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“The future is very hard to know, but standards of journalistic accuracy apply to descriptions of the future at least as much as they apply to descriptions of the present, if not more so.”
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Plus: Remixing podcast talent to build new shows, Google prepares to enter the market in a big way, and how to avoid “radiosplaining.”
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The new tool, developed at Columbia, aims to help newsrooms measure the qualitative and quantitative impact of their stories after publication — not just in terms of pageviews.
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A new report from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism examines the rise of games and quizzes in online media and how news organizations might take better advantage of them.
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“Once a certain critical mass is met, repetition has a powerful effect on belief. The rumor becomes true for readers simply by virtue of its ubiquity.”
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From the protests in Hong Kong to Occupy and Sandy in New York, a new generation of tools is allowing communities to connect without using the Internet. Can they have a use in news too?