news

Feb
25
Why is online news still such a miserable experience?

Why is online news still such a miserable experience?

Dave Winer asks a good question about the state of online news
1 min read
Jun
25
Solutions journalism: a possible antidote to news apathy and disengagement

Solutions journalism: a possible antidote to news apathy and disengagement

A relentless stream of problem stories makes the world feel worse than it is, and makes people more susceptible to manipulation. Can solutions journalism reverse that?
3 min read
Jun
14
Digital News Report 2018: traffic from — and trust in — social media on the decline

Digital News Report 2018: traffic from — and trust in — social media on the decline

The new Digital News Report is out - and things are looking grim in the intersection of social media and news. Here's a couple of preliminary observations.
4 min read
May
15
Facebook's approach to news is getting ever more elitist - and controlling

Facebook's approach to news is getting ever more elitist - and controlling

Facebook is about to start pumping millions into news publishers to create Facebook Watch as a viable video channel. That's really uncomfortable timing…
4 min read
May
10
Hyperactive reporting is a problem. Let’s fix it.

Hyperactive reporting is a problem. Let’s fix it.

Have we let the internet’s hype cycle shorten our attention span for big stories? Yes. And that’s a problem.
1 min read
May
10
The dangerous ignorance at the heart of Facebook

The dangerous ignorance at the heart of Facebook

The attitude Mark Zuckerberg is displaying towards news suggests a deep ignorance of the true dynamics of news and its role in society.
2 min read
Feb
19
Facebook: our news figures don't include social video or posts without links

Facebook: our news figures don't include social video or posts without links

Do you remember that figures that Facebook have been quoting about news being 5% of newsfeed content? Buzzfeed went and
1 min read
Jul
04
Facebook & news publishers: a rocky relationship

Facebook & news publishers: a rocky relationship

How are Facebook’s efforts to reach out to publishers going? “To call this group a partnership group is a
1 min read
Mar
20
Techmeme, and the opportunity in connecting the conversation

Techmeme, and the opportunity in connecting the conversation

Has our lust for innovation made us move on from ideas too quickly? I’ve been mulling that over for
2 min read
Mar
13
Compass News: the latest attempt to build a Netflix for news

Compass News: the latest attempt to build a Netflix for news

There’s a new journalism aggregator in town, called Compass – and it’s attempting to be a Netflix for news.
2 min read