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Evolving the Facebook News Feed to Serve You Better
by Shali Nguyen and Ryan Freitas
Into the Uncanny Valley of Fake News
A case study in how a cluster of websites managed to pose as legitimate sources and, despite being exposed, got away with it
When mass deportation becomes an ordinary survey question.
Helen De Cruz
Here is why the podcast revolution has not happened in Europe yet
European podcasts are waiting for a boost and it may come from Google.
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In defense of not knowing it all
When reporting can be a lesson in humility.
Social media and everyday politics, re-examined
In April last year, my first book, Social Media and Everyday Politics, was published. It was based on the various research projects I’d…
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Netflix’s rivals take aim at its stream of success
The online entertainment service has rapidly become a dominant maker of films and TV shows, but established players are hitting back
The Financial Times
The Internet’s Pyrrhic Victory Over TV
The battle isn’t finished, but the internet is losing
Which Half Is Wasted?
So you want to be the new "Netflix of ____".
How to tell if what you’re reading is bullshit (including this)
I’ve been doing a piss-poor job of writing on here (only three posts in! Who knew procrastination could so swiftly follow the adrenaline…
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The Schools of Journalism
Two articles came across my feed the other day and gave me a rare delight.
‘Raining clicks’: why we need better thinking on technology, data and journalism
I’ve spent the last eight years building the case for using audience data in newsrooms and the tools and culture required to make it a…
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If I Ran a Newspaper….
Well, yes, fat chance. But if I did, here’s how I’d try to save it.
How the Trump Presidency Has Given Rise to a Newfound Love of Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson ranks on any list of the top ten political commentators of the last century. The chainsmoking, alcoholic firebrand…
Another feed, courtesy of Google
Yesterday Google rolled out an update to its mobile app that could save you a search. The Verge’s Casey Newton explains:
How Do We Build a Better Recommendation Experience for Mobile News Readers?
And why are offline reading apps still so stodgy?
You can’t sell news for what it costs to make
My solution might also help defang the fake news threat.
On Essence and Complex, The Risk and Reward of Being Ahead of the Curve
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”
How to Improve White House Communications
To the incoming communications director:
The New York Times Needs Two Bold Moves (updated version)
by Frederic Filloux
Vox Media shifts from scale to focus
Yesterday The Verge made a major change to its tech reviews. A new section of the site, branded Verge Guidebook, will create a central hub…
The Emotional Toll Of Covering Trump’s Military Trans Ban
Covering trans issues as a professional means I need to maintain a certain distance. But no matter what, these issues affect me as an…
American Politics Lost Its Soul
Thomas Jefferson’s famous quip that he’d prefer “newspapers without a government” to “a government without newspapers” has become gospel in…
Ed Madison & Ben DeJarnette
How Journalism Became a Dirty Word
This One Goes to Eleven
The other day my son told me that he should be able to stay up later now that he’s eleven. I responded, “That may be true, bud. But you’re…
The Internet Bet on Advertising. But It Got the Bet Wrong.
A fundamental mistake explains why the internet hasn’t beaten TV
Which Half Is Wasted?