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Why the Most Ethical and Trustworthy Journalism Was by Fictional Newsman Jon Stewart

August 6, 2015

Tonight's Jon Stewart's last night on the Daily Show. It's gotten me thinking about how he's so much more than an entertainer, and what he's done as the most trusted newsman in America… There are plenty of good factchecking efforts in progress. However, I figure that we need to address what Jon Stewart calls the… Read more »

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Desperately seeking trustworthy news

August 3, 2015

Maybe I’m desperate for trustworthy news, and progress in that direction, but possibly good news surfaced recently, that I missed on first reading. First, yes, I’m very much, and only a news consumer, and want to respect the boundary between consumer and news professional. I just want news I can trust. Several months ago I… Read more »

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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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