Nieman Foundation at Harvard
“Journalism moves fast…philanthropy moves slow.” Press Forward’s director wants to bring them together
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“I see, every week, some example of where the two don’t understand each other. Each of them needs to shift a little bit.”
“We will all have to adjust to a new workflow. If it is a bottleneck, it will be a failure.”
“So much of the media coverage — and the trial itself — started at the point at which we’ve determined that [Lucy] Letby is an evil murderer; all her texts, notes, and movements are then viewed through that lens.”
“We feel like we really owe it to our readers to be honest about the stakes and to let them know that we truly cannot do this work without them.”
“We get requests from all over the world, and everyone says that their country is experiencing unprecedented levels of polarization or a breakdown in social cohesion.”
“May I suggest to any potential investors just setting your money on fire instead? Faster, less traumatic, same outcome.”
The news aggregator app has focused on puzzles and games that are “more welcoming to newcomers.”
“We do think our results can inform readers’ priors about the potential effects of social media in the final weeks of high-profile national elections.”
“It’s information. But it’s not news.”
“The step that we need to make as a society is moving from, ‘This came from a machine, it must be correct,’ to, if I’m talking to a friend of mine who says something crazy, ‘I need to double check that, I need to cross reference it to make sure that it is accurate.'”