Month: March 2019

news of the people, by the people and for the people

‘Spirited Media is selling off its local sites and pivoting to consulting’

‘You’re going to have micro-community sites with 72 lost-dog stories a day and [you’ll have] investigative reporting — but most of the things between those are going to struggle if we can’t figure out the model. Well, we’ve figured it out, at least in theory 😎

March 7, 2019 0
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Paywalls are the wrong solution

because they divide us even more It’s not easy being a news site these days. Ad revenues are crumbling and Facebook has almost a stranglehold on peoples time. If you’re not on Facebook and paying them money for publicity then you might just as well not be there. But putting up a paywall is not…
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March 7, 2019 0

Fake news thrive on uncertainty

Interesting article about why deepfake videos are unlikely to be a problem in fake news, from The Verge. Fact: ‘Twitter and Facebook have unmasked tens of thousands of fake accounts from troll campaigns, but so far, those fake accounts haven’t produced a single deepfake video.’ The essence of fake news is that they’re fake, there…
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March 6, 2019 0