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“The new media continues in the ways of the old conventional media — that is, it supports patriarchy and negative portrayal of women.”
More than a quarter of Kenyans and Nigerians surveyed said they had shared stories that they knew were made up.
“In the West, Cracked, BuzzFeed, and Mashable had really picked up steam. We couldn’t relate to the contents; we didn’t get the jokes. So we decided to create content for people like us.”
Following the blueprint of Syria Deeply, the new Ebola-focused site hopes to deliver context and coherence in covering the spread and treatment of the virus.
The site, backed by the Agence France-Presse Foundation, is starting in South Africa but hopes to spread elsewhere.
Money from the Knight News Challenge will be used to grow Wikipedia Zero, a project that makes the site more accessible on feature phones. Justin Ellis
The German broadcaster is using SMS and dial-to-listen radio shows to reach an audience with limited Internet access.
In order to give a special report added weight and readability, designers broke out of the mold of the site’s normal design.