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What is happening to TV? If AI made TV: I asked Dreamstudio for an old TV set with Shakespeare in a sitcom TV has had more supposed golden ages than the...

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The story media miss: themselves — BuzzMachine

Media are not merely observers in the story of democracy’s demise; they are players. Media require coverage. Who will cover media? Not media. Then no one....

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How harmful is it? — BuzzMachine

As the UK gets ready to regulate harmful (including legal but harmful) speech online, the appointed regulator, Ofcom, released its...

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Toward a journalistic ethic of citation — BuzzMachine

After The New York Times published its extensive report on the history of Haiti’s impoverishment at the hands of its overthrown colonial overlords, a...

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Concede defeat to bad speech — BuzzMachine

What if we concede that the battle against “bad speech” is lost? Disinformation and lies will exist no matter what we do. Those who want such speech will...

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Where is our moral line in Ukraine? — BuzzMachine

https://twitter.com/pollari_tapani/status/1500063181569466370 A thread I posted on Twitter, asking questions: It is likely a mistake to think aloud here...

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Who's breaking the news? — BuzzMachine

This will not make some people happy. Here is a statement I submitted to my senator, Cory Booker, as a member of a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on...

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The journalism of expectations — BuzzMachine

Beside journalism’s addiction to prediction lies another comorbidity: its presumption to set expectations. Of course, we are well familiar with this...

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Web .0000012 — BuzzMachine

I’ve been thinking about Matt Mullenweg’s response to Brian Armstrong’s response to Moxie Marlinspike’s excellent post about Web 3. I have some responses...

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Scorched Earth — BuzzMachine

I just gave a talk in Germany where a prominent editor charged me with being a doomsayer. No, I said, I’m an optimist … in the long run. In the meantime,...