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Instead of letting public access channels wither due to commercial market fluctuations, we should publicly fund and expand the precious communication infrastructure that access media offers.
A seminal 2004 study was among the first to investigate the connection between deception rates and technology. What does a 2021 update show?
Users willing to pay $2.99/month can get access to an undo button, a Nuzzel-like “Top Stories” feature, and ad-free articles that will send a portion of revenue back to publishers.
Chinese outlets’ focus on Covid-19 was much more domestic, while the U.S. view was more focused on politics and the conflict between various levels of government on handling the crisis.
Vox’s mission, as Sharma and her team redefined it, is to still explain the news, but in a way that empowers people with the information and insight they need to understand the world around them.
Google “streamlined” its audio news offerings by ending its algorithm-customized briefing. Who’ll figure out the best way for listeners to discover short audio news?
The Gateway Cities Audio Project — which mixed research and community-building with workshops — sought to meet residents where they were.