Google, Facebook must set standards beyond fake news

Drew Margolin, a professor of communication at Cornell University who studies the way people communicate online and the role of accountability, credibility, and legitimacy within social networks, says that steps to regulate fake news online are attempts by social media companies to avoid facing up to their larger public role. Bio: Margolin says: “Fake […]

How can Gannett profit when Tribune could not?

Dan Schwarz, a professor of English at Cornell University, author of “Endtimes: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009” and a regular blogger on the media for the Huffington Post, comments on Gannett’s offer to buy Tribune Publishing for $815 million. Tribune currently owns the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and nine […]

Fox News analyst to address politics and objectivity at Cornell Republicans lecture

WHAT: “A Fair and Balanced Approach to Politics” lecture, featuring Fox News Channel’s Kimberly Guilfoyle WHEN: Tuesday, April 12, 6:15 p.m. (doors open at 5:45 p.m.) WHERE: David L. Call Alumni Auditorium, Kennedy Hall, Cornell University MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Daryl Lovell […]

Couric move signals new media era

Jenny Barnett, a lecturer at Cornell University and publishing industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience in top-level positions on national magazines including Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire, says Katie Couric’s announcement to join Yahoo is a result of the constantly changing media landscape. Barnett says: “I think we are increasingly going to see journalists […]