It looks like The Trump Effect, but it may be more than that. Through Sunday, the New York Times had gained 70,000 new net subscribers since election day, the Times told me Tuesday. That’s up from the 41,000 total it reported six days ago – a number that caught a fair amount of public notice. ...Read More
Can the presidential election result be blamed on failed algorithms? Facebook had taken the brunt of that claim in the days of shock following Donald Trump’s election. Then, on Monday, Google stumbled into the fray, and by the end of the day, it’s own mini-outrage produced a ...Read More
There’s nothing like being authentic about fakery. That’s what Melissa Zimdars has figured out in the past 24 hours, as her earnest attempt to separate fake news from the real stuff has gone viral. First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab on Nov. 16 Follow Newsonomics on Twitter ...Read More
They’ve built their business lives on numbers, and this week’s numbers measure the collective, interwoven fates of Donald Trump, Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch. Toting up those woes, the trio’s many critics may feel – this week at least – like they’ve won the Schadenfreude Olympics. For two ...Read More
Newsonomics: As Fox’s Dr. Frankenstein Exits Right, the Murdochs Are Left to Reboot Their Wounded Cable News Leader.
If the ascendance of Donald Trump is showbiz, the descent of Roger Ailes can only be described as opera. Trump and Ailes should go down into history together, and July 21, 2016 will mark it. Just hours before Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination for President, the Dr. Frankenstein ...Read More
For anyone following Murdoch's long-standing campaign against the BBC, and its public funding -- a campaign now having an effect as Britain suffers through terrible economic times -- Fox's drumbeat of anti-NPR coverage is no surprise. Public radio, and public media, are a counterweight to Fox; ...Read More