Readings

Dispatches from the Edge excerpt by Anderson Cooper

The manifold effects of partisan media on viewers’ beliefs and attitudes: A field experiment with Fox News viewers by David E. Broockman and Joshua L. Kalla

“How to Think about Implicit Bias” by Keith Payne, Laura Niemi, John M. Doris

“At Success Academy School” by Kate Taylor

TikTok to Adjust its Algorithm by Liza Lin

How to Write a Sentence by Stanley Fish

Why People Fall for Conspiracy Theories by Rogers and Mithani

What We Lost When Gannett Came To Town – Atlantic

YouTube’s Plot to Silence Conspiracy Theories – Wired

Alden Global Capital, the Hedge Fund Killing Newspapers – The Atlantic  by McKay Coppins

Designed to Deceive- Do These A.I.-Created Fake People Look Real to You? – The New York Times

How Memes Got Weaponized: A Short History | by MIT Technology Review | MIT Technology Review | by Joan Donovan

Help! I’m Stuck in an Information Filter Bubble by Jane Coaston The New York Times by Jane Coaston

Information disorder: ‘The techniques we saw in 2016 have evolved’ by Claire Wardel

Opinion | I Talked to the Cassandra of the Internet Age – The New York Times by Charlie Warzel

Conspiracy Theories in the Age of Information with- Joseph-Uscinski

Out-of-context photos are a powerful low-tech form of misinformation, by Lisa Fazio

Myth Making in New Orleans by Brian Thevenot American Journalism Review

Biden and Big Tech, Facebook, Google, Twitter under tough scrutiny by Jessica Guynn

The Capitol siege was the biggest media spectacle of the Trump era | US Capitol breach | The Guardian

Opinion: Journalism got more dangerous in 2020 — including in the United States – The Washington Post

Alex Gibney on His Deep Dive into Russian Election Meddling by David Alm | GQ

How Conspiracy Theories Are Shaping the 2020 Election | Time by Charlotte Alter

The Prophecies of Q by Adrienne LaFrance

Lack of oversight and transparency leave Amazon employees in the dark on Covid-19, NBCNews.com

At Wall Street Journal, News Staff and Opinion Side Clash – The New York Times, by Edmund Lee

“The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in the Pandemic” by Elliot Aronson and Carol Travis-The Atlantic

How to establish a media diet – Columbia Journalism Review

The Ultimate List of Social Media Definitions You Need to Know in 2020

Online Journalism Terminology

“The Making of the Fox News White House” by Jane Mayer, The New Yorker

Guide to Native Advertising – Columbia Journalism Review

 “How do you use an anonymous source? The mysteries of journalism everyone should know” by Margaret Sullivan,  The Washington Post

 “A Rape on Campus” by Samantha Erdely, Rolling Stone

 CJR Rolling Stones Investigation

 “How Stories Deceive” by Maria Konnikova, The New Yorker

“The Media Must Learn From the Covington Catholic Story”  by Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic

 “‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America” by Eli Saslow,  Washington Post

 “Disinformation’s spread: bots, trolls and all of us” by Kate Starbird, Nature.com

“Why Is It Hard To Refute Misinformation? by Shankar Vedantam, NPR

 “Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds” by Elizabeth Padawer, The New Yorker

“How’d the Cohen Hearing Go? That Depends on Your Filter Bubble” by Issie Laposky”, WIRED

 “The Mind Is a Difference-Seeking Machine with Mahzarin Banaji”,  The On Being Project, NPR

 “Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration at Army’s Top Medical Faculty” by Dana Priest and Anne Hull, Washington Post

 “How to Watch Television News” by Neil Postman chapter 3

“How to Watch Television News” by Neil Postman, chapter  8

 “Guns on Campus” by Kelli Arena, CNN