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Campbell Brown: “We are going to continue our work with head publishers. We’re not backing away from that, but it is a shift to local and an emphasis on local that is new for us.”
It was hard to recruit Republican woman (“SO many Democrat white women”), and following the news of the day felt PTSD-inducing to many. But aggressive moderation and the help of a few librarians made a potentially uncivil discussion a little more respectful.
“These moves may hurt the firms’ finances, but they would also demonstrate serious and lasting commitment to limiting their platforms’ usefulness in political manipulation campaigns.”
“What you hear less about the truth is that it is expensive,” publisher Cory Haik wrote in her resignation letter.
“Hi there, @facebook. This is not political content. This is journalistic content that deals with policy. There’s a difference.”
Journalist’s Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here’s their latest roundup, including research into how Twitter impacts reporters’ news judgment, how often we remember where we read something, and why Facebook makes you feel bad.
Plus: How “junk news” differs from “fake news,” and LinkedIn gets less boring (but not in a good way).
There seems to be some momentum among those with deep pockets to address the local news crisis. But if that money appears, where should it be directed?
The “Iffy Quotient” has been downright steady leading up to tomorrow’s midterm elections, and Facebook deserves some credit for it.