May 18, 2017

Vermont becomes latest state to protect journalists' sources

Vermont has become the latest state to enact a law that protects journalists and their sources. Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday signed a new law that creates a legal protection for information given to journalists by confidential sources or for conversations that take ...

Twitter and Bloomberg Media to launch 24-hour streaming news channel

May 2, 2017

Twitter and Bloomberg Media to launch 24-hour streaming news channel

Twitter is launching a 24-hour streaming news channel in partnership with Bloomberg Media in a major expansion of the social media firm’s video operations. The new streaming channel “will combine the vast global editorial and newsgathering capabilities of Bloomberg with the digital power of ...

Apr 5, 2017

eBay founder pledges $100 million for global journalism

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s philanthropic foundation pledged Wednesday to donate $100 million over three years to support “independent media and investigative journalism” worldwide, while tackling “misinformation and hate speech.” Among the first to benefit from the Omidyar Network initiative will be the International Consortium ...

Uncovering the truth in the era of fake news

| Mar 31, 2017

Uncovering the truth in the era of fake news

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About three years ago, Makoto Watanabe, then an investigative reporter at The Asahi Shimbun newspaper, had a “hunch,” based on his experience covering the pharmaceutical industry, that an advertising agency might be paying a major news organization to write stories about certain drugs to ...

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

/ Mar 25, 2017

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

Twitter confirmed Friday it is considering a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools to use the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields. Earlier in the week, the company began conducting a user survey that showed it was looking ...