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How to Support Black Journalists

This week, the New York Times chose to publish a deeply problematic and dangerous op-ed by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton in which he advocated for the use of military force against protesters. As so many journalists have noted, the decision to run this piece, without context, without fact-checking Cotton’s many…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Which Transcription Service to Use for Every Job

With audio transcription, you get what you pay for. For a dollar per minute of audio, Rev will give you a well-formatted transcript. For 25 cents a minute (a little lower for large volumes), Trint will give you a transcript riddled with errors, but will help you correct it with a sophisticated editing tool. And […]

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The Best Podcast Episodes of 2018

I have 470 podcast episodes in my queue right now, after some paring down. There’s just too much good stuff to listen to: fiction, chat shows, history lessons, interviews, reported documentaries, weird semi-fiction. Of the hundreds of podcast episodes I listened to this year, these are the 15 that taught or… Read more…

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Facebook Is Not Just Destroying Journalism, It Is Wrecking The Fabric Of Society

The number of digital media outlets completely destroyed in the wake of Facebook’s newsfeed purge earlier this year is unknown. We’ve experienced the devastating effects of their war on journalism at the Banter, and have been brought to our knees after they took roughly 70% of our traffic and ad …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Time Magazine Breaks Precedent by Honoring Jamal Khashoggi as Person of the Year 2018

For its 2018 Person of the Year, Time Magazine has selected a group of journalists who have faced prison time, put themselves at great risk, and, in some cases, given their lives for reporting the truth.  Billed as “The Guardians and the War on Truth,” they include the staff of the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Walls Are Closing In

It wasn’t supposed to be like this, I swear. When these here Intertubes came to prominence, the idea was that information would finally be free; that people would know MORE about this stupid world than they did before, because everyone would have a voice and because anyone, regardless of background, could find an…Read more… Continue […]

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I’m Heather Dietrick, CEO of the Daily Beast, and This Is How I Work

Heather Dietrick used to run this place. Dietrick was the beloved president of Lifehacker’s former parent company, Gawker Media, before leaving in 2017 to join the Daily Beast as CEO. In How I Work’s tradition of interviewing our past and present colleagues, we talked to her about building a career in law and business…Read more… […]

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I’m Pop-Up Magazine Editor Douglas McGray, and This Is How I Work

Douglas McGray’s most famous magazine doesn’t look like a magazine. Pop-Up Magazine, currently on tour, is a live variety show that uses different techniques to tell a story onstage. McGray also runs the California Sunday Magazine (which does look like a magazine), a weekly magazine about California, the American…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Stop Yelling at Sinclair’s Anchors

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing you to scream at his employees. Sinclair Broadcast Group recently forced news anchors at its 173 local TV stations to recite a script full of Trump-friendly talking points about fake news and a biased media. The story blew up last week when Deadspin (one of…Read more… […]

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How to Pitch a Journalist

Journalists, and bloggers who pose as journalists, get a lot of pitches over email. I get about 20 a day, so I’m pretty heavy on the archive button. But if you’re trying to pitch something you’ve worked on, and you’re not a professional publicist, you’re actually at an advantage. Last month, game developer Andrew…Read more… […]

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I’m War Correspondent and Trint Founder Jeff Kofman, and This Is How I Work

Emmy-winning journalist Jeff Kofman has covered some of the world’s biggest news stories for ABC, CBS, and CBC, including the Arab Spring, the Libyan Revolution, the invasion of Iraq, the trapped Chilean miners, and the international war on the drug trade. Now he runs the company behind Trint, an A.I.-based automated…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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