Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
As giant platforms rise, local news is getting crushed
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE

Articles tagged comments (76)

xkcd-throwing-rocks
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.
toll
In an unusual attempt to improve the quality of discourse, the Jewish site is putting a paywall around the comments, not the content.
Screen Shot 2015-01-28 at 4.37.11 PM
Bloomberg digital editor Joshua Topolsky on uncomfortable news design, new ad units, and why they killed the comments.
library-shelves-of-academic-journals-cc
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.
library-shelves-of-academic-journals-cc
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.
joseph-pulitzer
Plus: The pushback against Vox and The Intercept, Twitter’s data buy, and the rest of this week’s news and tech must-reads.
What to read next
2569
tweets
The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media
The bot, named Blossom, helps predict how stories will do on social and also suggests which stories editors should promote.
1287Jo Ellen Green Kaiser: Do independent news outlets have a blind spot when it comes to ethnic media?
The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
1029Newsonomics: 10 numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone
Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
These stories are our most popular on Twitter over the past 30 days.
See all our most recent pieces ➚
Encyclo is our encyclopedia of the future of news, chronicling the key players in journalism’s evolution.
Here are a few of the entries you’ll find in Encyclo.   Get the full Encyclo ➚
ProPublica
Mozilla
New York
Tampa Bay Times
The Atlantic
Ars Technica
Talking Points Memo
National Review
I-News
Daily Mail
Austin American-Statesman
Salon