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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Shan Wang    Aug. 18, 2017
“The ability to recognize a brand — this is a huge thing right now. We don’t want people to say, ‘I read this on Facebook.'”
Laura Hazard Owen    Aug. 18, 2017
Plus: The AP’s new fake news listing, a lack of center-right news outlets, and how to spot a fake viral video.
Shan Wang    Aug. 17, 2017
“We realized that context and explanation, we should take those things to an almost radical level.”
Christine Schmidt    Aug. 17, 2017
This crowdfunding startup wants to be the bridge between declining advertising revenues and paywalls with low conversion rates.
Shan Wang    Aug. 16, 2017
Closing in on a year, the company founded by serial entrepreneur and investor Jason Calacanis now has around 300,000 subscribers across 30 newsletters, and average open rates just above 40 percent.
Ricardo Bilton    Aug. 16, 2017
“Watch is appealing because it’s not just about getting as many of those singular people watching, but also developing a community of people intrigued by the content who want to watch together.”
Nicholas Quah    Aug. 15, 2017
Plus: Another daily news podcast — this time from Vox and Midroll, Radiolab controversy, and are there too many celebrity podcasts?
Ken Doctor    Aug. 15, 2017
“The New York Times, The Washington Post, and ProPublica, among others, have risen to the national occasion. But they can’t be expected to grapple with the real, transcendent issues state by state, community by community.”
Christine Schmidt    Aug. 14, 2017
“If people would like to replicate it elsewhere, we would be happy to support them in exploring that idea.”
Christine Schmidt    Aug. 14, 2017
“We think that we need more coverage of people who are taking action to change their lives for the better, more reporting that sheds light on the forces they are up against.”
Christine Schmidt    Aug. 11, 2017
For one thing, people did really, really badly on the quizzes (although that could be due to a language barrier).
Laura Hazard Owen    Aug. 11, 2017
Plus: Crimea’s News Front; the fate of online trust; Facebook stops saying “fake news.”
Christine Schmidt    Aug. 10, 2017
“Nobody goes into journalism because they want to cater to advertisers and deliver them as many eyeballs as possible.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Aug. 10, 2017
“How do you make it more palatable and acceptable for people to emotionally engage with reality?”