Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Google announces a $300M ‘Google News Initiative’ (though this isn’t about giving out grants directly to newsrooms, like it does in Europe)
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“What we took away was that we can easily live without Facebook.”
A new study finds asking Facebook users about publishers could “be quite effective in decreasing the amount of misinformation and disinformation circulating on social media” — but Facebook will need to make one important change to its plan.
“How can we have these conversations together, instead of just being in our camps throwing insults at each other that no one is doing enough?”
“It’s important politically how this is going to play out.”
News personalization could help publishers attract and retain audiences — in the process making political polarization even worse.
“Subscriptions only matter if organizations have a strong sense of who they are. One of the tolls of the platforms has been to sap us of that sort of identity.”
Plus: The AP’s new fake news listing, a lack of center-right news outlets, and how to spot a fake viral video.