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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.
That depends on whether you want users or an audience.
Journalist’s Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here’s their latest roundup, including research into fake news, audience analytics, populism, VR, and fact-checking.
A limited group of academics will be given access to some Facebook data.
The appeal of Twitter for reporters is well known, but it’s worth spelling out: The benefits we get from it, real as they are, come at the cost of constant partial attention, all day and all night.
BuzzFeed’s fake-news reporter outlines some of the dangers ahead: “We have a human problem on our hands. Our cognitive abilities are in some ways overmatched by what we have created.”
“What we took away was that we can easily live without Facebook.”