Nieman Journalism Lab
“We all we got”: How Black Twitter steered the spotlight to Shanquella Robinson’s death
 ▪ Black social media has often taken the lead in raising public consciousness when mainstream outlets overlook the death or disappearance of Black women.
Newsonomics: Two years after launching a local news company (in an Alden market), here’s what I’ve learned
 ▪ Eleven takeaways as Lookout Santa Cruz enters its third year.
Text-to-image AI is a powerful, easy technology for making art — and fakes
 ▪ Deep fakes have already been used to create nonconsensual pornography, commit small- and large-scale fraud, and fuel disinformation campaigns. These even more powerful image generators could add jet fuel to these misuses.
The Washington Post launches a year in news à la Spotify Wrapped
 ▪ “We initially built a ‘look-back’ experience but pivoted when we learned that our readers are more interested in insights that center on their reading ‘personality’ and content discovery rather than revisiting news from the past.”
How risky is it for journalists to cover protests?
 ▪ Plus: Exploring why women leave the news industry, the effects of opinion labels, and susceptibility to disinformation.
Coming to a Hawaii library near you: Honolulu Civil Beat is hosting pop-up newsrooms around the state
 ▪ “We learned that people have an interest if they can get to us.”
How the Covid-19 pandemic pushed preprint-based journalism into the mainstream
 ▪ “Verifying preprints appeared to be a real challenge for journalists, even for those with advanced science education.”
Post, the latest Twitter alternative, is betting big on micropayments for news
 ▪ “What I believe consumers want is to be able to get multiple sources of news in their feed.”
Some midterm polls were on target, but finding which pollsters to believe can be tough
 ▪ The outcomes confirmed anew that election polling is an uneven and high-risk pursuit.
Can Mastodon be a reasonable Twitter substitute for journalists?
 ▪ Adam Davidson: “I think we got lazy as a field, and we let Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and, god help us, Elon Musk and their staff decide all these major journalistic questions.”
11 (and counting) things journalism loses if Elon Musk destroys Twitter
 ▪ Goodbye to screenshotted best bits, DMs, “that tweet should be a story”…
Younger Americans are listening to more non-music (like podcasts and news) than ever  ➚
This German news outlet is teaching people about local politics with an in-person game
 ▪ “It gives you a much better view on what politics on a local level is, instead of just reading about it or going to a meeting yourself and sitting in as a guest.”
What’s the best way to deal with a flood of misinformation? Maybe it’s time for some deliberate ignorance
 ▪ “It is only by ignoring the torrent of low-quality information that people can focus on applying critical search skills to the remaining now-manageable pool of potentially relevant information.”
Meta’s layoffs make it official: Facebook is ready to part ways with the news
 ▪ “Meta had the resources at its peak to do incredible things. Not just the dollars, but the encouragement to think of the best outcome possible, to make the biggest impact we could.”
Nieman Lab is hiring a staff writer  ➚
“We actually go back to the beginning”: After launching in London, the TikTok-focused News Movement comes to the U.S.
 ▪ “One of our first successful TikTok videos that surpassed over a million views is our explainer of where Ukraine is on a map.”
There’s a 68 in 100 chance you’ll read this article about the audience for FiveThirtyEight-style election predictions
 ▪ In other words, the odds are pretty good — but it’s far from a lock.
How a nonprofit media company conducted its first political poll ahead of the midterms
 ▪ Futuro Media isn’t the type of news outlet that normally conducts political polling, which is why it wanted to dip its toes in.
Election coverage that shows generic “long line” images may discourage voting, new research finds
 ▪ We found that Americans who see news coverage that shows generic “line” images at polling places are less likely to say they will vote in future elections.