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Back in 2012, the spread of outlandish conspiracy theories from social media into the mainstream was a relatively new phenomenon, and an indication of what was to come.
“It will be a flash in the pan. Some legislators will get pissy. And then in a few weeks they will move onto something else. Meanwhile we are printing money in the basement, and we are fine.”
“There’s a lot of hesitancy about becoming overly reliant on companies that have their own interests, ultimately, and they’re not always aligned [with news companies’ interests].”
A healthy chunk of Facebook users say they don’t get much news there any more — an outcome to be both expected and desired.
“Remember 98% of the time the people harassing you are not attempting to engage with your work in good faith.”
Slides and cards are a good way to highlight the strongest part of a story, whether it’s a visual component or a tidbit that competitors don’t have.
A new study finds that reading, watching, and breathing news all day can actually leave you less informed about politics and government than being more selective — with the right sources.
Social platforms know transparency matters when it comes to political advertising, but they’re also able to control the terms of that transparency.
The account, started by a 24-year-old special projects editor, uses a combination of partner footage, original reporting, and tongue-in-cheek humor to deliver news.