Today’s links are all about the media. I still haven’t decided which media outlets to support and I am taking suggestions (note: I’m not subscribing to WAPO or NYT). Anyway, the links.
- We Know Exactly Who Strong Arms the Free Press: With 100% accuracy, we know exactly what kind of world leaders try to weaken the free press in their own countries: Horrible ones. (Dave Pell / Medium)
- What Normalization Means: And so we should remain suspicious of efforts to welcome Trumpism into the fold of mainstream American ideas, particularly when normalizing him suggests the privilege to pick and choose, to infer the existence of another’s decency and humanity, to laugh, and to think that, at the end of the day, we all just want the same thing. (New Yorker)
- Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds: Teens absorb social media news without considering the source; parents can teach research skills and skepticism (Wall Street Journal)
- Billionaires vs. the Press in the Era of Trump: A small group of superrich Americans — the president-elect among them — has laid the groundwork for an unprecedented legal assault on the media. Can they succeed? (New York Times)