Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Holding algorithms (and the people behind them) accountable is still tricky, but doable
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Hidden cameras. Leadership disagreements. And, oh yeah, misinformation is still a problem.
Three possibilities: Tronc merges with Gannett, Ferro tries to take the company private, or — maybe — Tronc begins to act more like a normal company.
“I want people to enjoy the newsletter like they would a nice conversation over coffee or a cocktail or while sitting in a wooden swing on a porch.”
Within the first three months of this year, the four-year-old news company brought a tech site and a top site for sports fans under its umbrella in order to grow its overall reach.
Facebook and Netflix are reportedly pushing into hard news video.
A driving principle for the incubator is to make it so “ideas can bubble up from the bottom, or the middle, or the top” of the organization.
It’s how many communities fund libraries, build airports, or pay for hospitals. Could it also pay for local news?
Gothamist is back (yay!), but DNAinfo is not (boo!). Here’s what we’ve learned about the public radio bid to bring the site back.