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News and media literacy the way it’s always been taught may not be the right response to fake news woes

Fake news and news literacy and community engagement sometimes feel like new topics — and especially urgent ones, given nightmare-come-to-life incidents like Pizzagate.<p>But many people, including plenty in academia, have been plugging away at this line of work since well before Facebook had a fake …

How politics makes us stupid - Vox

In April and May of 2013, Yale Law professor Dan Kahan — working with coauthors Ellen Peters, Erica Cantrell Dawson, and Paul Slovic — set out to test a question that continuously puzzles scientists: why isn’t good evidence more effective in resolving political debates? For instance, why doesn’t …

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other …

Critical Thinking

Constructive Journalism Project

Stay up to date<p>Do you want to stay up to date with the latest developments in the growing field of constructive journalism? Subscribe here to our …

Journalism

What If the Newspaper Industry Made a Colossal Mistake?

What if almost the entire newspaper industry got it wrong?<p>What if, in the mad dash two decades ago to repurpose and extend editorial content onto the Web, editors and publishers made a colossal business blunder that wasted hundreds of millions of dollars? What if the industry should have stuck with …

Journalism

NYTimes Design Concept

New York Times redesign was done for study purposes only<br>and is not supposed to be implemented. The redesign contain ideas, which I would like New …

The Conversation of Design | Perspectives

Design

'Facebook needs an editor': media experts urge change after photo dispute

Tensions between Facebook and the news industry boiled over this week when the social media corporation censored a Pulitzer-winning Vietnam war photo, because it featured a naked child and violated site “community standards”.<p>The dispute over the “napalm girl” image, which a Norwegian writer …

Social Media

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Mark Zuckerberg accused of abusing power after Facebook deletes 'napalm girl' post

Norway’s largest newspaper published a front-page letter to the Facebook CEO lambasting the company’s decision to censor a photograph of the Vietnam war<p>Norway’s largest newspaper has published a front-page open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, lambasting the company’s decision to censor a …

Internet

Restverdien må takast

<b>Schibsted greier framleis å få store verdiar ut av VG og Aftenposten. Det får dei til gjennom automatiske kutt i forkant.</b> <br>Det går knapt ein dag eller …

Kaos og løgn ved Facebooks viktige veiskille

<b>Facebook sparker redaktørene for algoritmen, og lar den jobbe alene med å vise oss nyheter. Fritar det selskapet for ansvar?</b>Automatiske nyheter …

Martin Hoffmann - One to one - a new mode of communication,

Martin Hoffman<p>Convjournalism<p>From The Conference August 16, 2016<p><b>”The next big job in digital journalism is the copywriter… Who else should feed your</b> …

Chatbots

The Increasing Problem With the Misinformed

When discussing the future of newspapers, we have a tendency to focus only on the publishing side. We talk about the changes in formats, the new …

How not to respond to John Oliver’s ode to local newspapers

John Oliver’s 19-minute riff about what’s become of local newspapers made me laugh. Parts of it also made me want to cry.<p>But it did not make me want to complain — even for one second — about the comedian’s acerbic commentary on journalism in his “Last Week Tonight” show Sunday on HBO. Because the …

Journalism

Times shuts down NYT Now mobile app

Individual apps may not be the way forward, but the experiment has shown a new one<p>NYT Now, once the bright offspring of a nascent Paywalls 2.0 movement, is ending its short life. That not-unexpected move tells us how much the New York Times – and the market – has changed in the brief 28 months …

Nextwave

DESIGN DISRUPTORS

The future of business is being written by companies and products that—intentionally or not— shake billion dollar industries. In Design Disruptors, …