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Journalists and designers tell stories, but we also read, listen, watch, play… So periodically we round up stories that the Journalism + Design team are looking at, listening to, and interacting with.
Jason Das: I have a special morbid interest in this topic because I disable alerts for pretty much everything but texts from family— Everyone loves push alerts, but there are problems. Like: What if readers don’t actually open them? (Nieman Lab)
Allison Lichter considers trust in the media as polls show nearly half of voters believe stories about Trump and his administration are sometimes fabricated entirely. An upside? Only a fraction of them think government should intervene. (Politico) Plus, how gossip can threaten the powerful and protect the vulnerable. (WNYC)
Kayla Cristopherson: What do ordinary people think fake news is? Poor journalism and political propaganda. (Columbia Journalism Review)
A revealing exchange featuring a sociologist (Zeynep) & the head of Facebook’s News Feed (Adam). On the logic & architecture of “engagement” pic.twitter.com/1Z59dHtkGm
— Hamza Shaban (@hshaban) October 27, 2017