Dean Banquet talked to NPR about covering tweets as news, using the word “lie” in a headline about the new president and why he’s not worried about libel suits from Trump.
ProPublica’s podcast “The Breakthrough” interviews two New York Times journalists on how and why they used anonymous sources to break a story on contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence.
Protection of digital data at the U.S. border is a “legal gray area,” with border agents demanding social media account logins and mobile phone passcodes. This NiemenLab article details the steps journalists should take to keep their data secure.
Canadian border agents are demanding to look at foreign travellers’ phones and laptops, just as U.S. agents do. This CBC article examines how travellers can protect their data while crossing the border into Canada.
With journalists losing credibility after the U.S. election, the press must embrace both fundamental principles and revolutionary methods to better serve the public. Tom Rosenstiel outlines seven steps on how to do this in his report for Brookings.
Media critic Jay Rosen gives an outline of the many current threats facing the press, including an economic crisis, the rise of fake and hyper-partisan news sites and the public’s plummeting trust in the value, accuracy and necessity of journalism.