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I want your (anonymized) social media data

Social media sites’ responses to the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and new European privacy regulations have given users much more control over who can access their data, and for what purposes. To me, as a social media user, these are positive developments:...
How Christian media is shaping American politics

How Christian media is shaping American politics

For Americans growing up between the 1950s and the 1980s, religion was not a regular presence on television. Aside from Sunday morning shows or occasional commercials, religious programming issued end-time warnings, sought monetary contributions, or staged faith...
How Christian media is shaping American politics

How Christian media is shaping American politics

For Americans growing up between the 1950s and the 1980s, religion was not a regular presence on television. Aside from Sunday morning shows or occasional commercials, religious programming issued end-time warnings, sought monetary contributions, or staged faith...

What Comes After The Social Media Empires

The intense political battles over Facebook and the other giant social media companies mark the end of the empire-building phase of those companies’ history. Now they’re a mid-20th-century European power, agonizing over the inevitable loss of the colonies and trying...
Rebuilding trust in the media from the bottom up

Rebuilding trust in the media from the bottom up

America is living in a Facebook moment, where privacy is not private; a Sinclair moment, where local is not local; and a presidential moment, where truth is not true. It seems clear that someone needs to rebuild trust between the media and the communities it serves....

Local media struggle to hold Sinclair accountable

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s stations are under renewed scrutiny following Deadspin’s release of a montage of anchors reading the same script about fake news. Since then, many of the anchors featured in the video have been bombarded with insults. In an unusually candid...
US may tie social media to visa applications

US may tie social media to visa applications

US may tie social media to visa applications 31 March 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption If approved, the US state department proposal could affect around 14.7 million people a year The Trump administration has said it wants to start collecting the social...

Vox Media Hit With Large Round Of Layoffs

Vox Media is laying off around 50 people, their CEO Jim Bankoff announced Wednesday morning. Bankoff informed Vox Media staffers of the layoffs in an email Wednesday morning, which was obtained by BuzzFeed News. Company verticals Racked, Curbed, and SB Nation, as well...

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