< PRE-DRAFT+ >
To supersede as-is "journalism" and "media",
to create "postmedia".
Existing comradely media: pad.land/left-media !
Table of Contents
* new representation systems, beyond texts
→ 🔗representation.systems !
* fixing "news values": non-whimsical curation/editorial
"[19:49, 4/18/2017] Do you have an actual predictable, scoring mechanism for what is news and what is not? "
* Why is that one mental dude who killed 3 guys in random Western metropolis top news now?
* How is Trump fetishism in "left-liberal" media constructive?
* (<m) "yeah obv everything is published gauging impact plus that's how we have categies ie when to move the article from local to national to world news"
* to measure 'virality', 'popularity', 'leg change'
* #media → #antimedia → #indymedia → #postmedia
In the early 2000s, the Indymedia network extended rapidly across the globe. Volunteer-run centers were set up all using the same software (which had been developed in Sydney), so the websites all shared a format which included an open publishing newswire and use of columns
* [...] ###
* beyond singular "stories" about "events"
Beyond "hic et nunc" journalism.
mediji linearnega narativa in "prispevkov", tako dailies kot magazini, so ostanek pred-enciklopedijskega obrata
znanje nekako kaplja in se potem v posamezniku staplja skupi v nekakšne celote skozi prispevke
celovit preobrat v kulturni-naravi bo preobrat strukture razmišljanja oz znanja, to pa medijske oblike
ne bi smelo bit možno "spraševat" detajlov in na njih odgovarjat
- Frequency: Events that occur suddenly and fit well with the news organization's schedule are more likely to be reported than those that occur gradually or at inconvenient times of day or night. Long-term trends are not likely to receive much coverage.
Follow transitions (durational change shifts, that also are actionable):
* engaged media work; media as organizing
per nieman "more than just fact checking" article
interviews & reporting, to accomplish PURPOSES
In addition to just "reporting", have clear (ofc collaborative) strategies, and pursue them
* rethink current journalism practices & participation
* daily news?
* comment sections?
* citizen media
* collaborative curation
* new forms of journalism
Follow a methodology, form methodologies.
"Form new media".
* federation of other sites, authors, etc
Beyond "authorship" of news
* accouting for finite attention
Attention / capacity to process information, is finite.
* Certain things must be known
* But so due to finite attention:
If you know/follow others, you will not know these
* The question is therefore not "what is important"
(***THERE ARE NO ABSOLUTES IN #TOTALIST #EPISTEMOLOGY, ONLY RELATIVES (TO OTHER COUNTS)***)
* ... but:
"What is LESS IMPORTANT THAT OTHER STUFF, so, needs to be not-known"
* ... combined with some advanced mitigation strategies, like:
* SPREADING MATERIAL BETWEEN PEOPLE (WHO DUE TO SOME FORM OF PROXIMITY CAN STUDY AND ACT TOGETHER)"
herein ties to 🔗sylabbi
also to "liquid democracy", or even the justification for representation of any kind
This seems like an uncommon approach to procurring information.
It is not replaced by:
neither "newsfeeds" or "walls"
nor "syndication"/aggregation (a la mastodon)
they do not recognize the finity of attention.
* for this to really work, information procurring has to be centralized:
it wouldn't work, and doesn't make sense (as happens so often now especially to left-readers), to pick the same news from 10 different sources
(another #totalist point)
* news pulse
* "breaking news" on TV, etc
* "pulsating dot" on guardian
live news + "seconds ago"
* "current event"
no left media was found to offer this kind of indicator.
this could be implemented quite easily as an in-house indicator saying, for example:
A) yes, we have somebody on the subject that will change this in the next few hours
B) somebody is currently writing an update to this
C) this is a topic that resonates with our viwers (automatic via social media indicators)
D) [...] ###
* do news *really* need to do this, or is it just commerical TV / cable news that pushed for "constant news" psychodrama?
