Author Archives: Nick Defiesta

Looking forward: Loss of Credibility in the New Media

We’ve written before about how the explosive growth of new media has lessened readers’ trust in what they read or hear. In the past, newspapers like the New York Times could throw their considerable weight behind whatever appears in their … Continue reading

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Food for thought: Is Journalism a lot like Computer Science?

In a new report released today, Nick Diakopolous of CUNY contends that journalism and computer science share some fundamental similarities. Both deal with information and how that information is presented, he says, and he added that he believes the journalism … Continue reading

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Going Local: The death of hard news?

  In communities throughout the country, news is slowly becoming more and more local. Take a look at my hometown of Seattle: ever since the Post-Intelligencer went online-only, a plethora of sites and organizations have popped up to try to … Continue reading

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Momentum and the Media: an unhealthy relationship

  Let’s take another look back at the GOP primary contest. As Shunori pointed out, the race has been an extremely volatile one: each candidate takes his or her turn “building momentum” in the polls, hitting a peak before a … Continue reading

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The Failures of #Occupy

  In Micah Sifry’s piece #OccupyWallStreet: A Leaderfull Movement in a Leaderless Time he says: “…the Occupy Wall Street movement, like the Tea Party before it was captured and turned into a marketing vehicle for the Republican right, represents the flowering … Continue reading

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Trust and Twitter

Ian Restil, a 15-year-old computer hacker who looks like an even more adolescent version of Bill Gates, is throwing a tantrum. “I want more money. I want a Miata. I want a trip to Disney World. I want X-Men comic … Continue reading

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