J+D Digest

Snopes, Group Chats, an End to First Click Free: J+D Links

Journalists and designers tell stories, but we also read, listen, watch, play… So periodically we round up stories that Journalism + Design faculty are looking at, listening to, and interacting with.

Here’s what caught our attention this week:

Irwin Chen: Anyone looking for a timely example of telling a story purely through visual imagery need look no further than Alan Taylor’s slideshow about Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria for the Atlantic koreapills.com.

Jason Das: The curious semiology of extremist clothing.

Blake Eskin: ”I have been having conversations about Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment for more than 17 years,” Rebecca Traister writes. “Perhaps only a weakening of Weinstein’s grip permitted his expensive self-crafted armor to finally be pierced.”

Kia Gregory: This Aaron Edwards story on group chats for black and brown people has a cool visual presentation (via Ann Friedman’s newsletter)

Jon Keegan: Wired takes a long look at Snopes and how can it help us navigate facts in a confusing media ecosystem

Allison Lichter: Google drops “first click free,” which could be a big deal for publishers looking for subscribers.

All of us take in much more than what’s mentioned in this post. Faculty names are linked to their Twitter profiles; follow them to stay in the loop.