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After criticism over “viewpoint diversity,” NPR adds new layers of editorial oversight
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After criticism over “viewpoint diversity,” NPR adds new layers of editorial oversight / “We will all have to adjust to a new workflow. If it is a bottleneck, it will be a failure.” / By Sarah Scire
“Impossible to approach the reporting the way I normally would”: How Rachel Aviv wrote that New Yorker story on Lucy Letby / “So much of the media coverage — and the trial itself — started at the point at which we’ve determined that [Lucy] Letby is an evil murderer; all her texts, notes, and movements are then viewed through that lens.” / By Sarah Scire
Increasingly stress-inducing subject lines helped The Intercept surpass its fundraising goal / “We feel like we really owe it to our readers to be honest about the stakes and to let them know that we truly cannot do this work without them.” / By Hanaa' Tameez
In an increasingly fractured Europe, this project is betting on one-on-one talks as a way to find common ground / “We get requests from all over the world, and everyone says that their country is experiencing unprecedented levels of polarization or a breakdown in social cohesion.” / By Eduardo Suárez
After The Messenger’s collapse, Jimmy Finkelstein seems to be itching for a do-over / “May I suggest to any potential investors just setting your money on fire instead? Faster, less traumatic, same outcome.” / By Joshua Benton
Apple News adds a new original game to boost News+ subscriptions / The news aggregator app has focused on puzzles and games that are “more welcoming to newcomers.” / By Sarah Scire
People who got off Facebook for 6 pivotal weeks in 2020 may have been less likely to vote for Trump / “We do think our results can inform readers’ priors about the potential effects of social media in the final weeks of high-profile national elections.” / By Laura Hazard Owen
How NPR and Floodlight teamed up to uncover fossil fuel “news mirages” across the country / “It’s information. But it’s not news.” / By Neel Dhanesha
This journalism professor made a NYC chatbot in minutes. It actually worked. / “The step that we need to make as a society is moving from, ‘This came from a machine, it must be correct,’ to, if I’m talking to a friend of mine who says something crazy, ‘I need to double check that, I need to cross reference it to make sure that it is accurate.'” / By Colin Lecher, The Markup
For the first time, two Pulitzer winners disclosed using AI in their reporting / Awarded investigative stories are increasingly relying on machine learning, whether covering Chicago police negligence or Israeli weapons in Gaza / By Andrew Deck