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The most important problem with Facebook as a news outlet

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Facebook automatically chooses which posts to distribute based on how many people react to it.

Today, for one of my gigs, I posted two regional news stories of national significance for our audience. One of the posts was about bad news:

bad story

The other was about good news:

good story


Why this isn’t a media revolution

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Here’s one small thing I learned at Saturday’s We Make the Media conference: from now on I’m going to avoid describing shifts in the journalism market as a “revolution.”

Not because it’s adversarial. Because it’s a false promise.

Revolutions replace the institutions they destroy. And revolutions end.

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