Later today, Jared Pereirah will be interviewing me about my website BoffoSocko.com as part of his course Learning with Personal Websites within the Hyperlink Academy.

Join us this afternoon on a live stream at 3PM EST / 12PM PST to chat and ask questions about my website, how I use it as a digital commonplace book, and the IndieWeb movement.

RSVP and Zoom link here: https://www.mixily.com/event/2998111357898639657

👓 Addressing The Daily’s coverage of Sessions protests | The Daily Northwestern

Read Addressing The Daily’s coverage of Sessions protests (The Daily Northwestern)
Last week, The Daily was not the paper that Northwestern students deserve. On Nov. 5, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke on campus at a Northwestern University College Republicans event. The Daily sent a reporter to cover that talk and another to cover the students protesting his invitation to campus, along with a photographer. We...

👓 Statement from Dean Charles Whitaker on The Daily Northwestern’s coverage of campus events | Medill – Northwestern University

Read Statement from Dean Charles Whitaker on The Daily Northwestern's coverage of campus events by Charles Whitaker (medill.northwestern.edu)
Medill Dean Charles Whitaker's statement on The Daily Northwestern's coverage of campus events

👓 We’re hiring: Come work for Nieman Lab as a staff writer | Neiman Lab

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We have an opening for a staff writer here at Nieman Lab. If you're interested, apply over here! The job's pretty easy to describe: You see all the stories on this website? The ones about journalism innovation — changes in how news gets reported, produced, distributed, discovered, consumed, an…

Except that they won’t take remote… I’d almost move to Boston for this… alas.

For those having issues with Kinja this week, know that IndieWeb.org may have some useful ideas and solutions for the possible site-death.
There are lots of ideas for back up at https://indieweb.org/archival_copy, including Ben Welsh’s savemy.news which will help you to quickly archive your pages.

👓 Universal yanks TWiT’s ‘Tech News Today’ episode from YouTube due to Mega Video clip | VentureBeat

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Universal Music Group has taken action to remove a recent episode of Tech News Today from YouTube because it contained clips of a MegaUpload video that Universal claims violates its copyright agreements. Tech News Today is a web show hosted on Leo Laporte’s TWiT’s web TV news network. In the yanked episode, the show’s hosts …

👓 Does the news reflect what we die from? | Our World in Data

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There is a large disconnect between what gets covered in the media and the day-to-day reality for most. How do causes of death in the US match with media coverage and what people search for online?

Some interesting ethical and moral questions here relating to public health and how it’s covered in the media.

This could be a nice interview segment for On the Media.

👓 The scariest chart in Mary Meeker’s slide deck for newspapers has gotten even a wee bit scarier | Nieman Lab

Read The scariest chart in Mary Meeker’s slide deck for newspapers has gotten even a wee bit scarier (Nieman Lab)
Comparing 2010 and 2018 side by side makes it clear what a changed media universe we now live in.

🎧 On Matters of War | On the Media | WNYC Studios

Listened to On Matters of War from On the Media | WNYC Studios

Controversy erupted over news that President Trump may grant more pardons for alleged war criminal Edward Gallagher and others. This week, On the Media looks at Fox News’s influence on the president’s decision. And, how the Navy may be spying on a reporter who's tracked Gallagher's case. Plus, how the latest Julian Assange indictment could spell disaster for the future of investigative journalism. 

1. James Goodale, former General Counsel for The New York Times and author of Fighting For The Press, on the disastrous new Julian Assange indictments. Listen

2. Adam Weinstein [@AdamWeinstein], an editor with The New Republic, on the unofficial Fox News campaign to push the president to pardon alleged war criminals. Listen.

3. Andrew Tilghman [@andrewtilghman], Executive Editor of the Military Times, on the Navy's troubling assault on press freedom. Listen.

4. Scott J. Shapiro [@scottjshapiro], professor of philosophy and law at Yale, on how militaries across the globe navigate the horrors of war. Listen.

👓 A Crisis of Cognition | BuzzMachine

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Alex Rosenberg, a philosopher of science at Duke, pulled this rug of storytelling out from under me with his new book How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories. In it, heargues that the human addiction to the story is an extension of our reliance on the theory of mind. That theory holds that in our brains, humans balance beliefs and desires to decide on action. The theory, he explains, springs from lessons we as humans learned on the veldt, where we would mind-read — that is, use available information about our environment and others’ goals and past actions to predict the behavior of the antelope that is our quarry; the lion we are competing with; and our fellow tribesmen with whom we either compete or must trust to collaborate. “Since mind readers share their target animals’ environments, they have some sensory access to what the target animals see, hear, smell, taste, and so on,” Rosenberg says.

An interesting reframing of journalistic problems here.

👓 A reporter declined to reveal his source. Then police showed up at his front door with guns. | Washington Post

Read A reporter declined to reveal his source. Then police showed up at his front door with guns. by Eli Rosenberg (Washington Post)
Bryan Carmody, a freelance reporter in San Francisco, awoke Friday to the sounds of someone trying to break into his house. About 10 officers from the San Francisco Police Department were bashing the front gate of his home in the Outer Richmond neighborhood with a sledgehammer, he said. It was just after 8 o’clock in the morning.

👓 Distributed content: The best ways to build sustainable platform strategies | American Press Institute

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Social platforms have forever altered the way consumers consume content online, but it can be hard to find footing in this new era. After a recent summit in NYC on the rise of distributed content, we’ve developed a list of strategic tactics publishers of any size can benefit from employing.

Interesting whitepaper, but too much talk about should without any evidence-based material or pieces which touch and improve an outlet’s bottom line.