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Why a NYT Editor Left Her Job to Start the News Site Kicker

July 29, 2015

Kicker is a news website that helps you get up to speed easily by making news digestible, engaging, and actionable. They’re one of the women-led startups who came in 3rd place for the Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition. Holly Ojalvo and Lisa Vehrenkamp, Kicker Cofounders, are the real deal. Kicker provides helpful explanations on the… Read more »

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How Tech and the Media Impact Social Change

July 13, 2015

Hey, I recently spoke about what's going on regarding hope for trustworthy news at the Media Impact Funders Forum, and you can see the video here: (the usual reminder from Mrs Newmark: I'm not as funny as I think I am.) As always, I try to respect boundaries, I'm a news consumer, not a professional,… Read more »

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A Nerd's Summer Reading List

June 30, 2015

**Correction, with my apologies: I've read maybe 1100 books, I think, since I started buying through Amazon. Lifetime total, so far, probably over five thousand. Folks, I read a lot of books, about eight novels per month, so finding enough isn't easy.. I currently use the Kindle app, even though it can be buggy. (I've… Read more »

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How the Internet Helps Shape the Moral Universe

June 19, 2015

These days, I spend most of my time in public service and philanthropy, which is my way to continue the unspoken purpose of the site I started some 20 years ago. (This is on a purely volunteer basis. I receive no compensation in any form for it, and pay all my own expenses. Here's why…) That's… Read more »

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What’s Over the Horizon for Trustworthy News

May 12, 2015

Sometimes I say that "trust is the new black"; more recently, I like the notion that "a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy." However, it looks like news media has generally lost the trust of the American public: "Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low" "No One Trusts Advertising or Media" This… Read more »

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The Trust Project: new hope for trustworthy news

March 27, 2015

The Trust Project along with the Jeff Jarvis enhancement offers hope to revive trustworthy journalism as “the immune system of democracy.” The gist of this effort is to develop signals of trust for news outlets and individual articles. For example, a news outlet would commit to a serious code of ethics/trust and also diversity, and… Read more »

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