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The impact of Do Not Track on news outlets and the complexities of filter bubbles and polarization: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
“It remains true that the fixed costs of producing good news are still really high. It’s easy to put up a website, but to produce original reporting news content is still really expensive.”
The impact of paywalls, seeing a city through Instagram, and old vs. new media in the Arab Spring: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
Algorithms can help, but more fundamentally, we need to figure out what we want a diverse pool of information to look like.
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