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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Joshua Benton    July 22, 2019
If journalists want to criticize the anything-goes ethos of Facebook, it’s only fair to note when news organizations’ hunger for scale leads them down the same problematic path.
Laura Hazard Owen    July 22, 2019
“We probably won’t do twincest again.”
Joshua Benton    July 19, 2019
Fifty years ago, with humanity about to reach the moon, The New York Times gave a poet a corner of the front page.
Laura Hazard Owen    July 19, 2019
Plus: How college students evaluate fake vs. real news, and an algorithm that doesn’t just identify fake news but explains why.
Ken Doctor    July 18, 2019
A combined GannHouse (Gatenett?) would own 1 out of every 6 daily newspapers in America. The goal? Buy two or three more years to figure out how to make money in digital.
Christine Schmidt    July 18, 2019
“We’re ultimately trying to do this as small and nimble as possible so that we can be seeing what’s working and throw out what’s not — and quickly being able to shift in a way that’s a little bit harder when you’re working with a 150-year-old newspaper.”
Christine Schmidt    July 18, 2019
“The toll of moderating uncivil comments may be much stronger for moderators putting in several hours or a full day.”
Christine Schmidt    July 17, 2019
Recipients include 100 Days in Appalachia, Block Club Chicago, Chalkbeat, and the Tyler Loop, among others.
Nicholas Quah    July 16, 2019
“There remains a lot we don’t know, and I have strong feeling we’re witnessing a little shard of a much larger, complicated soul-searching process.”
Nicholas Quah    July 16, 2019
Plus: Tim Ferriss brings back ads, two American companies go British, and the mystery of the one-star iTunes review.
Joshua Benton    July 15, 2019
When one news publisher has a story about something bad — a disaster, a death, or just general terribleness — other publishers move more quickly to match it than they do with good news.
Laura Hazard Owen    July 15, 2019
Hint: Don’t just throw discounts at them.
Christine Schmidt    July 15, 2019
“I really believe in the power of people to organize and advocate from the bottom up to create some solutions to this. I don’t think these solutions are going to come out of commercial media.”
Laura Hazard Owen    July 12, 2019
Plus: All the media literacy resources, and giving parents information about the flu vaccine.