* ... yes, maybe for some key events
* "now everything become breaking" ... (but that's also not true, again, "editor call")
develop new pulse-taking and pulse-making for news
a) "push live news as they develop"
b) community-pulse (auto via secondary responses on soc media etc)
<-------------------------- (new) TOPICS ↑↑↑
*** LISTS & INFO
Most read news
Fact check & Media watch
Bias analysis, Leanings, Ownership & Corporate entaglement, etc
* https://www.sourcewatch.org/ (ex Disinfopedia):
* "The wiki is a project of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) think tank, which also runs PRWatch"
* https://www.prwatch.org/ :
another CMD project
* https://rationalwiki.org/ :
has considerable anti-right / anti-fake entries
* hmmmmmmmm? wikispooks:
* has a Firefox plugin
* criteria : https://www.newsguardtech.com/ratings/rating-process-criteria/
* https://www.poynter.org/ :
* Freedom House:
"""na kar so v zadnjih letih večkrat opozorile mednarodne organizacije (Freedom House, Helsinški monitor, Evropski parlament …)."""
* https://www.allsides.com/media-bias/media-bias-ratings :
800+ "community" ratings
very simplified scale
the "democratic" classification makes it kind of funny:
* Helsinški Monitor (SLO):
* Council of Europe / European Parliament:
Also give statements on state of media:
* https://www.politifact.com/ :
* https://newsmeter.in/ :
* https://www.factcheck.org/ :
(researching where to complain about France24 reporting about SADR)
seems there's several types:
1) supporting journalism work, quality, accountability, etc
2) supporting journalists and their opportunities, security, etc
* https://twitter.com/rji (7K):
RJI: The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is a world-class center for researching and testing new models of journalism.
* https://twitter.com/EJNetwork :
The Ethical Journalism Network promotes #mediaethics within #journalism. http://ethicaljournalismnetwork.org.
* https://twitter.com/ejcnet (30K) :
The European Journalism Centre connects journalists to new people, skills, funding and ideas. We support careers, newsrooms, and the industry.
* https://twitter.com/IFJGlobal (45K)
* https://twitter.com/ICFJ (70K) :
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is a nonprofit that supports the truth tellers. Follow our @IJNet and @ICFJKnight accounts. #ItTakesAJournalist
proper graphs !
* https://www.businessinsider.fr/us/the-30-biggest-media-owners-in-the-world-2016-5 :
2017-07 | Facebook comment by @dcht00
...which in turn is about:
I think the problem with this story is that it's a STORY.
We need post-story media, new "representation systems".
As long as media will amount to "people writing about stuff, making claims they're then backing up with whatever, [like screenshots], then that stuff gets shared and commented upon and agreed/disagreed" this will all be a shitshow.
This is a "data story" but it should really just be something like a speedometer:
and no "style" -
a new post-media auto-narration,
pure sensing of a pattern, pointing it out, and showing it
based on a impact evaluation that's derived from a set of axioms.
The media world needs to stop being random conversations
and become a different plain with completely new irrigation system.
It won't take just an "opensource Facebook".
I'd like to start working on this,
and I would start at "editorial politics" (what makes front news)
via open/transparent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_values .
The "news story" should be a transclusion of a high-impact pattern on top a "datasphere".
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EVERY TIME I SEE A STORY LIKE THIS, I AM ASKING MYSELF:
IS IT GOING TO GET PICKED UP?
IS IT FAKE? IS IT IN THE GUARDIAN YET? WILL IT BE THERE?
Some sort of generalised "impact" or "importance" metric might preve this!
[!!!] write / merge proper project outline
[!!!] merge in media comments from anarchist interviewer >D
[!!!] find alike projects
* "meta news values" project?
* collaborative media?
* media around topics, not "news"?
