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Articles by Burt Herman

Burt Herman, a former reporter for The Associated Press, is the co-founder of Storify.
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“We have a chance to try again and learn from the tortured history between technology companies and journalism.”
“Journalists will become even more essential to society as AI enters the mainstream, where we will help set standards, track potential abuses, and bring our ethics and standards to the technology.”
“While it may seem like responsible, dogged journalism is gasping for its last breath, newsrooms can and are rising from the ashes.”
“Let’s not have this be yet another time where we look back in 20 years and realize we threw away our shot.”
“We need to use the convening power of media to build network effects, where products get better the more people that use them.”
“Going deep with local news means creating uniquely valuable journalism, rather than fighting the traffic battle against dozens of hot takes on Washington’s latest twists and turns.”
“The coming year will see more companies abandon websites altogether to save costs, pouring all resources into media creation and leaving presentation and distribution entirely to outside platforms.”
In the real-time news cycle, social media can — and should — be about much more than conversation.