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It looks like Blendle is sort of a bundled news subscription, including sites like The New York Times, Bloomberg, The New Yorker, and others.

They’re in beta (as of September 2019), but it looks like it might run 25¢ per article or something (which might actually be worth it).

news  bundles  nytimes  bloomberg  newyorker  2019  via:chartier 
26 days ago by handcoding
StopTheNews Forces Apple News Links to Open in Safari – MacStories
“Developer Jeff Johnson, the maker of StopTheMadness, has released a free Mac utility called StopTheNews that forces Apple News links to open in Safari instead of the News app.”
macstories  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  news  applenews 
may 2019 by handcoding
Media Bias/Fact Check - Search and Learn the Bias of News Media
“We are the most comprehensive media bias resource on the internet. There are currently 2600+ media sources listed in our database and growing every day. Don’t be fooled by Fake News sources. Use the search feature above (Header) to check the bias of any source. Use name or url.”
news  bias  factchecking  2019 
february 2019 by handcoding
Four Moves – Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers
(These are some pretty great tips for fact-checking things:)
“What people need most when confronted with a claim that may not be 100% true is things they can do to get closer to the truth. They need something I have decided to call ‘moves.’

“Moves accomplish intermediate goals in the fact-checking process.  They are associated with specific tactics. Here are the four moves this guide will hinge on:

“1. Check for previous work: Look around to see if someone else has already fact-checked the claim or provided a synthesis of research.

“2. Go upstream to the source: Go ‘upstream’ to the source of the claim. Most web content is not original. Get to the original source to understand the trustworthiness of the information.

“3. Read laterally: Read laterally. Once you get to the source of a claim, read what other people say about the source (publication, author, etc.). The truth is in the network.

“4. Circle back: If you get lost, hit dead ends, or find yourself going down an increasingly confusing rabbit hole, back up and start over knowing what you know now. You’re likely to take a more informed path with different search terms and better decisions.”
facts  factchecking  2018  news 
november 2018 by handcoding
Samantha Finken on Twitter: "I’m not sure if it’s exactly what you’re looking for, but @PodSaveAmerica is great at doing a deep-dive into today’s political climate, and they can make you laugh and feel hopeful to boot…"
(On recommendations for news podcasts:)
“I’m not sure if it’s exactly what you’re looking for, but @PodSaveAmerica is great at doing a deep-dive into today’s political climate, and they can make you laugh and feel hopeful to boot.”
podcasts  recommendations  HashtagGrammar  2018  news 
july 2018 by handcoding
Clare Fitzgerald on Twitter: "I like @chrislhayes new "Why Is This Happening" podcast although it's a little longer than what you're asking for -- episodes run like 45 minutes or so. But it's usually pretty solid background/context for some hot-button iss
(A recommendation from @EditressClare for a podcast that helps to explain the news:)
“I like @chrislhayes new ‘Why Is This Happening’ podcast although it’s a little longer than what you’re asking for – episodes run like 45 minutes or so. But it’s usually pretty solid background/context for some hot-button issue each week, like immigration law, or MBS/Saudi Arabia”
news  2018  podcasts  EditressClare  recommendations  chrislhayes  twitter 
july 2018 by handcoding
How to use | Ludwig
(This looks to be sort of an app that does not unlike what you do when you search Google News.)
“Ludwig is a smart translator and linguistic search engine which helps you to find the perfect word or sentence to express your ideas.”
language  news  mac  osx  apps  software  2018 
may 2018 by handcoding
laying blame squarely on • English Definition & Examples • Ludwig
This is actually a pretty neat site that lets you search for a given phrase (or groups or words), and it’ll show you examples from news articles where that phrase is used.

