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Making Sense of Cellphone Videos, Spreadsheets as Stories, Notification Overload: J+D Digest

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)

Kia Gregory spotted this journalistic gem, fueled by data, showing the stark disparity in legal repercussions for nonwhites in Long Island. (Newsday)

Kayla Cristopherson: What do ordinary people think fake news is? Poor journalism and political propaganda. (Columbia Journalism Review)

Blake Eskin: How a shared spreadsheet became a storytelling tool. (The Cut)

Irwin Chen looks at the “grade AAA” investigative journalism that lead one dedicated reporter down the rabbit hole of Cambridge Analytica’s emotional data mining scripts. (Medium)

Plus:

Andrew Meier:  10 Minutes. 12 Gunfire Bursts. 30 Videos. Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre. (New York Times)

All of us take in much more than what’s mentioned in this post. Follow us on Twitter to stay in the loop.

 

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