An example of bias in science reporting: 5G partnership between the New York Times and Verizon.
RELATED NOTE. “Cable News Network (CNN) the American news-based pay television channel is owned by WarnerMedia News & Sports. WarnerMedia News & Sports is, in turn, a division of AT&T’s WarnerMedia.”Ě AT&T is also rolling out 5G. So don”ôt expect any”inconvenient” 5G news stories from CNN. So much for a free press in America…
From the CHEscience posting by Deborah E Moore, PhD. Executive Director, Second Look:
To anyone who has any doubts about the NYT unethical connection with Telecom, here is an excerpt of the transcript from a January 2019 report on the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show on the Verizon website. The whole article can be found here: https://www.verizon.com/about/news/hans-vestberg-keynotes-2019-consumer-electronics-show
Of course — a movie on 5G. Of course on 4G it takes you three to four minutes with a 90¬ minute video or movie it’s going to take you 10 seconds when you have ultra wideband. That’s a¬ use case. But that’s to limit your — that’s not to limit yourself what you can do with it¬ because there’s so much more you can do when you have that type of speed and through-put it’s a¬ quantum leap compared to what we have today. I asked two iconic American companies to talk about¬ how they can use it and how they view 5G. Very different from thinking about that you can¬ download quicker. Because this is how we need to challenge ourselves to use these currencies to¬ actually create something very new and transformative in the world we live in today. So¬ the first iconic American company we have is the New York Times. I have the pleasure of inviting to¬ the stage Mark Thompson, the CEO of New York Times. Mark, please come up on the stage. (Applause).
HANS VESTBERG: Hey Mark. Good seeing you. Excited to talk about 5G?
MARK THOMPSON: I am. We’re now going to move from a Swedish-English to British-English without¬ latency.
HANS VESTBERG: Seamless translation.
MARK THOMPSON:¬ So Hans thank you for inviting me to join you up here to talk about our shared¬ plans for 5G this year. Pretty much every company nowadays claims they are in the business of¬ storytelling. But in the case of the New York Times, it’s actually true. The Times exists to tell stories. To¬ tell the stories the world wants and needs to hear. Once as you all know we did it with just paper and ink¬ but today we try to use every any digital display every display new advance new piece of — to bring our¬ stories to life, which is why we pioneered the use of VR, AR, and Smart Phone infographics for serious¬ journalism.
Yes it’s why we launched the Daily which brings Times journalism to nearly 8,000 people a month. That’s¬ why we’re about to launch our first major TV Consumer Electronics Show, the Weekly on cable and OTT.¬ And also why we’re so excited about the storytelling potential of 5G and about the collaboration¬ we’re announcing today between the Times and Verizon. This January with Verizon support¬ we’re launching a new journalism 5G lab at the Times. This lab will be based in our main newsroom¬ and it will work very closely with Times journalists in New York City across America and around the¬ worldand partner with Verizon’s open innovation group and get early access to 5G technology and¬ equipment and we’ll use those resources to experiment not just in lab conditions but in the field¬ with real reporters and live news.
We believe that the speed and lack of latency of 5G can spark a revolution in digital journalism in two ways. First by transforming the wade our journalists gather the news allowing them to capture richer¬ more immersive media and deliver their stories with much greater immediacy and second by bringing¬ that rich and more immediate journalism to audiences instantaneously and in the form they want and¬ need it.
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