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“The media treating Twitter like an assignment editor is one of the fundamental errors that enabled meme warriors to play everyone.”
Newspapers have all had to make cuts. But it doesn’t look like they’ve favored the beats that are most important to democracy — watchdog coverage of local governments — over other kinds of news.
Plus: A look at COVID-19 misinformation in Black online communities, and how conservative media may have made the pandemic worse.
Plus: Emphasizing a publisher’s name on social doesn’t seem to impact readers’ misinfo radar much one way or the other.
“The publishers that reported more than 6 percent of unique visitors reaching their stop threshold had ‘thriving’ digital subscription businesses.”
Sixteen percent of Americans pay for news, a report earlier this year found. It’s not exactly trickling down to local outlets.
“Who’s your audience? How will you serve that audience? Why do we care about that audience? No, really, what’s the payoff?”