A few recent articles about what’s happening with the news media, readers, viewers, listeners, and bots.
What People Really Want in a News Organization – Sally Lehrman at The Atlantic.
The Trust Project, a collaboration of news organizations around the world, has discovered (!) something interesting about what readers want from news: “Thoughtful online readers who genuinely want to be informed about their own communities and the world. Skeptical citizens who work very hard to gather a more complete, nuanced picture of issues and events than they believe news organizations typically provide.”
Despite subscription surges for largest U.S. newspapers, circulation and revenue fall for industry overall – Michael Barthel at the Pew Research Center.
The big US dailies – like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal – have registered big gains in digital subscriptions. But for the industry overall, both circulation and ad revenue continues to decline.
Digital Enthusiasts and Informed Skeptics – Mark Bauerlein at First Things Magazine.
What’s better for learning – louts of video and digital resources, to training in speech and taking notes by hand?
Internet traffic from bots exceeded human-generated traffic in 2016 – April Glaser at Recode.
That’s a lot of bots!
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