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Sophie Culpepper
“I see, every week, some example of where the two don’t understand each other. Each of them needs to shift a little bit.”
Sarah Scire
“We will all have to adjust to a new workflow. If it is a bottleneck, it will be a failure.”
Sarah Scire
“So much of the media coverage — and the trial itself — started at the point at which we’ve determined that [Lucy] Letby is an evil murderer; all her texts, notes, and movements are then viewed through that lens.”
Hanaa' Tameez
“We feel like we really owe it to our readers to be honest about the stakes and to let them know that we truly cannot do this work without them.”
Eduardo Suárez
“We get requests from all over the world, and everyone says that their country is experiencing unprecedented levels of polarization or a breakdown in social cohesion.”
Joshua Benton
“May I suggest to any potential investors just setting your money on fire instead? Faster, less traumatic, same outcome.”
Sarah Scire
The news aggregator app has focused on puzzles and games that are “more welcoming to newcomers.”
Laura Hazard Owen
“We do think our results can inform readers’ priors about the potential effects of social media in the final weeks of high-profile national elections.”
Colin Lecher, The Markup
“The step that we need to make as a society is moving from, ‘This came from a machine, it must be correct,’ to, if I’m talking to a friend of mine who says something crazy, ‘I need to double check that, I need to cross reference it to make sure that it is accurate.'”
Andrew Deck
Awarded investigative stories are increasingly relying on machine learning, whether covering Chicago police negligence or Israeli weapons in Gaza
Sophie Culpepper
“We don’t come in when there’s something crazy happening and then leave when it’s over. This is just what we do all the time. And I really hope that makes people trust us more as a newspaper.”
Laura Hazard Owen
“We observe a dramatic increase in posts containing screenshots of Canadian news stories in the post-ban period.”
Joshua Benton
For the first time ever, more online news sites produced Pulitzer finalists than newspapers did.
Sophie Culpepper
Just 15% of Americans paid or gave money to a local news source in the past year, according to new research from the Pew-Knight Initiative.
Ken Doctor
What’s important to watch, in this gnarly legislation filled with acronyms, are two simple things: Money In and Money Out.
Danielle K. Brown
“There are commercial reasons why some newsrooms focus on the spectacle and confrontation — the old journalism adage of ‘if it bleeds, it leads’ still prevails in many newsroom decisions…But it is a decision that delegitimizes protest aims.”
Andrew Deck
The Pulitzer Center is prioritizing reporters in the Global South, and all the sessions are free.
Sarah Scire
Recent work from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership offers recommendations.
Timothy B. Lee
A huge proportion of tech journalism is characterized by scandals, sensationalism, and shoddy research. Can we fix it?
Hanaa' Tameez
“Archiving materials still matters even in our digital age, primarily if the stories you explore provide a counter-narrative to the dominant society.”
Mark Coddington and Seth Lewis
Plus: Surprising attitudes about gender and credibility on the beat, how Trump drives outsized mainstream media attention to alternative media, and “sifting” as the key mode of next-gen news consumers.
Andrew Deck
The ChatGPT developer previously signed deals with The Associated Press, Axel Springer SE, the French newspaper Le Monde, and more.
Lam Thuy Vo, The Markup
Using slides, hand gestures, and the Vietnamese vocabulary of a five-year-old, we talked about fake faces.
Sarah Scire
Nonprofit news has seen an uptick in mergers, acquisitions, and other consolidations. CalMatters CEO Neil Chase still says “I don’t think we’ve seen enough yet.”
Jonathan Stray
“For a long time, ‘objectivity’ packaged together many important ideas about truth and trust. American journalism has disowned that brand without offering a replacement.”
Renee DiResta, Abhiram Reddy, and Josh A. Goldstein
Within days of visiting the pages — and without commenting on, liking, or following any of the material — Facebook’s algorithm recommended reams of other AI-generated content.
Neel Dhanesha
“The question is not about the topics but how you approach the topics.”
Siwei Lyu
“Our research addresses deepfake detection algorithms’ fairness, rather than just attempting to balance the data. It offers a new approach to algorithm design that considers demographic fairness as a core aspect.”
Sophie Culpepper
“People will pay you to make their lives easier, even when it comes to telling them which burrito to eat.”
Andrew Deck
Mozilla and CheckFirst found X’s ad library an “utter disappointment” and called for updates to Alphabet and Meta’s libraries ahead of EU elections
Andrew Deck
The legacy publication is leaning on AI for video production, a new breaking news team, and first drafts of some stories.
Neel Dhanesha
“I only make unimportant things now, but it’s all the unimportant things that really make up our lives.”
Joshua Benton
“While there is even more need for this intervention than when we began the project, the initiative needs more resources than the current team can provide.”
Richard Tofel
“I think risk aversion is the thing that’s killing our business right now.”
Jeff Jarvis
“If there are resources to be put to work, we must ask where those resources should come from, who should receive them, and on what basis they should be distributed.”
Samuel Jens
“Whether intentional or not, the legislation we examined created potential opportunities to diminish opposing voices and decrease media freedom — both of which are particularly important in countries holding elections.”
Sophie Culpepper
“Celestial events tend to draw highly engaged audiences, and this one is no exception.”
Joshua Benton
It would, um, “champion the same values of ‘truth and traditional’ as The Epoch Times” and, er, “nurture in the next generation of media professionals,” ahem, “the highest standards of personal integrity, fairness, and truth-seeking.”
Sarah Scire
“Reclaim Your Brain” acknowledges “the effect that the news cycle is having on us psychologically.”
Andrew Deck
The New York Times Simulator makes players choose which headline goes above the fold
Joshua Benton
“We know this may not be seen as traditional journalism, which is generally known for being dispassionate, reliant on inside sources, and indifferent to profitability.”
Sophie Culpepper
“I think sometimes we get stuck in an echo chamber of being around each other a little too much. And I think that can hinder some of this work.”
Joshua Benton
Ten years ago today, a new app arrived to strip the “media” out of social media, reducing messaging to two little letters. It burned bright, but not for long.
Andrew Deck
Phoebe Connelly on prompt training, AI anxieties, and her first-of-its-kind role
Sarah Scire
“We want everyone to feel they’ve got skin in the game here.”
Gretel Kahn
Three experts in fact-checking and misinformation explain how false narratives are created and spread to Spanish-speaking audiences.