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The Tow Center for Digital Journalism hosts a variety of diverse research projects that explore innovation at the intersection of journalism and technology.
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Andrea Wenzel Jan 17
In new report w/ we take stock of early efforts to engage at the neighborhood level by & & some lessons learned
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Tow Center Jan 17
A new report from & examines if news initiatives in a majority- African American neighborhood can change how residents perceive media coverage of their community.
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Mark Glaser Jan 10
When news consumers learn how to verify the credibility of information, they become empowered, says in this great piece about news literacy and how it boosts trust in local news.
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Tow Center Jan 10
‘As foundations grow more powerful within the world of journalism, how might they influence journalistic practice?’ ask & for
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Tow Center Jan 9
these articles are part of the reason for initiating the research - which plays a different role to journalism. We had a wide ranging meeting (mentioned in the report) of reporting organisations from NYC that agreed there were big challenges in identifying the nature of the gaps
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Tow Center Jan 8
Very happy to hear all feedback - good and bad. As for more reporting - yes copy that. As for less research - there’s a real need (in our opinion ) to understand more about what is happening on the ground. As was clear from our interviews, there is not much consensus on that
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Sarah Stonbely Jan 7
The question of the quantity and quality of local journalism in dense urban areas is beginning to get the research attention it deserves: "Media Mecca or News Desert? Covering local news in New York City" via
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sararafsky Jan 7
An intro to my new report: "Does the media capital of the world have news deserts?" via
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Sam Thielman Jan 7
Really pleased to announced the publication of a great new report by the 's own on the wide-ranging topic of local media in New York, with terrific insights from folks such as , , and many more:
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emily bell Jan 7
At the we take no money from technology companies - or other businesses for that matter - as independent research is critical . does a great job of setting out trade-offs here :
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sararafsky Jan 7
What does the crisis for local news look like closer to home? This summer I spoke with 28 NYC news organizations about how they allocate diminishing editorial resources. "Media Mecca or News Desert? Covering local news in New York City" via
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Tow Center Jan 7
How do local news organizations in NYC prioritize beats, identify gaps in coverage, and allocate resources against editorial priorities? Check out ’s newest report by research fellow Sara Rafsky 👇
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stacy-marie ishmael Jan 6
How are product managers and designers at Twitter reckoning with the reality that changes like altering faves from stars to hearts fomented so much drama and confusion because folks are are now conditioned by the UI to believe that a “heart” is an “endorsement” in all cases?
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Victoria Baranetsky Dec 19
FB failing on its promises to provide information vital to our democracy. Another reason a substantive access right to corporate records should be created where information is key to a functioning government.
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Jon Keegan Dec 19
Sadly, this follows other FB initiatives that have fallen far short of their promises. See + 's look at their fact-checking partnership for another data point: h/t
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Tow Center Dec 19
We are hoping to use this piece of work as a way to start that catalog of geographically locally-oriented efforts. Very happy too to share methodologies and help efforts of others in pursuing similar research
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Nicole Blanchett, PhD Dec 19
A must read--really important work being done by re use of traditional formats to spread partisan info in the form of "local news"--especially love the sharing of methodology re how findings were reached, via on
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Joshua Benton Dec 18
Pulling together some traffic/analytics for end-of-year, and I'm curious if anyone else is seeing what we are: significant overall growth but a sort of flatlining on social?
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Mike Ananny Dec 17
“Community reviewing” joins: - user flagging - algorithmic ID’ing of misinfo & content failing copyright & community standards (similar algos?) - outsourced & in-platform content moderating - professional fact checking - Foucauldian governmentality - more
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Jon Keegan Dec 18
Fantastic work by uncovering the connections between these sites 🕸: Hundreds of ‘pink slime’ local news outlets are distributing algorithmic stories and conservative talking points via
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