December 9, 2016
by Christine Stuart | December 9, 2016 1:23am
Disruption and transformation are a bumpy ride. But during these last several months, the transformation of the news industry seems to have been further derailed by a mutation.
The mutants — interloper propaganda sites parading as news — took over the web during the final months of the election and most certainly changed the conditions on the ground for legitimate news organizations. It’s a bigger problem than just trying to figure out a sustainable model to fund good reporting — people are apparently more apt to gravitate to nonsense.
by Sarah Darer Littman | December 9, 2016 11:00am
Anyone who believes that public education is a fundamental cornerstone of our democracy should be extremely concerned by President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint billionaire charter school advocate Betsy DeVos, of Michigan, to the post of Education Secretary.
DeVos, whose family reportedly has “has a long history of supporting anti-gay causes — including donating hundreds of thousands to ‘Focus on the Family’, a conservative Christian organization that supports so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation,” has been quoted comparing her work in education reform to a biblical battleground where she wants to “advance God’s Kingdom.”
by Christine Stuart | December 9, 2016 9:45am
CTNewsJunkie has also launched an experiment with a new radio news partnership with WDRC AM in Hartford, Meriden, Waterbury, and Torrington. Today, Brian Scott-Smith gives you a rundown on the latest news in Connecticut politics.
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by Barth Keck | December 9, 2016 5:30am
By now, you’ve heard the news: The top 20 fake stories received more “shares, reactions, and comments” than the 20 top real news stories in the final months of the presidential campaign.
by Christine Stuart | December 9, 2016 12:47am
December 5, 2016
by Christine Stuart | December 5, 2016 1:21pm
December 2, 2016
by Jack Kramer | December 2, 2016 2:16pm
November 30, 2016
by Jack Kramer | November 30, 2016 12:13pm
November 29, 2016
by Barth Keck | November 29, 2016 11:23pm
“Fake news” is all the rage now. Since Election Day, articles have appeared daily, outlining this latest scourge infecting the nation’s news landscape.
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November 28, 2016
by Christine Stuart | November 28, 2016 6:03pm