Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
If Facebook stops putting news in front of readers, will readers bother to go looking for it?
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
July 8, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Gone fishin’: See you in a bit

Each summer, there comes a point when the sun is just too tempting to remain at the keyboard. So we’re about to take our annual summer break. For some of us, that’ll mean a little R&R; for others, a chance to work on other Lab projects for a bit. No posts or tweets next week, barring something huge and unexpected. Feel free to poke through our archives to find something to read. But otherwise, we’ll see you in a week or so.

POSTED     July 8, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
SHARE THIS STORY
   
Show comments  
Show tags
 
Join the 45,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
If Facebook stops putting news in front of readers, will readers bother to go looking for it?
The idea that the value of a piece of news is defined by likes and comments — that taking in information without getting into a back-and-forth with your uncle about it is somehow unworthy — is actually a profoundly ideological statement.
Facebook drastically changes News Feed to make it “good for people” (and bad for most publishers)
News publishers that have relied on Facebook for traffic will suffer.
Maybe the science and psychology of “post-truth” can’t explain this moment at all
Plus: A French law against fake news during elections; Facebook meets with its fact-checkers; fake news jeans.