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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Laura Hazard Owen    Sept. 22, 2017
“Disinfobros.” Also: Snopes gets fact-checked about its own history, and Mark Zuckerberg is transformed by a meeting with a Waco minister.
Laura Hazard Owen    Sept. 21, 2017
“We think of this as a perfect use case for journalism — finding real, good information and displaying it back to the public.”
Shan Wang    Sept. 21, 2017
The Philadelphia Media Network is getting $1 million. Twelve organizations and five entrepreneurs-in-residence will be getting another for projects ranging from local news membership models to experiments in audience engagement.
Shan Wang    Sept. 20, 2017
Worry is universal — but a quarter of publishers surveyed said their revenues are going up, not down.
Shan Wang    Sept. 20, 2017
Meet your audiences where they are — in Univision’s case, preparing to weather a major storm, or evacuating in a car with only a phone in hand.
Ricardo Bilton    Sept. 19, 2017
Apple’s new augmented-reality tools will open up new ways to illustrate stories: “It’s not quite drag-and-drop for producers, but it’s super close to that when it comes to the backend.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Sept. 19, 2017
“This was once something that a whole generation of journalists got to do to start their careers. Sadly, we’ve seen it disappear. We want to restore that tradition.”
Everette E. Dennis and Robb Wood    Sept. 19, 2017
Two-thirds of respondents in the countries studied said they get news from social media every day.
Laura Hazard Owen    Sept. 18, 2017
“You can’t stop these guys from getting rich as hell and doing things, but I can at least have a marker laid out there in the cyber world saying: Hey, take a hard look.”
Trushar Barot    Sept. 18, 2017
That’s the argument of the BBC’s Trushar Barot, who believes voice AI is the biggest technology revolution that the news industry is missing — and that it’s not too late to do something about it.
Shan Wang    Sept. 15, 2017
Multiple versions of articles — with different headlines but also of different lengths and using different thumbnail art — are shown to BuzzFeed.com visitors until a winning combination emerges after a couple of hours.
Laura Hazard Owen    Sept. 15, 2017
Plus: “The year’s most consequential storylines have collided,” the differences between “observational” and direct correction, and one more trip to Macedonia.
Ricardo Bilton    Sept. 14, 2017
“[The] very difficult task is to figure out how we get people to think of us as a video destination, and that destination does not have to be Washingtonpost.com.”
Shan Wang    Sept. 14, 2017
“The impact we’ve made has been noticeable on people in powerful positions, whether it’s politicians or mainstream media. We’ve opened them up, to see that you can’t ignore this, and that’s a good first step.”