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Nieman Lab Wire

The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Claire Wardle    Dec. 16, 2017
“We’re in a terrifying moment where our global information streams are polluted with a dizzying array of mis- and disinformation. Politicians are targeting the professional media as a way of building direct connections with citizens through social media.”
Aron Pilhofer    Dec. 16, 2017
“Journalists are the reason people pay for news in the first place. We are the product. The problem is, we’re still producing a 19th-century product and selling to a 21st-century audience, with predictable results.”
Vanessa K. DeLuca    Dec. 16, 2017
“More room will be made to discuss topics such as women’s political aspirations, leadership abilities, feminism and intersectionality, reproductive rights, fight for equal pay and battles against sexual harassment, with less bias and more nuance.”
Carrie Brown-Smith    Dec. 16, 2017
“Having been called ‘enemies of the people’ by our highest-ranking public official, reporters are starting to recognize the importance of not just a knee-jerk defense of their work, but one that shows exactly how they work to uncover wrongdoing and check facts.”
Caitlin Thompson    Dec. 16, 2017
“When podcasting reaches its potential size, looking more like peak radio penetration thanks to these many new and improved sources of discovery, we’ll start to see several revenue models arise to support the diversity of content now possible by untethering the form from RSS.”
Tim Carmody    Dec. 16, 2017
“These are the problems the entire industry is facing, with every service and every app: discovery, revenue sharing, bigger catalogs, more users, and better ads to serve them. That’s where the competition is going to happen.”
Corey Ford    Dec. 16, 2017
“2018 will be the year in which everyone in technology is obliged to look in the mirror and ask themselves not just whether their intentions are good enough, but whether their actions are strong enough.”
Sam Sanders    Dec. 15, 2017
“Every new story of allegations taking down a media heavyweight reveals just how much our industry needs to improve.”
Rachel Davis Mersey    Dec. 15, 2017
“You’ll sleep better, of course, if you don’t think too deeply about how much of your personal information now lives in the corporate domain, and appreciate that your consistency is part of your charm.”
Paul Ford    Dec. 15, 2017
“A story performing well in one market could, theoretically, perform well in multiple markets, and reach many more people. If a content platform supports that, by enabling a translation-friendly workflow, you could have a relatively inexpensive way to increase your reach.”
Matt DeRienzo    Dec. 15, 2017
“The last recession was brutal for newspapers and local news. The next one could be an extinction-level event, especially for small dailies owned by big corporate chains that have pillaged local newsrooms and local leadership.”
Charo Henríquez    Dec. 15, 2017
“Newsrooms can and should have people, or at least one person, dedicated to thinking about their journalism, their audience, the tools they have available, and how to best connect all three.”
Mariana Moura Santos    Dec. 15, 2017
“We will continue to work in collaboration across borders in Latin America, doing fact-checking over social networks — more and more on WhatsApp, which is one of the region’s main sources for information consumption and sharing.”
David Skok    Dec. 15, 2017
“Twelve months later, how are you feeling? Do you have a sense of dread every time you open your Twitter app? Does your heart sink whenever you get a breaking news alert on your phone?”
Rick Berke    Dec. 15, 2017
“Watch for intensified pitches stressing the value proposition: Exclusive ‘news that you can only get here.’ Trustworthy journalists. Reporters who have deep sourcing and deep knowledge of a crucial beat.”
Almar Latour    Dec. 15, 2017
“Following one of the most intense years of news coverage in recent memory, mixed with the ongoing tectonic shocks of technology, more news consumers will likely tire of the machine-gun salvo of incremental factoids wrapped in large-font breathlessness.”
Jarrod Dicker    Dec. 15, 2017
“This is the era of media companies as facilitators. How can we build and leverage tools that move the entire advertising ecosystem forward? Media is now a proactive economy, not a reactive one.”
Andrew Haeg    Dec. 15, 2017
“This year, a meaningful number of journalists will understand that their deeply encoded aloofness to the public is really the mutation that’s afflicting journalism — and they will begin to rethink and recode their work as both reporters and relationship-builders.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Dec. 15, 2017
A few thoughts from an exhausting year in fake news (or whatever we end up calling next year).
Ken Doctor    Dec. 15, 2017
From “meltdown” to “roll-up” to (of course) “fake.”