NiemanLab: The press adopts a new level of transparency around images. “The press has often been light on contextual information and details about the images they use. Typically, publications only provide the reader with a tiny gray caption, perhaps with a name and maybe some context related to its use or production method or where it was found, such as ‘illustration,’ ‘archival photo,’ ‘photo,’ or ‘social media.’ … A newfound level of transparency around images could be vital in educating the press and the public about images and their credibility.”
404 Media: Reuters Takes Down Blockbuster Hacker-for-Hire Investigation After Indian Court Order. “Reuters has ‘temporarily’ taken down a blockbuster investigation into a specific Indian hacker-for-hire operation after facing a court order issued on Monday, according to an editor’s note now published on Reuters’ site in place of the article. There is no indication that the article contained errors or otherwise incorrect information, and the editor’s note states ‘Reuters stands by its reporting and plans to appeal the decision.’”
Indiana University: Indiana Broadcast History Archive preserves the stories of the storytellers. “For residents of Indiana, names like Howard Caldwell, Ken Beckley, Barbara Boyd and Anne Ryder may ring a bell. They are among the many local broadcasters Hoosiers have welcomed into their living rooms over the years to deliver the day’s news from the warm glow of a television. At Indiana University Bloomington, a professor and an archivist teamed up to preserve Indiana’s history as told by the familiar faces and voices of local radio and television broadcasters.”
How to cover academic research fraud and errors: 4 big takeaways from our webinar (The Journalist’s Resource)
The Journalist’s Resource: How to cover academic research fraud and errors: 4 big takeaways from our webinar. “Although retractions represent a tiny fraction of all academic papers published each year, bad research can have tremendous impacts…. On Nov. 30, The Journalist’s Resource hosted a free webinar to help journalists find and report on problematic research. Three experts who have covered research misconduct or have hands-on experience monitoring or detecting it offered a variety of tips and insights.”
The Marshall Project: The Marshall Project Partners With DocumentCloud for Upgraded Klaxon Site-Monitoring Tool
The Marshall Project: The Marshall Project Partners With DocumentCloud for Upgraded Klaxon Site-Monitoring Tool. “Klaxon Cloud allows reporters, editors and other researchers to monitor scores of websites, including data-heavy government and corporate sites, for newsworthy changes…. Klaxon has always been free and open-source, but thus far has required each newsroom to set up, configure and maintain its own server. To help broaden who can take advantage of this powerful tool, The Marshall Project and MuckRock collaborated to create Klaxon Cloud, a modified version of Klaxon that is incorporated into DocumentCloud.” If you’re currently looking for a page change monitor and you can’t use this for whatever reason, I highly recommend ChangeDetection.io. Tons of features and monitors up to 5,000 URLs for $8.99, which is a steal. I’ve been a happy, full-paying customer since February 2023 and receive no remuneration whatever for this recommendation.
Bleeping Computer: Bloomberg Crypto X account snafu leads to Discord phishing attack. “The official Twitter account for Bloomberg Crypto was used earlier today to redirect users to a deceptive website that stole Discord credentials in a phishing attack. As first spotted by crypto fraud investigator ZachXBT, the profile contained a link to a Telegram channel with 14,000 members, further pushing visitors to join a fake Bloomberg Discord server with 33,968 members.”
Wyoming State Library: Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection Adds Five Titles. “The Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection has added five prison newspapers to its database. Titles include Best Scene, J-A-B-S, Wyoming State Honor Farm, Wyoming Pen, and The New Approach. These newspapers span from 1915 to 1992 and give insight into the daily lives of those in the prison system.”
Poynter: This year’s United Facts of America will feature top-flight voices on elections, AI, vaccines
Poynter: This year’s United Facts of America will feature top-flight voices on elections, AI, vaccines. “The three-day virtual festival of fact-checking, running Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, will cover the Republican presidential field, GOP front-runner and former President Donald Trump’s trials, Israel-Hamas war misinformation and Spanish fact-checking. The event coincides with big political events, including the Nov. 7 general election in Kentucky and the Nov. 8 Republican presidential primary debate in Miami, which NBC and Rumble will broadcast and PolitiFact will cover.” The event is free.