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“Trends are not the same as news, but Facebook kinda wants them to be.”
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Platforms aren’t neutral — but it’s not just a digital problem.
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“To hold future journalism accountable (not simply to describe its dynamics to interested readers), public editors must speak a new language of platform ethics that is part professional journalism, part technology design, all public values.”
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“Let’s have a computer do what a computer’s good at, and let’s have a human do what a human’s good at.”
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From digital security to metrics, algorithms to wearables, here’s some of what a bunch of journalists and technologists were thinking about at their recent Helsinki conference.
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Using geotagged Instagram data, CityBeat tries — often unsuccessfully or belatedly — to find breaking news.
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The New York Times story changes its text depending on where you’re reading it: “It’s a fine line between a smarter default and being creepy.”
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The Guardian’s first VR project makes viewers experience the horrors of solitary confinement
“It’s a story which is all about space and the environment you’re in. Even though this is a small space, the story is all about that space.”
0TipOff, an email newsletter, is trying to explain sports to non-fans
Launched last fall by a team of investors and writers, TipOff has attracted 50,000 subscribers.
0Good news, publishers: People will read your long stories on their phones (for two minutes, anyway)
People will read longer content on their smartphones, a new Pew report finds.
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