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Articles by Eric Athas and Teresa Gorman

Eric Athas and Teresa Gorman are digital news specialists at NPR Digital Services in Boston.
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An NPR Digital Services analysis of news stories at public radio stations found that fun and serious stories were shared on Facebook at roughly the same rate.
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Not every story has the same capacity to connect with an audience on social media. Enter the land of Topical Buzzers, Curiosity Stimulators, and Feel-Good Smilers.
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