BEYOND JUST FACT CHECKING
leads to https://www.niemanlab.org/2019/06/first-generation-fact-checking-is-no-longer-good-enough-heres-what-comes-next/
First, we move from just publishing to “publish and act.” We seek corrections on the record, pressure people not to make the same mistake again, complain where possible to a standards body. In other words, we use whatever forms of moral, public, or where appropriate regulatory pressure are available to stop the spread of specific bits of misinformation.
Secondly, we recognize that our fact checking provides a unique evidence base that gives us important insight into where misleading claims come from in public life and how they are spread…
Thirdly, we work for system change. Using the evidence from our fact checks we identify patterns and common causes, points where we can intervene to significantly reduce particular kinds or sources of information. The pattern might be who’s publishing something, where it’s published, a particular subject that there’s a lot of false information about, or something else. The interventions can range from educating children or adults to advocating for policy changes.
CG -- Western media propaganda ... and "MANUFACTURING CONSENT"
"In any case, Chomsky and Herman"s classic Manufacturing Consent is required reading on the media, in terms of politics."
* mugabe thread
Nice 5-minute #cg illustration !!
Evgeny morozov & sylabus
... is like 🔗sylabbi ?
UK media bias against corbyn, etc
it's these bizarre "perfect" echo-chamber media machines - use biased media to echo-chamber disarray, then point to it being discussed etc
this is called a "coup"? even though it's only symbolic power, etc?
yes, only on sky and daily express.
but then "guardian reading" blairites will throw it in your face.
Wtf is "metamedia" ?
i used the term to refer to a "multi-media" analysis that also goes beyond multi, to do a synthesis.
2016 anti-corbyn coup attempt media analyis:
this one gives a different figure (? didn't really check all):
Actually, it's not even the Guardian, it's just faux rightwingers reading it this way:
BASIC ARTICLE !!!
(mentions MANUFACTURING CONSENT !)
FLOSS in media
... and how the old systems + inability to change them "cements" the logic and processes of media.
New media: Means.tv ??
Against "fake news" with censure? Even by "trusted companies"?
ALIKE -- Indymedia !!! + post-Indymedia
historycommons - not NEWS but TOPICS !
was looking for something like this ....
... but how to use this site ?
* where is the "now happening"?
* how can i subscribe?
* how can i signal i'm up to date (or not)?
* ... how can i get challenged to do that?
ALIKE -- Openworld/OMN & "Indymedia reboot"
Well ............. zzzzzzz
What (other) types of NEWS are there
Especially in left-media, we have:
* political news (=mostly bickering and hysteria)
* disasters ( + "agit commentary")
What is missing is:
* presenting and following up with alternatives
* things where you have agency (local + global)
... DEVELOP MARKS FOR LEFT-MEDIA CONTENT
Often it's difficult to see what's up...
* USA // NON-USA
* WORLDWIDE PRIORITY // WORLDWIDE "FEATURE" (These are all too common...)
* BREAKING STORY // NEWS STORY // ANALYSIS/COMMENT // [...]
* wsws has stuff by topics
* guardian always has "red" topic mark
METHOD -- How to monetize [non-fringe] journalism?
"it's never been a better time to tell a good story ... never been a harder time to get paid for it!"
-- laura flanders
METHOD -- Evaluate "left" media based on how they were/are under (establishment) "left" governments
* alternet, NYT, ... under obama
* guardian under blair
I think this can be made as the main distinction !
ALIKE -- Alter Platforms (& Ideas thereof)
* historic: indymedia
* https://substack.com/ ?
News by topics !
IDEA - Instagram comentor >d
* De Krantencommentaren - national radio, BE
Comenting newspaper articles on the radio
* The daily show - John Stewart, USA
Slovenia: Fact checking, etc
interesting symbols scheme
all posts ...
they are onboarding openly (want a community!)
POSTMEDIA FOCUS !!!!!!
1) How to get breaking news?
2) Beyond just informing:
* news must facilitate democratic coordination
* mus not just "inform", but inspire & coordinate action !
