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“For me, fundamentally, the mistake was thinking that journalism was where Medium was going to shine.”
“Our analysis finds that the vast majority of local election officials don’t even have social media accounts beyond Facebook. And, when they do, it is likely that they are not effectively reaching their audience.”
Until the news business adopts NFL-style revenue sharing — which, um, it won’t — the Packers are more of an exception than a useful metaphor.
Tweet Tiles are “a new, customizable way to expand the creative surface area of a tweet” that could give news publishers a way to stand out in feeds.
“Inoculation theory is about empowering people to make their own decisions about what to believe.”
Many mass killings receive relatively little news coverage in the U.S.
“Some of our community members were actually doing product work without knowing they were doing product work.”
Plus: How news organizations work to repair their histories of racism, media criticism on TikTok, and what news consumers think about fact-checking
Its High Court overruled a finding that Google was legally responsible for the contents of news articles it had no role in publishing. But it wasn’t unanimous.
“We do advocate against the racist function of policing, [but] we focus equally on being present in the community, doing poetry nights, basketball park takeovers, and other community-building, life-affirming activities.”