The Guardian / Adam Gabbatt
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism / Federica Cherubini
The New Yorker / Jelani Cobb
Why Jelani Cobb quit Elon Musk’s Twitter →
“On November 20th, the Mastodon handle @LauraMartinez posted, ‘I’m here because Elon broke Twitter,’ which was more of a summary of what a great many people felt about the old platform than a zealous endorsement of the buggy, complicated new one.”
The Guardian / Edward Helmore
Financial Times / Hannah Murphy, Alex Barker, and Arjun Neil Alim
Twitter’s ad business is in trouble →
“After several waves of job cuts and departures, Twitter’s ads business team has shrunk so much that many agencies no longer have any point of contact at the company and have received little to no communication in recent weeks, according to four industry insiders.”
The Guardian / Rupert Neate
The Washington Post / Erik Wemple
News outlets stand by their midterm debacle →
“Which is to say: Major media outlets promoted an inaccurate depiction of the national political mood heading into Election Day, and they have no stated regrets about it. And if they’re holding discussions on improving the coverage, they don’t care to disclose them.”
The Washington Post / Taylor Lorenz
Ars Technica / Ron Amadeo
The Present Age / Parker Molloy
“Sorry you didn’t get invited to a wedding, I guess?” →
“This is the story of some DC reporters who got upset that they didn’t get invited to a wedding. Nothing more. And naturally, when faced with pushback (such as asking why Cook didn’t bother to read the photo caption), these journalists got even more defensive, arguing that people just don’t understand how journalism works.”
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