it-later feeds from a small group of contributors. It's not meant to replace a news site, but instead to highlight longer form stories of interest from a diverse collection of sites. While originally started as a personal project, I think it's developed into something interesting and worth sharing with others.
posted by tumble on Jun 8, 2016 - 0 comments

TwoBillionMiles.com

Refugees and migrants have traveled over two billion miles to seek asylum in Europe this year. Follow the journeys yourself, and make choices along the way, in this interactive video narrative.
posted by takeyourmedicine on Nov 4, 2015 - 0 comments

Translations from Chile

Unofficial translations of articles I find interesting, in either the Chilean press or the related blogosphere. [more inside]
posted by andrewcooke on Aug 16, 2015 - 0 comments

Global Voices - News About Japan

Since September 2014 I have contributed stories about Japan as Global Voices' Japan Editor. I report on what Japanese people are actually saying about the news on Twitter, in blogs, and on 2chan (somewhat similar to Reddit). Often I can find eyewitness accounts (in Japanese) to what's happening in the news, sometimes even scooping Western news outlets. It's all about presenting an authentic, slightly quirky take on current events in Japan.
posted by Nevin on Jan 6, 2015 - 0 comments

Crazy Trick: Is it a clickbait headline or spam mail?

A simple quiz: Guess whether the text is from a subject in my spam folder or a news headline. Or: 21 scandalous true uncensored answers no one wants you to know, but everyone — including your future life partner — is talking about. [more inside]
posted by c95008 on Sep 23, 2014 - 5 comments

Where Is MH370?

After being annoyed with the sheer amount of misinformation being spread by news agencies and social media about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, myself and a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur have been working together on a blog that debunks some of the common myths, factchecks news sources, and answers reader questions. We work on getting as close to the original source as possible and generally try to stay away from "unnamed officials" or "unnamed sources" as much as we can. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 12, 2014 - 2 comments

Intelligent Gamer

I started a new website which focuses on news for the Intelligent Gamer. It's a multi platform gaming news and reviews site that I describe as the Anti-Kotaku. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Mar 26, 2014 - 5 comments

The Brief - A daily briefing of technology news worth caring about

For years I've been disappointed with the quality and substance of technology news. The vast majority of it is far too niche interest (regular updates on AAPL) or marketing disguised as news (new Android tablet everybody!), and much of what's left is just not interesting to the average person interested in technology. The Brief is my answer to that. Every day I collect the news that is actually news and summarise and link to it. [more inside]
posted by nostrich on Nov 3, 2012 - 1 comment

Trending syria news, tweets, videos and images tracker

I've put together some of the software I wrote to help me track the Libyan revolution and have pointed it at everything discussing Syria on twitter. It ranks all the news articles, tweets, videos and images discussing twitter as well as the related hashtags and users with the most influence. You can see the most popular content for the last hour, for the last 24 hour period, or any random day in the last week. [more inside]
posted by mulligan on Jul 14, 2012 - 3 comments

Dakota Death Trip

Done in the style of Michael Lesy's classic project "Wisconsin Death Trip", this website takes tragic, amazing, creepy, or unusual stories from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota newspapers of the early 20th Century and presents one daily, with a vintage picture weekly.
posted by AzraelBrown on Nov 28, 2011 - 2 comments

latakoo: send video fast

latakoo lets you send video fast using a standard Internet connection, and then allows you to manage it using a private web application. When TV news journalists couldn't raise their satellite masts during Hurricane Irene, they used latakoo instead - and when TechCrunch needed to get interview footage back, they did the same.
posted by bwerdmuller on Sep 16, 2011 - 2 comments

Rooftop News — independent, startup video news site

The goal is to cut through the noise of the daily news cycle and provide a breath of fresh, smart and funny air. In video form, mainly. We launched just over a month ago on a very small scale. The plan is to expand production over the next months, both in terms of volume of output and style of material. And hopefully take down a congressman or senator or two, while we’re at it. And make you laugh.
posted by beukeboom on Aug 24, 2011 - 0 comments

Flucking News

This is a news/opinion site with a libertarian left perspective. I've been working on it now for about six months, and there are a lot of features that I still need to flesh out. [more inside]
posted by jwhite1979 on Jul 27, 2011 - 2 comments

Churnalism

Find news articles derived from press releases. Just paste a press release in and see what you get!
posted by Donch on Feb 24, 2011 - 6 comments

signal - quick and easy link blogging

My weekend project was to create a link blog application that would make it easy to share links with my friends through a bookmarklet. It's minimal in terms of features right now and the design is, um, spartan. But, y'know. Ship it. http://www.findsignal.com/jp
posted by jpignata on Aug 15, 2010 - 8 comments

Trivialities.org

This is my personal blog, where I post all my FPP's for posterity and other tidbits I find amusing or distressing. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 25, 2010 - 0 comments

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