Nieman Journalism Lab
Factchequeado launches to combat misinformation in Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S.
 ▪ “One of our approaches here is thinking if we manage [to get] platforms and the companies to put attention into Spanish-language misinformation in the U.S., that is going to benefit our regions in the long term.”
What’s working for local TV stations on Facebook? Posting early, killing hashtags, skipping sports
 ▪ Local TV stations have huge audiences on Facebook, but they’ll need new ways to reach younger Americans who associate the app with their parents.
Another language, another alphabet: Polish media adds Ukrainian sections amid war
 ▪ Poland, which has taken in more Ukrainian refugees than any other country, is launching news products for them.
As grisly images spread from Ukraine, open-source researchers ask what’s too gory to share
 ▪ “With the rise of Telegram, graphic imagery has proliferated in the world of open-source intelligence. Does it serve a purpose?”
Do browser extensions keep anyone away from fake news sites? Maybe a tiny bit
 ▪ A new study finds that NewsGuard’s credibility ratings for news sites helped steer the most frequent consumers of misinformation towards more reliable outlets.
What might reverse late-night TV’s decline?
 ▪ “If someone’s already watching something on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok, why would they set their DVRs for 1:30 a.m.?”
“We need to be interesting”: Editors of metro dailies talk about their biggest opportunities and challenges now
 ▪ “Instead of focusing on one very small geographic area, that same reporter may look for commonalities and trends across multiple areas.”
Revenue for hundreds of local news orgs went up in 2021, according to new data
 ▪ More than 50 local newsrooms with just one or two full-time employees made more than $100,000 in annual revenue in 2021.
How do newsrooms talk to readers when they’ve really screwed up? With process, transparency, and trust
 ▪ At their best, they talk explicitly about reader trust — how it gets earned and lost. They lay out their standards and where they fell short. They make opaque newsroom processes transparent. And they show their work.
Elon Musk says relaxing content rules on Twitter will boost free speech, but research shows otherwise
 ▪ A body of research shows that stronger, not weaker, moderation of the information ecosystem is what’s needed to combat harmful misinformation.
“Think carefully before you quote-tweet”: The Guardian releases new social media guidelines for staff
 ▪ “We strongly encourage staff to regularly delete historical tweets and other social posts.”
“Help is really available”: The International Women’s Media Foundation’s Nadine Hoffman on resources for addressing online violence
 ▪ “It has to be something that every level of the news organization is on board with and is taking seriously.”
Women journalists see harassment as part of the job, a new study finds
 ▪ Male journalists face less harassment — and different types of it — but seem to see it as part of a job well done.
Why researchers want broader access to social media data
 ▪ What could journalists and social scientists shed light on if they had a better view of the digital world?
The BBC commissions a study to show what life without the BBC would be like
 ▪ After just nine days of living without any BBC services, 70% of the households hostile to paying the full license fee had changed their minds. “I was quite surprised at how much I missed it.”
Don’t call it crazy: How the media “wraparound” effect cements people’s beliefs
 ▪ “If you are surrounded on all sides by information that seems to confirm this particular belief that you have, and every time you search for something you get information that confirms your beliefs, it would actually be illogical for you to say, ‘You know what, I reject this.'”
When political reporters get training on science issues, they improve the sourcing in their science-related stories months later
 ▪ They quote more scientists and cite more peer-reviewed studies, a new study finds. So maybe don’t cut your newsroom’s training budget to the bone?
Calendly didn’t pay me to write this post. It’s just a great tool for journalists.
 ▪ On average, it takes about seven emails to find and agree upon a meeting time. I don’t have the brain space for that.
“An audible gasp”: Quartz, once a high-flying startup, has sold to G/O Media
 ▪ “Selling was not the plan, but it became the very best path for Quartz.”
Anxiety and conflict avoidance keep people from calling out misinformation in messaging groups
 ▪ “It’s not simple media literacy. It’s a tough nut to crack.”