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And unlike previous efforts, WhatsApp is giving the fact-checkers an important tool to reach the public more easily.
In user research, The New York Times found that “following” topics and specific journalists was a top request. So it built “Your Feed.”
“There’s just this prevailing, unshakeable feeling that everybody’s drilling for oil in the same spot because some other guy found oil there already.”
A highlight in an article that reveals context when it’s clicked. A video with a scrollable transcript that speeds up or reverses the video, too. A movie trailer–like intro, drawing readers into the setup of the story. Which ones worked?
Plus: A big fat Leonard Lopate debacle at WBAI, “podcasts by women, for everyone, no creeps allowed,” and publishers are building teams around smart speakers.
“I’ve always had a soft spot for print design and aesthetics that have a point of view or opinion. But I’ve been working in tech for quite some time and am just tired of this A/B-tested, data-proven, metric-driven design.”
Plus: S-Town gets sued, Spotlight goes audio, and a remarkable new podcast player named Wilson FM.
There’s a lot that subscription on-demand audio gambits can learn from the increasingly formidable world of mindfulness apps.
Plus: Civil + podcasts, Anchor’s troublesome TOS, and IAB’s standards.