Views Preview: Spot Fake News? Report It to the Police (If You're In Italy)

Jan 23, 2018

Think you’ve spotted fake news? Feel like you need to report it to someone? In Italy, news consumers are being asked to report fake news to a police agency who will fact check it, and if need be set the record straight. It might limit misinformation, but what effect might it have on freedom of the press?

Daniel Funke, Poynter: “Italians can now report fake news to the police. Here’s why that’s problematic.

Jason Horowitz, New York Times: “Italy, bracing for electoral season of fake news, demands Facebook’s help

Fake News awards

Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune: “Trump’s ‘fake news’ awards win the prize for flops

Paulina Dedaj, Fox News: “President Trump reveals winners of his ‘Fake News’ awards

Matt Flegenheimer & Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times: “Trump hands out ‘Fake News Awards,’ sans the red carpet

Matthew Daly, Associated Press: “Arizona’s GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media

Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian: “Donald Trump faces backlash as he reveals ‘Fake News Awards’ winners

Rachel Stoltzfoos, The Federalist: “The media still hasn’t figured out why they’re losing credibility. Here’s a reminder

Federal government shutdown

Eliana Johnson & Burgess Everett, POLITICO: “How Trump’s TV habits raised the risk of a shutdown

James Warren, Poynter: “Pundits are predicting shutdown Armageddon, but reality is not quite so stark

Cristiano Lima, POLITICO: “A guide to Trump’s Fox News-inspired tweets on showdown

Allison McCartney & Derek Willis, ProPublica: “Reinventing Represent

Carriage Fees for Facebook?

Rupert Murdoch, NewsCorp: “Statement of Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of News Corp, on carriage fee for trusted publishers

A.J. Katz, AdWeek: “Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay publishers a fee for ‘trusted’ news content

Mike Snider, USA Today: “Rupert Murdoch: Facebook should pay media companies for news on social network

Hadas Gold, CNN: “Rupert Murdoch to Facebook: pay up

Rob Golum, Bloomberg: “Murdoch pushes Facebook to pay for news to guarantee quality

Eric Lieberman, The Daily Caller: “Rupert Murdoch: ‘Serious lack of transparency,’ potential ‘political bias’ at Facebook

Merger would hurt media competition

Henry Chu & Stewart Clarke, Variety: “British competition watchdog says Fox takeover of Sky not in public interest

Tom Watson, The Guardian: “Now Theresa May can stand up to Rupert Murdoch. But will she?

Jon Lafayette, Broadcasting & Cable: “Regulator says Fox-Sky deal not in the public interest

Prashant S. Rao, New York Times: “21st Century Fox bid for Sky is provisionally rejected by U.K. regulator

Chris Hughes, Bloomberg: “Rupert Murdoch suffers the friendliest of knock-backs

Mark Di Stefano, BuzzFeed: “Rupert Murdoch’s attempted takeover of Sky has been provisionally blocked

It made HuffPost, now it’s gone

Lydia Polgreen, Huffington Post: “Introducing HuffPost Opinion & HuffPost Personal

Cristiano Lima, POLITICO: “HuffPost shutters unpaid contributor platform”’

Sydney Ember, New York Times: “HuffPost, breaking from its roots, ends unpaid contributions

Don’t just fly over!

Joshua Benton, Columbia Journalism Review: “Media companies should open up an HQ2

Kyle Pope, Columbia Journalism Review: “It’s time to rethink how we cover Trump

Leadership at the Los Angeles Times

The Newsguild: “L.A. Times workers vote overwhelmingly for union

James Rufus Koren, Los Angeles Times: “Los Angeles Times journalists vote 248-44 to unionize

Lydia O’Connor, Huffington Post: “The Los Angeles Times votes to unionize

Tom Kludt, CNN: “Los Angeles Times employees vote to form union

Sarah Rabil & Benjamin Mullin, Wall Street Journal: “Los Angeles Times publisher Ross Levinsohn to go on unpaid leave of absence

Meg James, Los Angeles Times: “L.A. Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn to take unpaid leave of absence

Ricardo Lopez, Variety: “L.A. Times publisher placed on unpaid leave amid sexual harassment investigation

Associated Press: “LA Times CEO Ross Levinsohn under investigation after report of ‘frat house’ behavior

David Folkenflik, NPR: “Accusations of ‘frat house’ behavior trail ‘LA Times’ publisher’s career

Benjamin Mullin, Wall Street Journal: “Tronc and Axios are in talks for a news partnership

James Warren, Poynter: “Coast to coast Mr. Fix-It: Jim Kirk to oversee New York Daily News newsroom

The new ‘stage’ parent

Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic: “Raising a social-media star