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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.
“People tend to get very outraged when there’s a death, when something terrible happens in the news, and then the conversation caves. But in the wellness community — in the world that I work in — people are really familiar with the idea of practice.”
The nation’s second-largest newspaper company had paid off most of its old debt and still generates positive cashflow. But it might head to bankruptcy anyway so investors can get paid.
In some cases, newsrooms have specific ideas or topics they need researched. In other cases, Storyful has an idea that it looks to find a home for.
“The new media continues in the ways of the old conventional media — that is, it supports patriarchy and negative portrayal of women.”
Even the best reporters eventually get something wrong. This experiment tried to use the tools we use to spread our stories to spread our mea culpas.