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This new study uses old data, but it gives at least some hope that comment sections might not always be as awful as the reporters writing the stories above them think.
In an unusual attempt to improve the quality of discourse, the Jewish site is putting a paywall around the comments, not the content.
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Bloomberg digital editor Joshua Topolsky on uncomfortable news design, new ad units, and why they killed the comments.
When journalists factcheck politicians (or don’t), how to flag bad behavior on social media, and getting past slactivism: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
How the web is playing out for local TV reporters, measuring customer satisfaction with paywalls, and how reporters think about comments: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
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