(Here, the current search happens to be “laying blame squarely on.”)
editing  news  context  examples  phrases  2017 
november 2017 by handcoding
Solving a Century-Old Typographical Mystery - The Atlantic
"It seemed that many of the newspapers of the era carried such illustrations, with large titles and sometimes simple shapes like hearts and crosses all composed out of type. I know it as ASCII art, but it appeared roughly a hundred years before the personal computer even existed. Of course, before there were computers, there were typewriters, and the first recorded instances of typewriter art date back to at least 1893, but I’d never seen a record of any other ASCII-type art as early as the 1870s. I felt like an archaeologist who picks up an ancient clay urn and finds a modern emoji on it."
ascii  asciiart  news  theatlantic  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
Stories warning of dehydration dangers don’t hold water -
"Human beings are naturally equipped with a system to regulate fluid intake. It’s thirst, and it works pretty well for the vast majority of us. Still, some news organizations are oddly compelled to remind us to drink more water. In the process, they often propagate ideas that aren’t supported by data."
water  health  news  canonical  2017 
april 2017 by handcoding
Google News introduces fact check feature – just in time for US election | Technology | The Guardian
"Launched today, fact check will now appear as a label among news search results alongside other labels such as opinion, local source and highly cited"
google  googlenews  news  2016 
october 2016 by handcoding
News tips reinvented as social media signals – Medium
"We call them “nearby tips,” and you can share them from the Breaking News app with just a couple taps. You don’t have to type anything, take a photo or record a video. Similar to Waze, you just tap a category like police activity, protest or power outage. In just five seconds time, you’re sharing a simple, anonymous observation tied to your location."
tips  news  apps  software  2016 
september 2016 by handcoding
BuzzFeed News wins August Sidney for Exposing the “New American Slavery” of the H2B Visa Program | Hillman Foundation
"BuzzFeed News wins the August Sidney Award for “The New American Slavery,” an exposé of the rampant abuse of guest workers in the H-2 visa program."
buzzfeed  buzzfeednews  2016  news 
august 2016 by handcoding
The 'illegal' index: Which news organizations still use the term 'illegal immigrant'? -- Fusion
"The reason is simple: People who speed aren’t “illegal drivers,” nor are people who fall behind on their taxes “illegal filers.” Even soldiers fighting against the United States without belonging to a formal national army are generally referred to as “unlawful” rather than “illegal” combatants."
immigration  news  journalism 
november 2014 by handcoding
A Whole Lotta Nothing: CNN's always breaking news
"At this point, I can't tell if CNN is really sharing large rare events or if they determined they could use this as a traffic source to their site to increase profits."
alerts  news  cnn  2013  mathowie 
may 2013 by handcoding
We Have A Mobile Site!
"official hashtag for mobile sites that refuse to let you read is #newsicide" (via:
via:anildash  news  mobile  2011 
october 2011 by handcoding
Churnalism | OnePoll (Yeah but)
"Find out how much of the news is copied-and-pasted from a press release - absolute genius" (via:
via:tomscott  news  pressreleases  journalism  2011 
february 2011 by handcoding
Google News Timeline
"Google News Timeline" is pretty much what you think it is -- a calendar of the past couple days with their leading stories.
2009  google  visualization  news  timeline 
april 2009 by handcoding
TimesPeople - The New York Times
"TimesPeople is a new way to discover what other readers find interesting on -- and to make recommendations of your own. With TimesPeople, you can share articles, videos, slideshows, blog posts, reader comments, and ratings and reviews of movies, restaurants and hotels."
news  nytimes  2008 
november 2008 by handcoding
Slow Feed Movement: 7 Tools to Filter the RSS Flood
"How do you cope with all the info that bombards you through your RSS feeds, Twitter and similar services? When you’re young and eager to soak in as much info as you can, you’re happy to be flooded with the stuff. But, it can’t go on forever. So, how do you make sense of it, and filter out the junk?"
rss  filters  news  feeds  2008 
october 2008 by handcoding
NPR: Help NPR Fact-Check Tonight's Debate on Twitter
"Tonight we're going to do a little experiment; we'd like your help in fact-checking this evening's vice presidential debate."
twitter  politics  news  npr  debates  crowdsourcing  2008 
october 2008 by handcoding - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues
"Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues; Facts, news, and thousands of diverse pro and con opinions on controversial topics."
politics  currentevents  news  2008  via:metafilter 
may 2008 by handcoding
The Wall Street Journal's Web site is already (secretly) free - Machinist -
The Wall Street Journal charges for its articles... unless your referer is from Google News or Digg. Voila, free articles (if you know what you're doing).
wsj  news  referer  digg  googlenews  2008 
march 2008 by handcoding
Twitter Fan Wiki / News Services
This page lists many of the news services that offer Twitter feeds.
twitter  news 
february 2008 by handcoding
Podcasts - New York Times
The "Front Page" podcast looks particularly interesting -- "James Barron, a reporter at The New York Times, summarizes the top headlines every weekday morning."
newyorktimes  podcasts  news 
february 2008 by handcoding
Twitter Facts: News feeds on Twitter
This post summarizes many of the various news-alert accounts that may be found on Twitter, including several from the BBC, CNN and New York Times. Most usefully, the tabular data also lists the average number of messages per day on each feed.
twitter  news  alerts  bbc  cnn  newyorktimes 
january 2008 by handcoding
Cool Tool: Consensus Web Filters
"This genre does not have an official name yet, but each of these sites supplies readers with pointers to news items that are ranked by other readers."
links  news 
march 2006 by handcoding
KUTV: Truck Carrying Explosives Detonates On Highway 6
"A tractor-trailer carrying 35,500 pounds of explosives overturned and exploded Wednesday, injuring at least 19 people and leaving a huge crater on U.S. 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon."
explosives  news 
august 2005 by handcoding
Greaseblog: Greasemonkey 0.3b Beta
Greasemonkey is an extension for Firefox which can modify pages on-the-fly. This page talks about 0.3b Beta which works on the Firefox trunk (I think).
firefox  news  greasemonkey 
april 2005 by handcoding

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