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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@BobCusack  When you got complaints and had doubts you shifted his work from news to "opinion, " as if that takes care of it. No one is fooled by this review you are announcing now.

@andymstone  @emilybellI  @brianstelterf  @CJR  it was never about impression management, Facebook would not have been so eager to find conservative-leaning fact checkers to head off criticism that the likes of Politifact and the AP were "too liberal. "

A suggestion by @Sulliview  that I endorse: "A moratorium on the reflexive use of the word 'partisan.' Mainstream journalists love that word, because it lets them off the hook: We aren’t taking sides, not us! The country is divided, and we can’t help it."

For more information on the citizen's agenda model, including a guide to get your newsroom started, go to

An unforgettable paragraph. Meaning, I have not been able to get it out of my mind.

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In this @MollyJongFast  article, "Lisa Page Speaks" the actions of Sarah Isgur Flores while she was at DOJ are described in a way that makes CNN's decision to hire her as a journalist (remember that?) even more troubling and bizarre.

"Shining a light on what’s false can even, counterintuitively, make things worse by spreading falsehoods to more people, making those falsehoods seem more plausible to certain audiences." Recommended.

When false assumptions feed routine practices that in turn make things worse, even paralysis is an improvement.

I'm trying to teach myself not to assume there are solutions. We have no warrant for that assumption.

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

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

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Australian journalist visiting the U.S. sees it. "Watching just one press conference from Otay Mesa helped me understand how the process of reporting about this president can mask and normalise his full and alarming incoherence." via @brianstelter 

This clip is justifiably gaining fame as an example of live fact checking and the refusal to grant talking points.

"Facebook’s only Dutch factchecker has quit over the social network’s refusal to allow them to highlight political lies as being false."

The decision not to conduct any serious review of these events in 2016 — and learn from them — will have lasting effects on Times journalism. It already has.

Something has happened to Chuck Todd. I view @MeetThePress  almost every week. Today his tone — I mean his voice itself — was different, as if the gravity of events had sunk in and his patience with denial had run out. Now go to 0:32 in this clip and watch.

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