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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When we use the term, “the big lie” the word “big” has a multitude of meanings. Big as in lots of consequences. Big as in resonates with a troubling history. Big as in poisonous on multiple levels. And this…

@jamesbarnacle89  I don't know about that. Is it predictable that a core group of voters who see Trump as their savior and champion would reject the Trump vaccine success, and turn silent and downcast when he mentions at a rally what a great job he did?

Museum quality 'he said, she said' reporting by the New York Times about the most grave challenge facing the polity at this time. People say stuff. Other people say different stuff. That's where we are. Best we can do. Signed, @nytpolitics 

Three of the most powerful words in journalism: "help us investigate."

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This may be the greatest "if only there were an independent profession charged with checking into things and determining what the truth is..." work of journalism I have ever read. Read it and you'll see what I mean. From the CBC, even. via @RyanTHumphrey 

Why We Are Publishing the Tax Secrets of the .001% by the leadership . Transparency has m @ProPublicany  possible meanings in journalism. This is one. "Why we published..." I wish it were more common. But this is an outstanding example. @mayerjoy 

I want to come back to this article, which is * A good illustration of an awkward infinitive: to "both sides" something. * Proof of 's maxim: a balanced t @NormOrnsteineatment  of an unbalanced phenomenon distorts reality. * A part of Dean Baquet's legacy.

@MHHmeyer  @NormOrnsteinMuseum  quality means a curator might purchase this specimen for the permanent collection because it so clearly shows the identifying characteristics of the species, bothsides.

Read this account and you will see a resemblance in pattern across Sinclair Broadcasting and the "war" against Critical Race Theory. In both cases right wing ideology is organized at the national level, but presents itself as a local issue and local fight.

A venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, is launching (and funding) a new publication that will report on long term tech developments from a POV they call "rational optimism." It's partly a result of frustration with the tech press.

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I agree with Timothy Snyder. This is where it's going, and there is presently nothing on the horizon that would stop it.

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"What Happens When Republicans Simply Refuse to Certify Democratic Wins?" by If you think these @DavidOAtkinsre  distant hypotheticals, you're not paying close enough attention. I know it's hard. But the threat is real.

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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:

The @GOP 's verified account sent this out. That he won in a landslide. Here, I think, the party made official its break with American democracy. Not saying it wasn't apparent before. It was. Just more official now. As ridiculous as Sydney Powell is, this is a sobering moment.

Jake Tapper does a great job here. It's the right mix of news reporting, astonishment and outrage. And it begins with Biden as the man of the hour, not the deposed would-be autocrat, or any of his dead enders. Watch it.

Restating: If I ran a newsoom I would not run his briefings live. I would not send reporters so he can waste our time and use them as hate objects. I would tell them to watch it on CSPAN and report any news that emerges. If he makes a factual claim it has to be verified or no go.

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