The media pundit's pundit. Written by NYC insider Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine covers news, media, journalism, and politics.
Murdoch’s law and the net
February 18, 2021
Here’s my interview with ABC News Australia and then my discussion with Mathew Ingram of the Columbia Journalism Review about the fallout from Murdoch’s media law and pressure on the platforms in...
In league with Murdoch
February 15, 2021
(Here is an opinion piece I wrote in Australia’s Crikey. I had offered it to The Guardian. Here is a related piece from Crikey editor-in-chief Peter Fray.) I love The Guardian. It has long been my most...
Scissors and Murdoch’s cynicism
February 02, 2021
Just as he broke democracy, Rupert Murdoch is trying to break the internet with his protectionist legislation in Australia to force the platforms to “negotiate” and pay news publishers for the...
Here comes the judge
January 29, 2021
The first decisions of Facebook’s independent Oversight Board make Facebook’s judgment look good by comparison. Who saw that coming? The Board has in essence said that it is OK to insult Muslim men as...
Trump v. Facebook
January 21, 2021
Facebook has decided to ask its new, independent Oversight Board to rule on its decision to suspend Donald Trump indefinitely. The Board will be able to make a binding determination regarding Trump,...
January 07, 2021
Journalists are tying themselves in knots about what words to use, what to call the actions yesterday, what to call the people who incited and engaged in them. Choosing the words is the ultimate job of...
Speechless: An allegory for our time
January 04, 2021
They had warned me about the silence of the City. Living in the woods these last few years, alone with my pod-family, my mind’s ear had grown accustomed to nature’s carols of birds, crickets, and wind....