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“It’s the inherent instability in the space that makes it so fascinating to many researchers.”
“The very idea of collectively tuning in to history as it happens has been altered, as the profusion of channels and platforms now funnels audience members into self-segregated affinity groups where messages are shaped more for confirmation than enlightenment.”
Plus: How participatory journalism became a taken-for-granted norm, how news use can help mitigate misinformation beliefs, and the limits of live fact-checking.
“When the embargo [on ink and paper] started, we began to work hard on strengthening the digital side.”
Silver on ABC: “They have limited rights to some models post–license term, but not the core election forecast stuff.”
Is this Fox News cleaning up its act after that $787.5 million Dominion settlement? Dealing with the latest in a long line of workplace lawsuits? Or betting they can make someone else a star in the same time slot?
“The ‘first and most voiced complaint’ from participants was that news coverage of people like them skewed toward negative stories or reflected them in a negative light.”
“We can’t keep losing money.”
“BuzzFeed is the most important news organization in the world.”