Thursday, September 14, 2017

Study tip: The death of paper leads to poor note taking?

Some social media fails

Wine pairing column irks readers

Center for Disease Control to employees: Don't talk to news media

WH social media screw-up

Dan Scavino's screw-up

In a 3:30pm tweet, White House social media director Dan Scavino said he was sharing Irma social media intel with President Trump and Vice President Pence on an hourly basis. Then he said: "Here is Miami International Airport. STAY SAFE!!" The video showed water covering the runway. Anyone covering the storm immediately knew this was not a video from MIA. It was illogical. It was actually from Mexico City.

The airport's Twitter account quickly refuted this "fake news." MIA tweeted at Scavino, "This video is not from Miami International Airport." First, he deleted the tweet and pretended like it didn't happen. Later, he posted a correction: "Thank you. It was among 100s of videos/pics I am receiving re: Irma from public. In trying to notify all, I shared - have deleted. Be safe!"

Look, we all make mistakes on social media. But this was a whopper... in the middle of a natural disaster. Newsrooms have social media teams to verify this sort of stuff. Doesn't the U.S. government?

Covering Hurricane Irma

How to verify photos are fake, news is fake

Summer movies and Rotten Tomatoes

Image manipulaton by CBS?

UK PR firm oversteps

Analysis: Facebook taking over the world

Former WH press secretarty on Kimmel

Latest ESPN controversy


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Charlie Hebdo's weekly cover outrages many

Jon Stewart two years ago:

SPJ's Quill magazine cover fallout

From New Mexico

Commentary from the South

An open letter to SPJ

UK's Sky drops Fox News stream

Library use among millennials

Reporting on Hurrican Harvey

Bad interview

Part of the story

Fashion statement, no empathy?

Fake photos and more