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“Politics as a chronic stressor”: News about politics bums you out and can make you feel ill — but it also makes you take action
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Nov. 2, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Is Patch Evil?, the future of Instapaper, Nielsen finds upswing in smartphone purchases

Coverage meets context: .@SunFoundation’s Sunlight Live starting tonight at 7 p.m. http://nie.mn/aQvgbM »

@webbmedia Saturday tweets go up tomorrow. We’ll tweet a link. »

Miss out on an #ONA10 session you really wanted to see? We’ve got ONA Rewind of Friday’s sessions http://nie.mn/aNQdU2 »

Going Gadget: Nielsen finds 41% of people who bought cell phones in last 6 months got smart phones http://nie.mn/aPjLvO »

RT @latimesbeck: We’ll be using @storify all day to bring you the best election comments and social media reaction. Join in at #latvote »

.@PBSMediaShift is hosting a daylong live chat on the election with an all-star cast of guests http://nie.mn/araUrR »

In which .@MarcoArment discusses growing Instapaper, why he’s shy on taking funding and lessons from Bruggers http://nie.mn/cSIce9 »

The Undesigned Web: Minimal, easily reformattable and controlled by readers http://nie.mn/9SP6Nt »

Election night in the newsroom: Here’s what some news orgs (old & new) have planned for today http://nie.mn/95W7oH »

A question of Evil? .@Webjournalist on why he asked "Is Patch Evil" at #ONA10, and what he thinks now http://nie.mn/9EgLLF »

 
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“Politics as a chronic stressor”: News about politics bums you out and can make you feel ill — but it also makes you take action
“Daily political events consistently evoked negative emotions [which] predicted worse day-to-day psychological and physical health, but also greater motivation to take action aimed at changing the political system that evoked the negative emotions in the first place.”
Digital-only newsrooms are in the firing line as Australian news law grinds toward reality
Lifestyle and youth publishers that source the majority of their traffic from Facebook face closure, while traditional media players that campaigned for the laws look set to be the relative winners.
Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing — and often hidden. Is help on the way?
“Conspiracies are flourishing with virtually no response from credible Spanish-language media outlets.”