Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Negative words in news headlines generate more clicks — but sad words are more effective than angry or scary ones
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Articles by Basile Simon

Basile Simon is a hacker/journalist at BBC News Labs.
“I eagerly await the large ‘merchants of truth,’ news organizations that trade on their production of accurate records, marketing their ability to establish provenance and unbroken integrity, from capture to their client’s screen.”
“Traditional narratives assume that publishing online and in print require different workflows, file formats, and so on. But do they?”
“Developers and programmers seem to agonize in similar ways over being promoted away from what they do best — writing code and building things.”
“Mass surveillance, interception, and metadata collection is all around the Internet, and HTTPS is the first step we must take to make our readers feel secure.”