Evolving Media & News Sources

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    Listing “credible” News Orgs

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    I want to finally recommend some news and news talk sources I like. The following video segment is from one of my favorite tech news video shows.

    Here they discuss big tech company (e.g. Amazon) evolution in our economy. Leo Laporte highlights an article written by one of my favorite authors, Cory Doctorow.

    This video skips some minutes, leaving only about 3 minutes of the gist of the topic to watch (unless you want to watch more).


    Originally broadcast 18 Jun 2023 on the Sunday show
    This Week in Tech

    Enshittification article

    Book: Chokepoint Capitalism





    I’m here to offer reasonably honest and reliable “alt” sources. I apologize if there may be one or two duplicates of sources already mentioned.


    The Seymour Hersh Substack
    Hersh is a highly-respected independent investigative journalist. Unless you want to subscribe to his substack, his views are generally available through interviews.

    Jeffrey Sachs
    Dr. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development. (Note: His opinions are typically expressed in interviews. He offered early on that Covid pretty much had to be a lab leak, which seems more and more to be true. He also says that simple logic plus public evidence points to the U.S. blowing up the Nordstream Pipelines.)

    The Intercept


    The Intercept is an award-winning news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism.

    POLITICO is the global authority on the intersection of politics, policy, and power. It is the most robust news operation and information service in the world specializing in politics and policy, which informs the most influential audience in the world with insight, edge, and authority.

    ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account.



    I apologize if there may be one or two duplicates of sources already mentioned.

    Awesome, thanks! No apology needed, at all. Dupes in a topic like this are just reinforcements.

    The following goes for everyone:
    Feel free to add links to any topic or post that exists elsewhere on AZ… just paste link(s) into any topic here, or create your own topic if you prefer. I may ask you if it’s ok for me to reformat your suggestion, or combine them with another post or topic, for the sake of maintaining a longer lasting, up to date reference for all readers, and you’d have the final say “ok” or “no thanks”.

    This “news sources” landscape is evolving quickly and in spurts.



    Katherine Wu, writing for The Atlantic, has been called “alarmist” when writing about covid. But come on, over a million people have died now! (Perhaps alarmism made science/medicine deniers just close their ears and get stupider?)

    I jump 13-1/2 minutes into the following yt vid, starting at the meat of her interview. Other timestamps:

    26:24 “Getting the story right”, e.g. wrt the Omicron variant’s infectiousness
    37:12 The hardest part about covering the pandemic; the process of deciding on the best headline for each story
    48:37 How people and the press misconstrued “vaccination efficacy vs waning immunity”, and the flawed idea of totally eliminating infections vs the correct idea of protecting us against severe disease; “sterilizing immunity”
    57:01 How to deal with rampant misinformation from RF Kennedy Jr?

    I’ve been listening to Vincent Racaniello’s podcasts for years, even long before covid hit the news. He points out the general public’s and media’s misunderstandings, misinformation, and other failures about gain of function research, origin of covid, and so on, while the vast majority of his presentations come as close to pure science with scientists as he can get, while still trying to make it more understandable for the public.

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