Three ideas on a Monday is a shared internal newsletter, which serves as a brief interlude in our day, a pause to think, read and possibly be inspired. My team thought it a good idea to share these with you, our readers. It's just three links to the stories that really interested me this week (sometimes I throw in a little bit of extra link-love. This is an interactive newsletter so if you want to send me your three ideas or even one please do and I will try to slot them in.
1: The Columbia Journalism Review’s Media Today newsletter edited by Pete Vernon, from the Columbia School of Journalism. Good length, not too onerous but gives a great roundup of the issues.
2: CNN’s Reliable Sources (as opposed to unnamed sources) edited by Brian Stelter — this guy’s energy puts me to shame, very, very thorough. The table about how to determine what counts as fake news is so nice I think we should post it twice. And the here is the misinformation table.
3: Significant Digits — the news of the day in numbers, edited by Walt Hickey. Brilliant (could be even more graphically executed) one of ESPN’s properties, clever, engaging and above all fun.
And a long read:
Robert Mercer, the big data billionaire behind Breitbart, Trump and Brexit and precisely how he is waging war on ‘mainstream media’ and shifting public opinion millions of bots at a time.