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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Sarah Scire    July 15, 2021
“When you say national, usually what that means is New York or D.C. We’re trying to read that so that the gravity is really coming out of Southern California and expanding outward from that.”
Alexandra Shaheen, Megan Araula, and Shawn Bower    July 15, 2021
Rather than hastily address issues in the months leading up to big events where we expected lots of reader traffic, we decided to take stock of our systems as a whole and enact longer term resilience measures.
Joshua Benton    July 14, 2021
News Corp’s painfully named news aggregator promised to somehow battle “crass clickbait,” filter bubbles, media bias, and two trillion-dollar companies, all at once. It ended up being a D-minus Drudge clone and OnlyFans blog.
Wolfgang Blau    July 14, 2021
The degree of interdisciplinary collaboration with the science desk is new, and it could prove a model for how news organizations cover the climate crisis.
Laura Hazard Owen    July 13, 2021
“We were not going to quote Trump making his absurd claims about the election. We weren’t going to quote any of his many false statements. We were not going to give them oxygen.”
Nikki Usher    July 12, 2021
“We don’t write for white subscribers, but it ends up being white people who read us,” a Midwestern news executive told an audience earlier this year.
David Skok    July 12, 2021
The federal government should follow Australia’s lead in forcing arbitration between platforms and publishers when needed.
Joshua Benton    July 7, 2021
The marketplace for online news has thus far rewarded (a) premium quality and (b) local connection. USA Today’s digital subscription offering seems likely, in its current form at least, to fall between those two stools.
Hanaa' Tameez    July 1, 2021
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.
Joshua Benton    June 30, 2021
Management of the justice-and-policing-focused news org: “It became clear that The Appeal could not continue in its current form.” Staffers: “Today we are officially announcing the worker-led effort to relaunch The Appeal.”
Anne Schulz    June 30, 2021
Local news’ bundling of hard news, soft news, and other information used to be a major selling point, but the audience now believes there are better sources elsewhere for most of it.
Ciara Greene    June 30, 2021
“Some participants even developed false memories about the fake stories they had read…’Remembering’ previously hearing a fake COVID-19 story seemed to make some people in our study more likely to act in a certain way.”
Sarah Miller    June 29, 2021
What kind of awareness quotient are we looking for? What more about climate change does anyone need to know? What else is there to say?
Peter Cunliffe-Jones, Alan Finlay, and Anya Schiffrin    June 29, 2021
We found that while these laws have a chilling effect on political and media debate, they do not reduce misinformation harm.
Hanaa' Tameez    June 28, 2021
In the transition into post-Covid life, more and more news outlets in the U.S. are opting to keep putting on some virtual events even as in-person ones return.
Yuen Chan    June 28, 2021
“In my heart, I still want to be a journalist, but my only remaining choices are Stand News and Citizen News. Yet they’re likely to be the government’s next targets.”