New York Times executive editor on the new terrain of covering Trump

Dean Banquet talked to NPR about covering tweets as news, using the word “lie” in a headline about the new president and why he’s not worried about libel suits from Trump.  

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The Breakthrough: How reporters really use unnamed sources

ProPublica’s podcast “The Breakthrough” interviews two New York Times journalists on how and why they used anonymous sources to break a story on contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence.

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How to protect your data and sources while crossing the U.S. border  

Protection of digital data at the U.S. border is a “legal gray area,” with border agents demanding social media account logins and mobile phone passcodes. This NiemenLab article details the steps journalists should take to keep their data secure.

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What happens when a Canadian border agent asks to search your phone?

Canadian border agents are demanding to look at foreign travellers’ phones and laptops, just as U.S. agents do. This CBC article examines how travellers can protect their data while crossing the border into Canada.

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What the post-Trump debate over journalism gets wrong

With journalists losing credibility after the U.S. election, the press must embrace both fundamental principles and revolutionary methods to better serve the public. Tom Rosenstiel outlines seven steps on how to do this in his report for Brookings.

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Winter is coming: prospects for the American press under Trump

Media critic Jay Rosen gives an outline of the many current threats facing the press, including an economic crisis, the rise of fake and hyper-partisan news sites and the public’s plummeting trust in the value, accuracy and necessity of journalism.

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Prospects for the American press under Trump, part two

In his follow-up to “Winter is coming,” Jay Rosen explains what can be done to save news and journalism.

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I Used to Be a Human Being

An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.

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