Are the pictures that you see on the news real or fake? What happens when the pictures that the news agecy has published prove to be wrong? David Turner writing in the Nieman Reports reminds journalists to verify news – major or minor – that they discover on social media. Also a reminder for readers to be aware of media bias.
Tim Knoll tries a few tricks – and succeeds
From being the head of McKinsey’s global operations to ignominy, Rajat Gupta’s motivations
“You have to watch out for it, because the more you have it, you get used to comforts, and you get used to, you know, big houses and vacation homes and going and doing whatever you want, and so it is very seductive. However much you say that you will not fall into the trap of it, you do fall into the trap of it.”
This guy has some balls. And the bear – well, you decide !
Francois Ferracci’s short movie deals with an apocalyptic scenario:
It’s Oct. 10, 2020. A couple is on a date. They’ve only recently met, he’s crazy about her, and he’s snapping (or digitally producing) thousands of pictures — of her, of them, of Paris; he’s the kind of lover who wants to record everything all the time. She’s a little put off by his techie ardor, but he’s obsessed — until, all of a sudden, his gadget freezes. He can’t take pictures any more. The images he got start — they start to fade.
An old optical disk drive was lost at a conference in California. On it is one of the very first iterations of Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s Web page from 1990. “It was such a beautiful object, that optical disk, that someone maybe has it on their coffee table or their bookshelf, and if we could find that, that’d be great,” he says.
A spectacular operatic performance by Maria Ferrante, accompanied by pianist Alice Martelli, at TEDxCERN, on an unusual subject – caffeine!
From the Perennial Plate, learn about food’s origins, and also about how people eat and endeavor in cultures around the world. Chef Daniel Klein & cameraperson Mirra Fine travel around the world to tell these stories. This video’s about the coconut in Sri Lanka (as also most of the south western coast of South India)
Link to The Perennial Plate