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Articles by Francesco Zaffarano

Francesco Zaffarano is a social media journalist and former engagement editor at La Repubblica.
“If the lesson to be learnt from the resurgence of journalism during the pandemic is that people do need journalism only on the condition that journalism proves relevant to their everyday lives, then the best way to meet this demand is to ask people what kind of information they need.”
“Don’t go on a platform if you have nothing to say on it. News organizations’ success on TikTok will depend on our effort to understand the audience populating that platform.”
“The people who own, manage, and shape them might go — but social media are not going away anytime soon.”