Jay Rosen

Jay Rosen


I teach journalism and direct the Studio 20 program at NYU, critique the press, try to grasp digital logic. I advise media companies too. Yours, perhaps?

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@carrchr  "Externalities " are costs of production that are not paid by the producer and built into the price but dumped on everyone, or socialized, like a power plant belching smoke into the atmosphere. Outrage that makes the news but leaves us misled can be compared to such externalities.

@ScottNoddin8  @mitchellreportsE  @GStephanopoulosxactly . Symbolic attempts at a handful of lies, followed by culture war dumping on the moderator for trying even that.

How is membership different from subscription? From donation? And from crowdunding? The Membership Guide is here to help you with that. (From and .) @membershippzzle  @lenfestinst 

The employees are liberal. The user base is right wing. The management thinks it can be neutral. The metrics remain strong. This description of Facebook in the summer and fall of 2020 is of a company ready to profit from civic ruin. By @CaseyNewton 

One person newsrooms built upon email newsletters are a prime location where journalism is being reinvented. Why? Because they allow for the relationship between journalists and their public to start over on different terms.

I agree, Rich. That's why I recommended threat-based coverage.

@ClaraJeffery  This is where I am too. Still a member (via @WNYC ) but can't listen any more. Feel infuriated, abandoned by their response to the moment.

This is a surprisingly big part of the problem.

She was hired to fight with the press. Not to spin, not to spar, but to demean and discredit the reporters and thus generate clips that can circulate in the base-o-sphere. When the press shows up to be fought with, it confirms the logic of the appointment.

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Man. When CNN's fact checker @ddale8  gets into his rhythm, he IS the firehose of falsehood. Watch:

Read this headline: A Kenosha Militia Facebook Event Asking Attendees To Bring Weapons Was Reported 455 Times. Moderators Said It Didn’t Violate Any Rules. It remained up. Two people were shot dead. Then it came down. Now for the story:

For me, this is the quote of the year. From 1951.

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The deep grammar is still symmetrical: Biden is doing this, Trump is doing that. As if there's a chessboard between them. This is a distortion. There is one normal candidacy competing against an attempt to trigger a national emergency and crash the system.

It's a pattern. When women reporters challenge him and make it clear that they will keep insisting, his perimeter defenses light up, his systems shut down, and he can't processs what's happening. So he ends the briefing.

The haunting words of Adam Gopnik in the New Yorker, May 20, 2016.

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