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54 newsrooms, 9 countries, and 9 core ideas: Here’s what two researchers found in a yearlong quest for journalism innovation » Nieman Journalism Lab
The news media most successful at creating and maintaining ties with their readers, users, listeners and viewers will increasingly be media that dare challenge some of the journalist dogmas of the last century: the dogma of arm’s length; the dogma of neutrality; the dogma of objectivity; the belief that journalists have a special ability to find and choose what is important for citizens. And not least: the basic idea, that journalism is primarily about transporting news and information from A to B.
innovation  essay  news  Journalism 
15 hours ago by dmensing
In defence of men | Books & Essays | spiked
Let us stand up, then, for men. Even for masculinity. And for women who aspire to be as autonomous as men have traditionally been. For these people, the majority, do not have the luxury of wallowing in weakness.
masculinity  essay 
yesterday by genome
Steven Pinker’s Ideas About Progress Are Fatally Flawed. These Eight Graphs Show Why. | P2P Foundation
It’s time to reclaim the mantle of “Progress” for progressives. By falsely tethering the concept of progress to free market economics and centrist values, Steven Pinker has tried to appropriate a great idea for which he has no rightful claim.
essay  Philosophy  Pinker 
3 days ago by 1luke2
Nicole Fenton | Interface Writing: Code for Humans
In his essay We Have Always Coded, Tim Maly says:

“It is no coincidence that many women have compared weaving code to instructing a child. With both kids and computers, you must carefully think through what you want them to do, and then carefully phrase your commands.”

From a high level, these are my goals when I’m writing strings:

Be clear.
Be kind.
Be careful.
Be honest.
Focus on the reader’s needs. Think about the implications of what you’re asking for. Be honest about what you’re doing with the data. That’s extremely important.
software  technology  design  writing  code  ****  essay  coding  interface 
3 days ago by gpe
Civil Religion in America by Robert N. Bellah
I can't remember where I got this article. It seems Jordan Peterson like article.
religion  60s  Kennedy  politics  essay 
3 days ago by isthisright
Peterson’s Complaint
on Jordan of Peterson, noting that he sounds like a televangelist: "We cannot continue to take Jordan Peterson seriously as a scholar and still respect the Western philosophical tradition in the morning. Jordan Peterson is a very silly man. He is also a very serious warning about how our intellectual culture has been downgraded. Engaging in any serious political conversation with him can only debase both our conversation and our politics. There is much to be gained, though, by seeing him clearly for what he is: the yammering sidewalk mystic of our age, the canary twittering madly to alert us to the imminent collapse of political coherence, with all that is solid melting into airtime."
essay  2018  philosophy 
5 days ago by mechazoidal

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