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Monday at AIPAC: HR’s Joe Hyams Discusses The Media

HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams is due to appear at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual policy conference today in Washington  D.C. He’ll be participating in a 12:30 p.m. panel discussion on “Middle East Media: Covering a Region in Turmoil.” Also on the panel are CAMERA’s CEO, Andrea Levin, and The Israel Project’s CEO, Josh Block.

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The Guardian Changes “Jewish Lobby” Headline

An opinion piece by Alan Elsner appeared on The Guardian’s website in advance of the upcoming AIPAC conference: But a look at the article’s URL gives a clue as to the original headline: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/26/aipac-american-jewish-lobby-support-kerry-mideast-peace Indeed, a bit of online digging and a look at some retweets on Twitter such as this below reveal that the

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German Paper Apologizes for Yet Another Anti-Semitic Cartoon

Süddeutsche Zeitung (the same paper which apologized for a cartoon demonizing Israel last year) apologized on Twitter for another anti-Semitic-themed cartoon.  This time around, cartoonist Burkhard Mohr, caricatured Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as a long-nosed octopus controlling the world. Not smart. If you don’t get why, see the Daily Mail, which compared Mohr’s caricature to similar Nazi imagery. What’s with these German

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Joe Hyams to Students: BDS is Most Pressing Media Challenge Today

  HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams addressed a mixed group of graduate and undergraduate students at Brandeis University in Boston last week, discussing the power of social media to shape public opinion and the threat posed by the burgeoning Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Joe noted that Brandeis University was one of the first to

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To Err is Human, But Algorithms Can Be Screwy Too

The related reading you commonly see alongside news articles are based on computer algorithms so that editors don’t have to spend time manually plugging in related content. The concept is simple: a computer judges — based on keywords, date, and other factors — what articles are “related.” Then it automatically posts the article’s headline and

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Israel Provides Cancer Treatment to Palestinian Children from Gaza

“Israel Provides Cancer Treatment to Palestinian Children from Gaza.” The above could very well have been the headline for the New York Times story that instead was published under the title “Even a Stationery Logo Pits Palestinians Against Israel.” In fact, not just the headline but the entire article could have created a far different

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