Posts by Jay Rosen

Jay Rosen has been on the faculty at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute since 1986, and from 1999 to 2005 he served as chair of the Department. He lives in New York City. Please visit the NYU Journalism site for a complete bio and list of publications. You can also find Jay on Google +.

It simply isn’t true that an algorithmic filter can be designed to remove the designers from the equation. That assertion melts on contact, and a New York Times reporter who receives such a claim from a Facebook engineer should somehow signal to us that he knows how bogus it is. In today’s New York Times, […]

That’s what I asked Jeff Hancock, the Cornell University professor who collaborated with Facebook on its ‘emotional contagion’ study, which subtly manipulated the news feeds of users to see if happier inputs made for sadder outputs. I also listened closely as he spoke of being in the center of an internet storm. Conclusion: I am […]

In November of last year, I said that I was joining First Look Media, Pierre Omidyar’s start-up, as a (paid) advisor. Today, I am announcing that I am no longer involved in First Look. There is no drama and not much of a story to it. After the first six months of giving shape to […]

Bring back the fun. Scott Rosenberg — who literally wrote the book on it — says blogging is enjoying something of a revival lately. Nicholas Carr senses a mood of exhaustion with what he calls Big Internet. By Big Internet, I mean the platform- and plantation-based internet, the one centered around giants like Google and […]

These are my discussion notes to The Executive Editor on the Word ‘Torture’, a letter to Times readers from Dean Baquet, August 7, 2014. “It’s time to celebrate that the newspaper of record is no longer covering for war criminals.” That’s what Andrew Sullivan, who has kept watch on this story, wrote Thursday. The news he was celebrating: the New York Times […]

And has none of this figured out. Pierre Omidyar published a blog post today that gave an update on First Look Media, the company he started with Glenn Greenwald and others and backed with $250 million of his own money. Nine Months in, First Look is Still Very Much a Startup. As regular readers of […]