A well-known member of MIT’s Media Lab announced plans to resign over revelations that the research center and its top leader took money from Jeffrey Epstein, the deceased financier who was accused of trafficking underaged girls.
Jeff JarvisSalute to @EthanZ for taking the difficult, brave, and principled step of leaving the MIT Media Lab over its ties to Jeffrey Epstein and lack of transparency about it.
Facebook is offering news outlets millions of dollars for the rights to put their content in a news section that the company hopes to launch later this year.
Jeff JarvisJournos for a decade: "Facebook should be paying us for news to make up for all that God-given ad revenue they stole from us."
Journos this week: "Facebook is paying for news and we don't trust them. What are they thinking? This will not end well."
Jeff JarvisI knew that academic journals were screwed up, but I didn't dig into their copyright crimes until now. Good God. They want to charge *me* $1,700 for making *my* article--for which they pay me *zero*--open. Otherwise I can't post even on, say, Medium. Fuck.
[WASHINGTON] USA Today publisher Gannett agreed to a merger on Monday with rival GateHouse in a deal creating the largest US newspaper group, aiming for bigger scale to face the challenges of the troubled sector. Read more at The Business Times.
The health of local economies today will affect their ability to adapt and thrive in the automation age.
Jeff JarvisVia @benedictevans's newsletter (get it!), this McKinsey report on automation is really a political & economic prediction about the speeding decline of "distressed Americana"
The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow