NiemanLab: The Law & Justice Journalism Project aims to help journalists covering crime and the U.S. legal system

NiemanLab: The Law & Justice Journalism Project aims to help journalists covering crime and the U.S. legal system. “The impact of bad crime reporting is widespread and it can take years to repair broken trust with audiences. That’s why the Law & Justice Journalism Project is launching: to provide journalists with tools, skills, and resources to improve their coverage of crime, public safety, and the United States legal system.”

WCNC: Tweets falsely claim The Atlantic published story about ‘Biden’s negative growth economy’

WCNC: Tweets falsely claim The Atlantic published story about ‘Biden’s negative growth economy’. “Several days after the U.S. Commerce Department reported that the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) had declined for the second quarter in a row, people on Twitter began sharing an image of a headline about the economy under President Joe Biden.”

NiemanLab: YouTube hit Channel 5 News is “reporting for people who don’t watch the news”

NiemanLab: YouTube hit Channel 5 News is “reporting for people who don’t watch the news”. “Since hitting the road in 2019, [Andrew] Callaghan’s work has evolved beyond a parodic presentation of small-town news. He recently reported from Ukraine, interviewing the mayor of Lviv and refugees in the country and across the border in Poland. Much of the money that Channel 5 brings in is spent on operating costs for the traveling production, and the rest is split evenly between Callaghan and two collaborators.”

Wall Street Journal: Facebook Shifts Resources From News to Focus on Creator Economy

Wall Street Journal: Facebook Shifts Resources From News to Focus on Creator Economy. “Meta Platforms Inc.’s Facebook… is reallocating resources from its Facebook News tab and newsletter platform Bulletin, as the company focuses more on the creator economy, senior executive Campbell Brown told employees in a memo.” Gosh, this couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that Facebook is being increasingly forced to share ad revenue with publishers, could it?

Radio Times: BBC Rewind shares thousands of hours of archive content for centenary

Radio Times: BBC Rewind shares thousands of hours of archive content for centenary. “BBC Rewind, which has been established to mark 100 years of the BBC, is now the home of ‘tens of thousands of audio-visual recordings’, reflecting the life and events of the UK throughout the decades, making it the largest release of digital archive content in BBC history. Over 30,000 pieces of uncovered content will be publicly available on the website, with the oldest footage dating back to the 1940s.”

NiemanLab: Lost for words? A new, free resource offers journalists guidance on thorny topics

NiemanLab: Lost for words? A new, free resource offers journalists guidance on thorny topics. “Using funding from Google News Initiative, the project brought together a long list of news leaders to write a style guide with more than 275 entries — including ones for ‘crisis pregnancy center,’ ‘opportunity gap,’ and ‘DREAMer’ — containing detailed definitions, notes on usage, and additional resources.”

Poynter: Opinion | Democracy dies behind a paywall

Poynter: Opinion | Democracy dies behind a paywall. “Big Tech giants like Facebook and Google are gorging on the advertising revenue that once sustained news organizations, so the publications have tightened access to their products to get people to pay for it through subscriptions. While that strategy has helped bolster news organizations’ bottom lines at a time when a healthy free press is sorely needed, it has also had the dangerous side effect of leaving the vast majority of Americans in the dark.”

ReviewGeek: Freevee’s Latest Free Channels Features Cooking, Music, and Nostalgia

ReviewGeek: Freevee’s Latest Free Channels Features Cooking, Music, and Nostalgia. “Freevee, Amazon’s free streaming service formally known as IMDB TV, has always offered free content to watch with ads. But ‘free’ doesn’t mean much without something actually good watch. Now the service is getting ready to add even more, and there’s a little something for everyone.”

Techdirt: Now That Rupert Murdoch Has Convinced Governments To Force Facebook To Pay For News, Facebook No Longer Wants Anything To Do With News

Techdirt: Now That Rupert Murdoch Has Convinced Governments To Force Facebook To Pay For News, Facebook No Longer Wants Anything To Do With News. “This should surprise no one, but Joshua Benton, over at Nieman Lab, has a really fantastically well-reported article about how Facebook basically wants out of the news business entirely. It goes through multiple reasons why this is the case, but a big one is that Rupert Murdoch’s decade-long demands that Facebook and Google simply fork over some cash to news organizations (for sending them traffic) has finally had some modicum of success in Australia, and is now being considered elsewhere around the globe.”

‘I became desperate’: the singer trying to recover her legacy from the ABC (Sydney Morning Herald)

Sydney Morning Herald: ‘I became desperate’: the singer trying to recover her legacy from the ABC. “Marilyn Richardson, one of Australia’s finest ever opera singers, fears a chaotic approach to archiving at the ABC [Australian Broadcasting Corporation]– capped by a recent announcement of archivist staff cuts – could mean some of her historic performances have been lost forever. On one occasion, a family connection helped her track down a forgotten pile of recordings that had been left on a shelf in a locked room in a former ABC building in Adelaide.”