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LAS VEGAS, NV - December 15, 2015:  Donald Trump pictured in the Spin Room at the CNN GOP Debate at The Venetain Resort in Las vegas, NV on December 15, 2015. Credit: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch/IPX
The news was mostly bad for publishers and news organizations last year.
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“When I look back at all the posts a year from now, I want to see that they reflect the editorial values of a great general-interest magazine.” Shan Wang
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We sift through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here are 10 of the most interesting studies about social and digital media published in 2015.
Students work at the new Jacki and Gilbert Cisneros assignment desk in the new Wallis Annenberg media center.
Called the JEDI Desk, the class is focused on everything from Snapchat and Facebook to 360-degree virtual reality video.
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“What Rolltape represents to me is an attempt to carve out a whole new digital space that requests a completely different kind of social interaction: sincerely, thoughtfully, slowly.”
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“I’m thinking less about the standard linear TV viewer, and more about how it’s going to play on multiple platforms, how it’s going to play on social.”
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“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
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The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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