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BuzzFeed’s fake-news reporter outlines some of the dangers ahead: “We have a human problem on our hands. Our cognitive abilities are in some ways overmatched by what we have created.”
VR, AR, a podcast, messaging apps, Snapchat shows, voice devices, Uber rides, and more.
“The promise of Facebook growth is that, if get your strategy just right, you can get big scale and make money off a relatively small cost base…But there is no media business without a relationship with the consumer.”
Fintech company Thinknum has lots of interesting data to sell access to. Now it wants to build public-facing stories out of it.
Plus: WBEZ tries to turn a podcast into a franchise, Science Friday joins WNYC Studios, and Gimlet opens up the HBO playbook.
Journalist’s Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here are what they consider 10 of the most important pieces of new research into digital and social media published in 2017.
From “meltdown” to “roll-up” to (of course) “fake.”
The Facebook-Google duopoly has become an intractable problem for media companies today. BuzzFeed thinks more diversified revenue streams are a partial solution.
The rapid growth of Google and Facebook continues to take its toll on digital media companies.