Jeff Jarvis

June 12, 2017

Our problem isn’t ‘fake news.’ Our problems are trust and manipulation.

“Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government.”— Edward Bernays, Propaganda (1928) “Fake news” is merely a symptom of greater social ills. Our real problems: […]
May 2, 2017

Fueling a flight to quality

Storyful and Moat — together with CUNY and our new News Integrity Initiative*— have announced a collaboration to help advertisers and platforms avoid associating with and supporting […]
April 3, 2017

Real News

I’m proud that we at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism and the Tow-Knight Center just announced the creation of the News Integrity Initiative, charged with […]
March 22, 2017

Quality over crap

We keep looking at the problems of fake news and crap content — and the advertising that feeds them — through the wrong end of the periscope, staring down […]
February 19, 2017

Trump & the Press: A Murder-Suicide Pact

The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. […]
November 18, 2016

A Call for Cooperation Against Fake News

We — John Borthwick and Jeff Jarvis — want to offer constructive suggestions for what the platforms — Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat, Apple News, and others — as well as publishers […]
October 13, 2016

Empathetic journalism for the right

I’ve said — to the horror of surprisingly few journalists I know — that the mere fact of Donald Trump’s candidacy is evidence of the failure of journalism to […]
October 9, 2016

How Trump’s mere existence delegitimizes Clinton’s candidacy and presidency — and what we must do about that

I can hear it now, starting on Nov. 9: Hillary Clinton isn’t really the President. She got elected only because she ran against Donald Trump, […]
September 27, 2016

‘Change’ is bullshit

I ended up voting for Barack Obama, but while he was in a race against Hillary Clinton his campaign slogan drove me to distraction. “Change […]
September 16, 2016

My Facebook op-ed

Aftenposten asked me to adapt my Medium post about the Facebook napalm photo incident as an op-ed. Here it is in Norwegian. Here is the […]
September 11, 2016

15 years later

Fifteen years later, the one odd vestige of that day that still affects me is that my emotions are left vulnerable. It reveals itself in […]
September 9, 2016

Dear Mark Zuckerberg

Dear Mark Zuckerberg I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Facebook needs an editor — to stop Facebook from editing. It needs someone to save […]
September 1, 2016

Apology to Mexico

Embed from Getty Images I’m honored that my friends at El Universal in Mexico City published a brief opinion piece I wrote for them apologizing […]