Media Monday Edmonton: Update #378

Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning.

Local updates from the Media Roundup

Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup, written and curated by Linda Hoang:

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Media-related updates from elsewhere

Here are some non-local media links that I found interesting this week:

  • "Twitter has applied a “manipulated media” tag to a doctored video of former Vice President Joe Biden that was shared by White House social media director Dan Scavino and retweeted by President Trump," reports The Verge. "It’s believed to be the first time the platform has used the tag to denote faked media."
  • Based on a sample of 200 news outlets collected by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, just 23% of the top editors are women.
  • "Until 2019, it has been the case that if you come across several paragraphs of text on a consistent topic with consistent subjects, you can assume that text was written or structured by a human being. That is no longer true," reports Vox. Stories generated by AI are improving quickly.
  • "Journalists are overwhelmed by the information they process in their working day and want to explore solutions with third-party providers and management to make it more manageable," reports NiemanLab.
  • NPR recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. "The beginning was rocky. NPR could have a brilliant piece and a poor one in the same program," reports Current. Today of course, NPR is doing just fine. I listen to their podcasts all the time!

Follow Edmonton media news using the hashtag #yegmedia and be sure to check out Mediagazer for the latest media news from elsewhere. You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here. If you have a tip or suggestion for future updates, let me know.

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