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Articles by Zizi Papacharissi

Zizi Papacharissi is professor and head of the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago and editor of Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.
“News audiences are now too savvy for clickbait.”
“Why stay? Does the economic benefit really outweigh the reputational cost? The time seems opportune to leave and make a statement in so doing.”
“We never fixed what was broken about old media. Instead, we built something new on top of an already flawed foundation.”
“Truth is more than a collection of facts; it’s a mechanism for belonging.”
“Flood our screens with the truth and crowd out everything designed to distract us from it. You still get to decide what’s news. Don’t be in such a hurry to give up on your agency.”
“Can we really build bots to detect bullshit when our own bullshit detectors are subpar?”
“I am tired of seeing the same old faces dominate news and politics. I want to hear and see young, sensitized, informed, and clever people, from all perspectives and backgrounds, populate my infoscape.”
“What is news, and what is noise? Do both deserve the same amount of attention?”
“News becomes a colorless background, wallpaper to our everyday experience, rather than a dynamic, substantial map of the world we live in.”
“It’s a mistake to characterize gonzo as emotional and thus erratic: On the contrary, the approach is about emotion applied carefully — curated emotion, emotion and reason working together, objectivity and subjectivity as parallel processes and not polar opposites.”