~ Oscar Wilde, “The Portrait of Mr. W.H.”
A "shocked and appalled" Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called a royal commission into the abuse of youths in the Northern Territory corrections system the morning after explosive revelations aired on the ABC's Four Corners program on Monday night Royal Commission Don Dale
The devastated mother of a newborn boy who died when he was mistakenly given the wrong gas at a Sydney hospital has described how she held her baby's lifeless body and urged him to "Wake up, wake up". Gas Cylinders and subcontracting work
Fort Myers shooting Florida nightclub
Stabbing attack in Japan (Sagamihara in Kanagawa Prefecture)
Jury discharged in trial of Ron Medich for murder of Michael McGurk
Harriet Wran jailed for her role as accessory to murder in death of ice dealer
In 2015, after nearly a decade of tentatively dancing around the idea of collaborating, Jack and Amanda walked into the legendary Dreamland Studio in upstate New York, founded by Albert Grossman, onetime manager of Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin. The iconic cover of Dylan’s 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home was shot at Grossman’s house nearby. Different disco for different times
Among society’s greatest achievements have been ever more ways to keep our fingers busy. Fidgeting makes us human... Typing Away ...
C.E.O.s Meet in Secret Over the Sorry State of Public Companies New York Time
Nine-year-old journalist and soon-to-be author Hilde Kate Lysiak has just signed a four-book deal with Scholastic.
"A story is like a human face," says Svetlana Alexievich. "We have as many stories as human faces. You might have similar facial features, but they're all a little different ..."
Abramovich Baratynsky seems like a stiffer, more formal and classically minded poet than Leopardi. The Russian’s world is muted and melancholy, less profoundly bleak than Leopardi’s. An English-language cognate might be Keats (“glut thy sorrow on a morning rose”). Here is France’s version of an untitled 1828 poem:
Jasper Milvain, hero without scruple of George Gissing’s New Grub Street, is a hack’s hack. "It is my business", he smugs to his sister, "to know something about every subject – or to know where to get the knowledge." This passing acquaintance with any and all subjects is then profitably flogged round Fleet Street.
Istinomer, a Serbian fact-checking website, has gone one step further by launching a Google Chrome extension that allows users to highlight fishy claims they see anywhere online and submit them without leaving the pages they're on. This on-the-spot submission process is especially easy for readers of the Serbian outlet Danas, who can ask for a claim to be examined without even installing the extension. Danas is partnering with Istinomer to make submitting a claim to fact-check on the site as easy as sharing it on social media (the video below is in Serbian but understandable with no knowledge of the language). Most fact-checking websites have forms that allow readers to submit claims they would like to get checked (see, for example, here and here)
History of hamburgers
BuzzFeed’s newest political reporter is a bot
Trust Languishes Down On Animal Farm
— Jessamyn West,
There’s accidental poetry hidden inside the Financial Times
Say, "cutting babies"
Anywhere but a newsroom;
You'll become the news
Here are the winners of Poynter’s journalism haiku contest
Want a lesson in focusing your writing? Read this hole-in-one lead
A new widget delivers fact-checking where readers want it
"The problem is all inside your figures," she said to me.
"The answer is easy if you think more than numerically.
I'd like to help you in your struggle to count your impact perfectly.
There must be (at least) 50 ways to measure success for a news article."
She said, "It's really not my habit to really think about the news.
Furthermore, I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued.
But I'll repeat myself, at the risk of being crude:
There must be 50 ways to assess whether your piece is reaching the full potential audience it could.
Fifty ways to count your numbers.'"
50 ways to measure your analytics (with apologies to Paul Simon):
3 guidelines for a good story
“Personally, I don’t give a damn who wins the war, the English or the Germans!…All I know is that I’m wasting my time here….And what about my career?…Do you ever give my career a second’s thought?” — Betty, an actress, in the final days of World War II.Louis Malle and Patrick Modiano–LACOMBE, LUCIEN (Screenplay)
U.S. prosecutors launch review of failed FedEx drug case Reuters
Why you should be cautious about poll results
How to coach a writer before the writing starts
The new science of cute the culture that is Japan — “Nobody is cute in Shakespeare.”
Melania Trump’s speechwriter made a common mistake. Here’s how to avoid it
Report: Outsourcing copy editing doesn’t mean more corrections
How do you handle waves of terrible news? The Wall Street Journal’s graphics team has a plan
Despite mounting evidence that the majority of SNAP recipients are engaged in work, Americans of all political stripes often view beneficiaries as “lazy” or “moochers”—and this heavily affects how we treat them. Joel Berg