About:Media — Why Audiences Hate Hard News—and Love Pretending Otherwise

Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, Jun 17 2014 Ask readers what they want, and they’ll tell you vegetables. Watch them quietly, and they’ll mostly eat candy. This year, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism asked thousands of people around the world what sort of news was most important to them. The graph below shows […]

Prediction Markets — Bookies may be best bet to predict Referendum

By University of Stirling, phys.org, May 28, 2014 Professor David Bell from the University of Stirling looked at using “prediction markets” – which include the gambling industry – to forecast the outcome of the referendum. He concluded that these markets often produce more accurate results than relying on opinion polls, which sample opinion on the […]

About:Media — The Supreme Court won’t intervene in the James Risen case. What’s next?

Mark Berman, The Washington Post, June 2 2014 The Supreme Court declined to step in Monday on behalf of James Risen, a New York Times reporter and author who faces potential jail time for not identifying a source. Risen is the author of the 2006 book “State of War: The Secret History of the CIA […]