• 15 MAY 19
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    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.” AT&T is also rolling out 5G. So don’t expect any”inconvenient” 5G news stories from CNN. So much for a free press in America…

    Don

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    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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