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HonestReporting’s Top Content of 2016

HonestReporting’s Top Content of 2016

We had a busy year, with media critiques, news roundups, videos, graphics, social media posts, news literacy articles, and new foreign language content monitoring Brazilian and French media. As 2016 draws to a close, here’s a look back at the top 10 pieces of content that had our growing readership buzzing. You can follow HR

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News Literacy: Why Headlines Matter

Headlines certainly deserve scrutiny. It’s well-known that we don’t read most of the articles in our daily papers; we skim the headlines before being drawn to whatever draws our attention. The same habits apply on social media, where we scroll through our Facebook or Twitter feeds and click on whatever catches our fancy. An April,

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The 2016 Dishonest Reporting Awards

The year began amid a wave of Palestinian car-ramming, stabbing and shooting attacks. But Israel was largely a peripheral part of the year’s biggest stories: Donald Trump, Brexit, Russia’s rise, violence in Syria, and Islamic terror attacks in Europe. We thank our readers for their nominations and thoughts on 2016. Here are the runner-up winners.

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Aleppo Ceasefire Collapses as Residents Tweet Desperate Farewells

Today’s Top Stories 1. The battle for Aleppo is over. But an agreement to allow rebels and residents to evacuate the northern Syrian city fell through with everyone pointing fingers and shelling resuming. Both the UN and Aleppines accused pro-Assad forces of atrocities. There’s no independent verification, but something awful is happening. This ominous Daily

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Congress Mulls Expanding Definition of Anti-Semitism

Today’s Top Stories 1. Congress is mulling a bill that would “expand how the Department of Education defines anti-Semitism in advising learning institutions on how to identify discrimination.” The JTA explains: The measure expands previous guidelines sent periodically to educational institutions receiving federal funding to define anti-Semitism according to a definition first published by the

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Was Egyptian Judoka Really Punished for Snubbing Israeli?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Was an Egyptian judoka really punished for refusing to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand? It depends on who you ask. On a related note, see HonestReporting’s latest post: Olympic Bigotry: It’s All Israel’s Fault: Saying that Israelis should put up with what amounts to racist bigotry because “at least they’re not

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Reuters Belly-Flops on Fact-Checking

UPDATE The Jerusalem Post fact-checked Tablet and Reuters on whether or not the Palestinians have Olympic-sized swimming pools by sending reporters to the West Bank to get a first-hand look. Highlighting a problem with Palestinian sources, the Post writes: All claimed to be the “largest in the West Bank.” All claimed to be used regularly

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