A free weekly religion column is available to Texas Press Association members from Billy Holland Ministries.
Holland is author of the column, Living on Purpose, which appears in more than 150 newspapers across the country.
Through links to studies and reports as well as applications, journalism educators share several concrete tools readers can use to detect fake news.
A critical thinking model is provided to show how using cognitive skills to think through content, analyze and make a decision as to what constitutes a fake story is the best method of detecting fake news.
As of August 2017, 67 percent of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media – with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.
For the first time in the Center’s surveys, more than half (55 percent) of Americans ages 50 or older report getting news on social media sites. That is 10 percentage points higher than the 45 percent who said so in 2016.
Jobs with social skills are paying higher wages as the labor markets respond to automation, a new paper finds.
“Computers are still very poor at simulating human interaction,” writes David Deming of Harvard University. “Human interaction requires a capacity that psychologists call theory of mind — the ability to attribute mental states to others based on their behavior, or more colloquially to ‘put oneself into another’s shoes.’”
Looking at data on employment, wages and types of job tasks over several decades, Deming quantifies the added value of these social skills.
Technology has made it easier than ever for reporters to connect with their sources, whether they’re across the street or halfway around the world. With so many digital recording options, it takes no more than a few clicks and swipes to record an interview with a source. The biggest problem reporters face when it comes to digital interviews, however, is how to deal with all the recorded content once the interview is over. Turning those audio files into useable text isn’t always easy. Transcription is a time-consuming and often costly part of the job.
While the presidential appointment process for a Supreme Court seat draws national attention, few take notice of federal judge appointments. There are hundreds of federal judges and these appointments, too, are for life. Because the judges wield significant power, they are at the core of a president’s legacy.
Federal courts have jurisdiction over a wide variety of crimes and civil disputes outlined in the Constitution and other federal statutes, including election fraud, weapons trafficking and terrorism.
Everyone sells digital. Everyone has similar portfolios. In order to differentiate, you’ll need to go beyond CTRs and CPMs to show clients the value of your newspaper’s services and how you can help them grow their businesses.
Topics covered in this Online Media Campus webinar include how to:
• Simplify digital sales for the customer and your sales team
• Build a client-focused digital recommendation
• Measure the results of digital advertising in a way that matters to your client
• Retain and up-sell current campaigns
Headlines have never been more important for attracting readers online and in print. Best practices, creative planning processes and tips for reporters, editors and designers will be discussed in this Online Media Campus webinar. Students will learn the art and science of writing winning headlines.
The one-hour event is set for 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. Deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 18. Registration fee is $35. For more information or to register, click here.
A webinar scheduled Sept. 20 focuses on how to verify photos and videos that may be fake.
Most fake photos and videos can be checked quite quickly, allowing journalists and researchers to stop the spread of so-called “fake news” before it gets onto their Facebook feeds.