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The Whitespace Press: Designing Meaningful Absences into Networked News (from Remaking the News)

The following is an excerpt from an essay appearing in Pablo J. Boczkowski’s and C. W. Anderson’s new collected volume, “Remaking the News: Essays on the Future of Journalism Scholarship in the Digital Age”  from the MIT Press. The press’s democratic challenge is to create not only speech, but structures for listening. If “listening is to be understood […]

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Facebook can’t moderate in secret anymore.

I’ve been trying to write a comment about the leaked Facebook documents published by The Guardian this week. The documents, part of the training materials that Facebook provides to independently contracted moderators, instruct them on what they should remove and what should stay, across a wide variety of categories. But it’s hard not to feel disheartened […]

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Helping Newsrooms Work toward Their Democratic and Business Objectives (from Remaking the News)

The following is an excerpt from an essay appearing in Pablo J. Boczkowski’s and C. W. Anderson’s new collected volume, “Remaking the News: Essays on the Future of Journalism Scholarship in the Digital Age”  from the MIT Press. In the pages that follow, I begin by identifying potentially competing goals. Newsrooms can strive for democratic or business goals. […]

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Book review: Ramesh Srinivasan, “Whose Global Village: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World”

Ramesh Srinivasan, Associate Professor at the Department of Information Studies & Design at UCLA and the Director of the UC-Wide Digital Cultures Lab, has just penned, under the imprint of New York University Press, an important new manuscript on the global shaping of technology and culture. Combining the sensitivity of an anthropologist, the clear prose […]

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