3) Postmedia must embrace all the potentials of postpaper:
* No more "daily editions" - redefine news weights per subject
* ... also R&D new subjectivities (not just individuals, but totally new types of groupations) ... like #sylabbi
* News can be surprising, or not:
"Bernie endorsing Biden" is not.
* ... But there are stuff we "did not know details of":
How did he do it?:
Did Biden signal to make concessions?
Is there anything new to fact-check in the future?
#coordination - What do we do, if he fails?
#clarity - What is the ambiguity, that needs to be cleared up? (with further journalism, enquiry)
* "News" should be more like chess:
OK, so "Trump retweeted a call to fire FaucI" (passive agressive).
What are the options now, for all involved?:
A) Fauci quits. How would this play out?
B) Fauci signals xyz.
C) "It's all a soap-opera facade to keep liberals busy"
"The new possible"
also representation systems etc.
Nailing "Distance of perspective"
Too close, and you are "reporting" on what is going on.
Too far, and it is a speculative magazine.
In the middle lies "just right".
Close to this is:
* wsws.org often
Getting news from real territories, which might be interesting for re-coalescence #coordination
OK, so you have
There, you have Algeria, Nepal, etc.
* What is really going on there?:
What are they working on? What are they struggling with? What are the news there?
* Can I go there? Should I go there?
A) have comrades there. ask them, have them regulary check back. but - according to a commonly developed semaphore, or style. have guidelines - what we expect to hear from everywhere, have a protocol
........ like an self-built "CIA factbook"
CHECKS -- council of europe alerts (coe.int)
Media studies 101 : what to put forward?
wow, live news dashboard <IJS
Why do I keep coming back to NYT, guardian, etc?
The value of the news there is more than just the news itself.
It is the realization that this is what everyone else is reading.
It has two variants of value in this way:
1) If you miss this, you might not be able to get it
2) You see what they are getting or missing
Thus a #postmedia neccesarily needs a news overview, complete with:
1) what everybody is seeing (and in what way)
2) what only some are seeing (and why, or why others are not)
3) what nobody or only very few are seeing
(just by review of the more or less mainstream media)
"Left wing media bias" - when did this begin ? #PATTERNS
If we learn nothing else from the war on Iraq and its subsequent occupation, it is that the U.S. ruling class has learned to make ideological warfare as important to its operations as military and economic warfare. A crucial component of this ideological war has been the campaign against “left-wing media bias,” with the objective of reducing or eliminating the prospect that mainstream U.S. journalism might be at all critical toward elite interests or the system set up to serve those interests
But this is absurd. Not only do newsrooms not project such sensibilities for the most part, the real divide in U.S. politics is not about issues such as affirmative action and thus between the liberal and conservative sides of elite opinion, but between elite opinion and those outside the elite, especially the left (using the term to refer mainly to those who challenge the system itself).
So, seems like a good article.
But: What to do now? What can I do? Where can I get involved? What is the "pattern" to talk to somebody? To explain this to somebody, without them investing 1 hour to your writing?
* Do you recognize that what you are doing is a pattern? Is there space for such patterns?
* Where did you learn this? Was there an orgsanised push? Were there workshops, and tours (such as Bannon EU tour, etc)
against "controlling the conversation" and framing
(idea when asked to do interview 20200917, and previous experiences ... reflecting on general logic of it)
toread in directions:
* history of interviews? (wiki has nothing)
#antiright & (SLO) "uravnoteženost"
conspiracy theories & viability maths
#representation.systems <pod <XLT
nice #dataviz and "main stories"
guardian is financially sustainable
"TraceMap approaches fake news from a completely different angle. Instead of looking at content, we expose diffusion patterns of social media posts. To make news distribution transparent, we are developing an interactive webtool that will allow everyone to explore how posts spread within a social network."
(Site generated by E2H, an "Etherpad hypermedia" project by @dcht00).
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