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Letter sent on Jul 27, 2016

3 to read: I’m with the banned | 7 things about nonprofit journalism | News publishers’ Facebook problem

By Matt Carroll <@MattatMIT>

This week: A night with the Internet’s most notorious troll; cool stuff about nonprofit journalism; angst from publishers over Facebook

FYI: “3 to read” returns on Aug. 16

  1. I’m with the banned: You may have heard that one of the most notorious internet trolls, @Breibart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, was permanently banned from Twitter. Journalist Laurie Penny writes a scathing but hilarious account of Milo and her evening with him and his buds at the RNC, where he learned about the ban.
  2. 7 things you need to know about nonprofit journalism: For one thing, it’s helped niche news orgs find their way, when otherwise they could never survive commercially. A nice look at why non-profit journalism works, in an era when for-profit journalism seems to have lost its way. By David Sassoon of Inside Climate News.
  3. News publishers’ Facebook problem: Wait, did Facebook just change its algorithm and downgrade news? And did that totally screw over news publishers? Yep, and why social is making it worse for most print and TV publishers (but some digital native sites may thrive). Harsh but informative reading, by Frederic Filloux.

Matt Carroll runs the Future of News initiative at the MIT Media Lab.

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