Truth-checking, writer partnerships, and Putin: The Media Roundup | What’s New in Publishing

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Right this moment’s roundup is dropped at you by Chris.

Is the way forward for fact-checking automated?

I’m a giant fan of Full Truth. Any effort to supply unbiased fact-checking with a completely apolitical bent ought to be inspired, significantly in 2022 when disinformation has been weaponised. However fashionable issues require fashionable options, and the largest situation in an age of dwell protection and immediate information consumption is that it’s extremely tough to fact-check in real-time. So kudos to Full Truth for investing in a possible resolution.

“Our intention is to actually take these instruments to as many customers as doable, and particularly take them to language customers who’ve traditionally been underserved in automated fact-checking due to the difficulties which can be related to multilingual instruments,” mentioned Kate Wilkinson, senior product supervisor at Full Truth.

Look, even when it really works this isn’t going to be a silver bullet for dwell fact-checking. Sections of the general public will at all times select to imagine what they wish to imagine, and it’s very very tough if not unimaginable to be completely neutral. However that is nonetheless very invaluable. Extra please.

Democracy dies behind a paywall

Preach! We’ve been saying this for therefore lengthy and it’s so good to know that different folks have been chatting concerning the risks of locking information away. “Paywalls bolster information organizations’ backside traces, however go away Individuals at midnight. As a public service, let everybody learn election tales without spending a dime.” YES.

Russia threatens Swiss newspaper over Putin caricature

Russia has threatened Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung with authorized motion after it printed a caricature of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Newspapers ought to be about rattling the cages of the highly effective, so frankly NZZ ought to be sporting this as a mark of honour.

Claire Sanderson, editor-in-chief of Ladies’s Well being UK, on function campaigns

It’s uncommon that we advocate podcasts apart from our personal, however this interview with Claire Sanderson from Jacob Granger at journalism.co.uk is effectively value your time. Particularly invaluable for the insights in how you’re employed with companions to deliver campaigns to fruition. Give it a hear (after our newest episode, clearly).


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