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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?”
Journalist’s Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here’s their latest roundup, including research into how Twitter impacts reporters’ news judgment, how often we remember where we read something, and why Facebook makes you feel bad.
“Bottom line: The decline in referrals to publishers from Facebook is not universal, and in the face of those declines, other sources of traffic are more important than ever.”
And unlike previous efforts, WhatsApp is giving the fact-checkers an important tool to reach the public more easily.