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July 27, 2022, 8:27 p.m.

The next time someone wants your newsroom to “pivot to video,” remember some history

“It’s always journalism that gets sacrificed on the altar of video metrics fakery and BS.”

Editor’s note: In this thread, Aram Zucker-Scharff rewinds the recent history of the news industry’s “pivot to video,” as Facebook and Instagram reinvent their feeds to be more video-centric and TikTok-like.

POSTED     July 27, 2022, 8:27 p.m.
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