emily bell

emily bell


Prof at Columbia J School. Director - Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School. Writes for : @CJR @Guardian also co-host @trickypodcast

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I could be a media conference consultant for #Succssion  ...everything from Davos to Social Media Week. Lanyard styling, fleece vests and disappointing tote bags

@rasmus_kleis  Perhaps it rests on what we think of as a free market. All the countries you quote have ownership rules and public media investments that the US market does not. An *entirely* for profit market has delivered some horrible things - including the collapse of local news

@corinne_podger  I think @jayrosen_nyu  gets to the subsidy point perfectly. The most expensive journalism is of most urgent help to those with least. Building a reliable public record relies on consistency not attention. We have to find ways to support non-market friendly journalism

Why Phone Conversations Are Better Than Texting - The Atlantic....by my mother I expect

The newsroom /library coalition has long been a pipe dream of mine - great to see people making it work Colorado City Eyes Solution To Local News Desert: Libraries : NPR

The WeWork car crash IPO is another indictment (as if one were needed) of the corrosive properties of ‘charisma and charm’ ...it’s not that it has zero value but it’s always worth asking of charismatic charming leaders ‘what do they really know ? What do they actually do?’

Online companies need to meet their side of the social contract. Yes they do. Not just in money but in relevant data too

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This interview is embarrassing and irrelevant . Steve Bannon has zero to say of importance on anything and here is a credulous interview on @BBCRadio4 

podcast genres : 1. Men going on about things. 2. Whispery crime 3.Millennials talking over each other 4. Should be 20 minutes shorter

dilemma of the Wolff book for journalism commentators : those who said press should break the rules, not normalize Trump, call it what it is etc., did not anticipate the most effective route to that would be by pulling off the most audacious act of access journalism of all time

Imagining the discussion among the FB comms team ‘Omg - how do we stop this story ?? It spread so quickly! and some of it isn’t even right! people are just sharing it regardless- saying it’s a breach and it’s not!..clicking those angry face emojis ..what can we do? ‘

Every journalist needs to share this. @mariaressa  has been a beacon of energetic reporting in Duterte’s dark world

Oh yes so it is - Facebook is blocking the link to the @AP  story about its hack as potential spam h/t @kateconger 

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Capitalism is the enemy of journalism in many ways: overpayment and greed among the executive and investors, corrupted incentives embedded in tech platforms, a complete absence of sensible alternative funding models , a widespread misunderstanding that profit does not equal value

not again #LondonBridge  . Reminder too about early reports

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