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A bogus headline seems both more true and more familiar to people when it’s accompanied by a photo of any kind.
MediaReview wants to turn the mishmash vocabulary around manipulated photos and video into something structured.
“Media coverage contributes to an ecosystem that harms people and democracies, and we can’t ignore that context any longer.” Laura E. Davis
“Proper context will require that news outlets understand the political, economic, historical, and social environments of the places, people, and events that they report on.” Jasmine McNealy
“We needed a product to push out news faster to a consumer, even if it’s just one to two sentence updates.”
“When we do a story looking at 18 different commuting routes, we’ve created 18 different stories, in a way — we’ve created a story with 18 distinct audiences.”
Whether an image looks like a random Facebook post or part of a New York Times story doesn’t make much of a difference. But your level of experience with the Internet and image editing does.
“I wanted to start engaging with readers about our intentions behind our stories.”
“As a news organization, it’s perhaps an opportunity for us to be helping people fill those gaps without forcing them to go to Wikipedia or start Googling things, just to try to get the background they crave on a story.”