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Archives: November 2022

“We initially built a ‘look-back’ experience but pivoted when we learned that our readers are more interested in insights that center on their reading ‘personality’ and content discovery rather than revisiting news from the past.”
Plus: Exploring why women leave the news industry, the effects of opinion labels, and susceptibility to disinformation.
“We learned that people have an interest if they can get to us.”
“Verifying preprints appeared to be a real challenge for journalists, even for those with advanced science education.”
“What I believe consumers want is to be able to get multiple sources of news in their feed.”
The outcomes confirmed anew that election polling is an uneven and high-risk pursuit.
Adam Davidson: “I think we got lazy as a field, and we let Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and, god help us, Elon Musk and their staff decide all these major journalistic questions.”
Goodbye to screenshotted best bits, DMs, “that tweet should be a story”…
“It gives you a much better view on what politics on a local level is, instead of just reading about it or going to a meeting yourself and sitting in as a guest.”