CNET: Google AI helps NYT get a handle on 5 million photo archive

CNET: Google AI helps NYT get a handle on 5 million photo archive. “Google’s computer brains are helping The New York Times turn a historic archive of more than 5 million photos into digital data that’ll appear in the newspaper’s features about history. The newspaper’s ‘morgue’ has 5 million to 7 million photos dating back to the 1870s, including prints and contact sheets showing all the shots on photographers’ rolls of film. The Times is using Google’s technology to convert it into something more useful than its current analog state occupying banks of filing cabinets.”

New York Times: We Asked for Examples of Election Misinformation. You Delivered.

New York Times: We Asked for Examples of Election Misinformation. You Delivered.. “Two months ago, The New York Times asked readers to send in examples of election-related misinformation they saw online. Readers responded. In all, more than 4,000 examples of misinformation were submitted to The Times from social media feeds, text-messaging apps and email accounts.”

Inside Higher Education: Controversy Over an ISIS Archive

Inside Higher Education: Controversy Over an ISIS Archive . “Middle East studies scholars are criticizing a decision by George Washington University to cooperate with The New York Times to create a public online archive of the ‘ISIS files,’ internal Islamic State documents that were removed from Iraq by the newspaper and became the subject of the investigative article ‘The ISIS Files.’ The Middle East Studies Association’s Committee on Academic Freedom previously criticized the newspaper’s decision to remove and publicize the documents, arguing in a letter in May that the Times had no right to remove the documents and that the publication of documents containing personal information risked endangering the safety of individual Iraqis.”

Ars Technica: NYT sues FCC, says it hid evidence of Russia meddling in net neutrality repeal

Ars Technica: NYT sues FCC, says it hid evidence of Russia meddling in net neutrality repeal. “The New York Times has sued the Federal Communications Commission over the agency’s refusal to release records that the Times believes might shed light on Russian interference in the net neutrality repeal proceeding.”

New York Times: If You See Disinformation Ahead of the Midterms, We Want to Hear From You

New York Times: If You See Disinformation Ahead of the Midterms, We Want to Hear From You. “As November’s midterm elections approach, The New York Times is looking for examples of online ads, posts and texts that contain political disinformation or false claims and are being deliberately spread on internet platforms to try to influence local, statewide, and federal elections. Times journalists are hoping to use your tips to advance our reporting. If you see a suspicious post or text, please take a screenshot and upload it with the form below.”

Nieman Lab: With “Your Feed,” The New York Times lets iOS users follow topics and journalists (in a non-overwhelming way)

Nieman Lab: With “Your Feed,” The New York Times lets iOS users follow topics and journalists (in a non-overwhelming way). “The Times publishes around 160 articles a day, and most of those will never be on the homepage of the app or in the section fronts. ‘Your Feed’ is designed to help readers follow content they might miss otherwise. They can select from 24 channels to follow — some organized around section or topic (‘From the Magazine,’ ‘Gender & Society,’ ‘The Mueller Investigation,’ ‘Books of the Week’), others based on specific columnists (Nicholas Kristoff, Farhad Manjoo’s State of the Art column).”