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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Shan Wang    March 20, 2018
Also: an easier subscription flow, $10 million for media literacy in U.S. high schools, fact-checking efforts in search around health issues, and more.
Christine Schmidt    March 20, 2018
Hidden cameras. Leadership disagreements. And, oh yeah, misinformation is still a problem.
Gangadhar Patil    March 20, 2018
What is the state of philanthropy in India? Why are girls dropping out from certain schools at higher rates? How India Lives looks for the answers to these types of questions other organizations have, in publicly available data.
Ken Doctor    March 19, 2018
Three possibilities: Tronc merges with Gannett, Ferro tries to take the company private, or — maybe — Tronc begins to act more like a normal company.
Christine Schmidt    March 19, 2018
“I want people to enjoy the newsletter like they would a nice conversation over coffee or a cocktail or while sitting in a wooden swing on a porch.”
Christine Schmidt    March 19, 2018
“We have to remember, as media, we are gatekeepers to people’s understanding of the modern world.”
Alan Soon    March 16, 2018
Within the first three months of this year, the four-year-old news company brought a tech site and a top site for sports fans under its umbrella in order to grow its overall reach.
Laura Hazard Owen    March 16, 2018
Plus: YouTube’s sad reliance on Wikipedia, a problem with Pinterest, and how countries around the world are fighting misinformation.
Shan Wang    March 15, 2018
“We want to find people who recognize the potential of the audience, and are looking to capitalize on this potential and pull together a learning group to try some things and see what emerges.”
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen    March 15, 2018
“For a soft power approach to disinformation to work, it is critical that all stakeholders do in fact work together…If it fails, cruder responses may be the only ones left. But let’s hope not.”
Laura Hazard Owen    March 14, 2018
Facebook and Netflix are reportedly pushing into hard news video.
Laura Hazard Owen    March 14, 2018
“It is a product for people of good will — which I know sounds ridiculously naive, but so far it’s working quite well.”
Nicholas Quah    March 13, 2018
Plus: Continued steady, unsexy growth for podcasts, The New York Times tries windowing with Caliphate, and in-car podcast listening is growing while audiobook listening stays flat.
Shan Wang    March 12, 2018
“If we can cultivate this community of conscientious, civically engaged people, we know they’re also looking for ways to take action.”
Joshua Benton    March 12, 2018
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.