Adobe learns the Reddit lesson

Adobe is working with Reddit for an art project. Guess what happened. Go on, guess.

Although the subreddit has only been around for a little over a day, individuals attempting to poison the well of this interactive experience are uploading concealed, offensive content.

First rule of any user-generated content project: plan for the trolls. If it's on Reddit, it's the 2nd, 3rd and 4th rule, too.

Reddit’s new Adobe art project gets trolled by racist memes
Things took a turn.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism now has an Impact Editor

Key quote:

“We know journalism cannot bring about change on its own — but it can be a really effective piece of a bigger movement of actors and events that do bring about change”

The impact editor is Miriam Wells.

Meet the impact editor: The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is now paying someone to ensure its journalism makes a difference
“We know journalism cannot bring about change on its own — but it can be a really effective piece of a bigger movement of actors and events that do bring about change.”

Bad news for bad news fans: good news is good, too

The old mantra of "if it bleeds, it leads" might be excluding some audiences, according to new research:

These results suggest that if the media want to attract audiences, they don’t necessarily need to only show negative content, say the authors.  “Even as the average tendency may be for viewers to be more attentive to and aroused by negative content, there would appear to be a good number of individuals with rather different or perhaps more mutable preferences,” they write.
People’s Responses To News Clips Suggest There Is A Greater Market For Happy Stories Than Journalists Realise
By Matthew Warren. Overall, people tend to respond more to negative news coverage — but there is a huge amount of variation between different people.

How many other journalism sites give you stories from the British Psychological Society. Feel the quality! 😉