Blockchain and trust

“Having decentralized ledgers and data storage allows visibility into creation and tracking, engagement and follow-through in news and ads.”

One of the biggest challenges facing news organizations is the notion of trust and transparency. Blockchain has the potential to play a role in creating an element to create transparency for both news and advertising. Having decentralized ledgers and data storage allows visibility into creation and tracking, engagement and follow-through in news and ads. Cost and speed are issues, but they will improve as the exchanges emerge and merge and grow. Trust and transparency have been damaged by elements of technology — I’ll tout this as a possible part of reparation.

Mi-Ai Parrish, current president and publisher of the Arizona Republic, is joining the faculty of Arizona State University.

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Mike Caulfield   Refactoring media literacy for the networked age

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Tim Carmody   Watch out for Spotify

Craig Newmark   Working together toward sustainable solutions

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Amy King   Let’s amplify visual voice

Emily Goligoski   Looking beyond news for inspiration

Amy Webb   Listen to weak signals

Betsy O'Donovan and Melody Kramer   Skepticism and narcissism

Mi-Ai Parrish   Blockchain and trust

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Emma Carew Grovum   Newsroom culture becomes a priority

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Zizi Papacharissi   Women come back

Tanya Cordrey   Finally, the seeds of radical reinvention

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Tamar Charney   We get serious about algorithms

Debra Adams Simmons   And a woman shall lead them

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Charo Henríquez   Training is an investment, not an expense

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Corey Johnson   The pro-fact resistance

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Jim Brady   With the people, not just of the people

Feli Sánchez   The year for guerrilla user research