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There’s no easy solution to them, but the media plays an important role in both combating them and making them worse.
“Instead of thinking about platform companies as the next generation of newspapers, radio stations, or TV channels, we should see them as entirely new entities that shapeshift constantly. Sometimes they are like cities, newsrooms, post offices, libraries, or utilities — but they are always like advertising firms.”
“We saw lots of interest in AI in China, and the sector is moving so fast in the country…The U.S. still has the best AI talent, but there are many good engineers and AI researchers in China as well.”
That’s the argument of the BBC’s Trushar Barot, who believes voice AI is the biggest technology revolution that the news industry is missing — and that it’s not too late to do something about it.
Pew’s annual survey of the news media shows that trends of mobile consumption and platform domination are ongoing.
Plus: Midroll’s CEO steps down, Malcolm Gladwell goes audio, and how voice assistants (Siri, Alexa, Cortana) could impact NPR’s drive time programs.
Evernote Context integrates the research process seamlessly into the user’s workflow — why don’t (some) users like it?
Okay, so this isn’t actually a list. But a new tool is aiming to lower the barriers for community participation in blogging with a little help from BuzzFeed’s format. Sarah Darville
Plus: Keith Olbermann’s back at ESPN, trouble at Al Jazeera America, and the rest of the week’s news in journalism and tech.
“Twitter is known for three things. It’s known for the Arab Spring, it’s known for Justin Bieber, and it’s known for narcissism.”