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Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says maybe
1 week ago

Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says maybe

You may have read about – or already seen, depending on where you are – the latest tweak to Facebook’s interface: the disappearance of the likes counter.

Like Instagram (which… Continue Reading Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says maybe

Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy
3 months ago

Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy

Facebook’s News Feed algorithm determines what users see on its platform – from funny memes to comments from friends. The company regularly updates this algorithm, which can dramatically change what… Continue Reading Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy

Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies
4 months ago

Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies

What happens when an illegally logged tree falls or poachers kill endangered brown bears in the forest, but there’s no journalist to report it?
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Top tips and trends in social media education
5 months ago

Top tips and trends in social media education

2018 Michener-Deacon Fellow for Journalism Education Tamara Baluja spent the past year studying what journalism schools are teaching their students about social media storytelling, metrics and best practices. Here’s what she found
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Local news snapshot finds journalists split on their future
5 months ago

Local news snapshot finds journalists split on their future

Survey of small-market papers finds workers anxious about ad revenue, stressed about digital competition but still have their readers’ trust
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Distrust in media is on the decline, journalists tell survey
6 months ago

Distrust in media is on the decline, journalists tell survey

Journalists worldwide surveyed on how PR pitches, social media algorithms, data privacy and more are affecting their jobs in 2019
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