Civil unrest: How a blockchain-based journalism startup bumbled its launch

Enlarge / Civil CEO Matthew Iles, as seen in this promo video. (credit: Freethink / YouTube) In March 2018, Matthew Iles—the head of Civil, an ambitious blockchain-for-journalism startup—stood in a tiny New York conference room with a few colleagues seated around him. Wearing a peach-colored sweater, Iles looked up at a mounted camera to speak […]

Recommended Reading: Access Journalism, Mid-Term Voting, and the Tale of the Fake Saudi Prince

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, some pressing concerns ahead of Tuesday’s elections, along with a jaw-dropping story of con artistry, and a deep dive into the many video iterations […]

RT ESTABLISHES KHALED ALKHATEB MEMORIAL AWARDS FOR BEST JOURNALISM FROM A CONFLICT ZONE

MOSCOW, APRIL 18— RT is now accepting entries for the inaugural international journalism awards that commemorate RT Arabic freelancer Khaled Alkhateb, who was killed while reporting from Syria. Every year, on the anniversary of his death, RT will honor the most outstanding work by journalists reporting from conflict zones. “Our colleague Khaled is a hero. […]

Toxic nothingburger: Cambridge Analytica exposé is dangerous political attack posing as journalism

Seeing Donald Trump’s media and political critics, who for years feted “big data,” suddenly pretend it’s a crime, is hard to stomach. And the feigned outrage is being used as a weapon of establishment control over social media. READ MORE: US Federal Trade Commission to probe Facebook for use of personal data – Bloomberg Before […]

Matthew Keys, now freed from prison, is ready to get back to journalism

Matthew Keys, as seen in March 2018. (credit: Matthew Keys) It’s fairly common to hear that people who come out of prison are more self-reflective than when they went in. The same is true of Matthew Keys—the journalist who was convicted in 2016 on three counts of conspiracy and criminal hacking. He’s now ready to […]

US crackdown on Russian media negates rules of journalism & freedom of speech – Lavrov to RT

HomeWorld News Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 08:55 Get short URL The US crackdown on RT and other Russian media outlets was a major blow for freedom of speech and a denial of the rules of journalism, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an exclusive interview. Speaking to RT on Monday, the top diplomat said […]

True journalism is about facts and evidence… except when it’s about Russian meddling

CNN seems to be the latest major US media outlet to shoot itself in the foot, allowing a desire to report a ‘gotcha’ story about Trump-Russia collusion to trample the actual facts. It thereby joins a respectable pool of journalistic self-injury victims. The news channel’s latest take on Russiagate targeted WikiLeaks, a whistleblower site that […]

The state of video journalism on Ars Technica—and its future

Enlarge / Watch the birdie! (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) Ars Technica will soon be celebrating its 20th birthday—an eternity online. In those two decades, we’ve experimented with different formats of reporting and blogging, with each experiment aimed at better serving our readers. It has been a fun and wild ride: those 20 years have […]

The Great Porg Merchandise Round-Up That Film Journalism Demands

The Ewoks made their play for cutest creatures in the Star Wars galaxy in Return of the Jedi, but Star Wars: The Last Jedi will introduce a new species that gives the ferocious cub-like critters a run for their money. Porgs, the cuddly new penguin-esque creatures that are native to the island of Ahch-To, are the hot new […]

When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism

Chris Hughes was a mythical savior—boyishly innocent, fantastically rich, intellectually curious, unexpectedly humble, and proudly idealistic. My entire career at the New Republic had been spent dreaming of such a benefactor. For years, my colleagues and I had sputtered our way through the internet era, drifting from one ownership group to the next, each eager […]