By Journalism + Design
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Disentangling journalism’s messiest problems. Heather Chaplin and Emily Bell tap the biggest brains in the business and beyond to tease out where we go from here. From the Journalism and Design program at The New School.
||CleanWhat’s in the Sinclair Broadcasting box?||Answer: A perverted sex act in a company-owned Mercedes, and a shriveled local media ecosystem.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPropaganda and pink hair||Heather Chaplin and Emily Bell talk to Jason Stanley about misinformation, conspiracy theories, and how journalism can survive in systems flooded with propaganda, with tips on tackling fake news from Ida B Wells and Frederick Douglass. And Emily gives..||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon't read the comments||… Or maybe yes, read the comments. Either way, someone ought to? In today’s super-sized large scale conversations over platforms with billions of users, the work of sifting through, in the words of guest Sarah L Roberts, the “grossness of...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFacebook is broken. Should we hop on the Blockchain?||Facebook’s 35 mentions in the 37-page indictment of 13 Russian nationals solidified the social network’s position at the center of our current political and cultural conundrum. In this episode, Heather Chaplin and Emily Bell retrace the steps...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Attentional Serfdom"||What attention-demanding devices and apps are doing to journalism, who's responsible, and how can news compete with the persuasive technologies dominating the "attention economy".||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: Tricky. A show about the shape of the future of journalism||Thought experiments and dangerous explorations that confront and spark conversation around the knottiest problems in journalism.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Incisive, relevant and funny
Emily and Heather cut right to the nexus of the topic, and speak with the leading scholars and voices in the first episode on tech addiction, the attention economy, and it's impact on journalism.
I did my honors thesis on this topic and they got right to the heart of the problems, and possible solutions.
As an added bonus, their voices are pleasant to the ears, and they have just the right amount of wry humor, making this entertaining and an easy listen
A great show about technology and the media
I have to declare an interest: I am married to someone on this show. But that doesn't affect my entirely impartial opinion that this is a great listen. A lively and smart discussion with some of the world's top thinkers on technology, media, and what they are doing to our lives. Really thought-provoking stuff. I will never look at my phone in quite the same way again.
Eye-opening and entertaining
It's a rare treat to find a podcast that is simultaneously hilarious and educational, but Heather and Emily nail it in each of these fast-paced episodes. Media, tech, and politics are so entwined in this moment and I turn to these two (and their brilliant guests) to help make sense of each of these individual components and their intersections. Tricky is timely and essential.