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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DFM chat on combating fake news



Digital First Media friends and other journalists, members of the community and fans of journalism are invited to take part in a Twitter chat Wednesday at noon, Eastern Time, to talk about all things journalism.

Today we're talking about what can newsrooms and users! do to combat the spread of fake and misleading news in your communities. There are lots of ~takes~ about the rise and spread and who's to blame and woe is us, but what concrete things can journalists and news organizations do when these pests appear? Bring your ideas, tools, and the Talk Such As That Is Real.

If you want to be in the post chat archive, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Worry, and be happy again



There’s an outpouring of ~feels~ permeating the American landscape, so I’ll spare you the lamentation and vindication takes. There are plenty of those on your Facebook feed, including those that say that your Facebook feed is part of the problem. But the important thing, as things are with all cycles, is not how we feel or even what does it mean, but what are you going to do with the information that you have?


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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

'ULSTER COUNTY IS ALL RIGHT' and other Freeman front pages from more than 100 years ago

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Here's the Freeman front page when the Cubs won the World Series in 1908


'VICTORIOUS CHICAGO.'
Via Telegraph!

Also of note, 'CALF WRECKED AUTO."

Closer look:



VICTORIOUS CHICAGO.
MOB OK ENTHUSIASTS WELCOME TOT CLUB HOME
By Telegraph to The Freeman

Chicago, Oct. 15. — Exultant over their victory in winning the world's championship the Chicago team of the National League arrived home from Detroit early today and was met at the station by an enthuastic (sic) crowd. The players, who wore accompanied by members of the national commission, reported having met with ovations wherever the train stopped on tho way home. When the train pulled into the station here a mob or baseball enthusiasts rushed through the gates and carried a "welcome home" to the individual players. Some of the players announced their intention of preparing for fishing and hunting trips, although they are scheduled for an exhibition game to be played here with the Detroit team on Sunday. In this game the players will appear an (sic) individuals and not as clubs.

Check out Hudson River Valley Heritage Historical Newspapers for that edition and others.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

360°-mapping the Mid-Hudson Valley

We have been recently (and no-so-covertly) adding 360-degree images to Google Maps, not just from streets, as the tool is usually used for, but events and inside buildings and off-road locales.
Case uses will come as we get them.

In the meantime, here's a football game.


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