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What does it mean for other news organizations hoping to attract institutional support?
We wanted to know more about what really helps scientists talk to the public. What we found surprised us.
“Our Chartbeat dial went past the maximum. It went all the way around again.”
“We believe for local news to have a future, it has to be built for people when they truly need information before it is built for people when they are just curious.”
“What would be a really bad outcome of this being covered?”
Our research found that posts that came from influencers, as well as women without enormous numbers of followers, and that cited scientists or other scholars, received more likes, comments, retweets and hashtags.
Projects that demonstrate “clear ways to measure success” and aim to reach groups “disproportionately affected by misinformation” will be prioritized.
Plus: Cut the CRAAP, and Facebook’s Oversight Board announces the first cases it will take on.
The scientist has gained popularity as Covid’s excitable play-by-play announcer. But some experts want to pull his plug.