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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Candice Norwood and Rebekah Barber, The 19th    Dec. 6, 2022
Black social media has often taken the lead in raising public consciousness when mainstream outlets overlook the death or disappearance of Black women.
Ken Doctor    Dec. 5, 2022
Eleven takeaways as Lookout Santa Cruz enters its third year.
Hany Farid    Dec. 5, 2022
Deep fakes have already been used to create nonconsensual pornography, commit small- and large-scale fraud, and fuel disinformation campaigns. These even more powerful image generators could add jet fuel to these misuses.
Hanaa' Tameez    Nov. 30, 2022
“We initially built a ‘look-back’ experience but pivoted when we learned that our readers are more interested in insights that center on their reading ‘personality’ and content discovery rather than revisiting news from the past.”
Mark Coddington and Seth Lewis    Nov. 30, 2022
Plus: Exploring why women leave the news industry, the effects of opinion labels, and susceptibility to disinformation.
Hanaa' Tameez    Nov. 29, 2022
“We learned that people have an interest if they can get to us.”
Alice Fleerackers    Nov. 29, 2022
“Verifying preprints appeared to be a real challenge for journalists, even for those with advanced science education.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Nov. 28, 2022
“What I believe consumers want is to be able to get multiple sources of news in their feed.”
W. Joseph Campbell    Nov. 22, 2022
The outcomes confirmed anew that election polling is an uneven and high-risk pursuit.
Julia Angwin, The Markup    Nov. 21, 2022
Adam Davidson: “I think we got lazy as a field, and we let Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and, god help us, Elon Musk and their staff decide all these major journalistic questions.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Nov. 18, 2022
Goodbye to screenshotted best bits, DMs, “that tweet should be a story”…
Hanaa' Tameez    Nov. 16, 2022
“It gives you a much better view on what politics on a local level is, instead of just reading about it or going to a meeting yourself and sitting in as a guest.”
Joshua Benton    Nov. 15, 2022
“It is only by ignoring the torrent of low-quality information that people can focus on applying critical search skills to the remaining now-manageable pool of potentially relevant information.”
Sarah Scire    Nov. 14, 2022
“Meta had the resources at its peak to do incredible things. Not just the dollars, but the encouragement to think of the best outcome possible, to make the biggest impact we could.”
Marina Adami    Nov. 9, 2022
“One of our first successful TikTok videos that surpassed over a million views is our explainer of where Ukraine is on a map.”
Nicholas Diakopoulos    Nov. 8, 2022
In other words, the odds are pretty good — but it’s far from a lock.
Hanaa' Tameez    Nov. 8, 2022
Futuro Media isn’t the type of news outlet that normally conducts political polling, which is why it wanted to dip its toes in.
Kathleen Searles    Nov. 7, 2022
We found that Americans who see news coverage that shows generic “line” images at polling places are less likely to say they will vote in future elections.