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News organizations’ audiences are increasingly moving from public social media to closed or semi-closed platforms like WhatsApp, Discord, and Facebook Groups. But there are still opportunities for good reporting on the communities we cover.
Indiana University researchers “have found that steep competition for users’ limited attention means that some ideas go viral despite their low quality — even when people prefer to share high-quality content.”
But messaging apps are picking up the slack, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism finds in its 2018 Digital News Report.
“Finding strategies for artfully conveying complex information in ways that break down attention and trust-based barriers represents the most important challenge in our politically tumultuous time.”
La Pulla is run out of El Espectador, Colombia’s oldest newspaper. But to remain independent, the team fundraises for its own salaries, equipment, and expenses.
Also, has the “fake news” moment already passed for academics?
Stations in our sample posted an an average of just over 50 percent local content, using an an extremely generous threshold for “local” content.