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Monthly report: March 2018

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 114 influencers like Mark Glaser and Nieman Lab, discussing hashtags such as #socialj , #infoneeds and #BergerAward.
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When towns lose their newspapers, disease detectives are left flying blind

On Mar 20, 2018
@jcstearns shared
The loss of local news is not just a civic health issue, it is also a public health issue: https://t.co/NTnTJwEXI1 via @statnews
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The decline of the newspaper industry is shutting off an important valve of information for researchers who rely on it to track the spread of outbreaks.

www.statnews.com
On Mar 20, 2018
@jcstearns shared
The loss of local news is not just a civic health issue, it is also a public health issue: https://t.co/NTnTJwEXI1 via @statnews
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When towns lose their newspapers, disease detectives are left flying blind

The decline of the newspaper industry is shutting off an important valve of information for researchers who rely on it to track the spread of outbreaks.

Knight Media Forum Focuses on Non-Profit News, Impact and Danger of Algorithms

On Feb 24, 2018
@mediatwit shared
[email protected] told a crowd at the @knightfdn Media Forum that his biggest concern is that “we have not realized that we are living within an algorithmic society that is optimizing for the wrong thing.” See what he meant. @jasonalcorn. https://t.co/HV8GlGF27t @jimmy_wales @amywebb https://t.co/BGV89RvUmX
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MIAMI – The theme of this year’s Knight Media Forum in Miami was “Strengthening Local News, Community and Democracy.” The annual gathering of librarians, community foundations and journalists hosted by the Knight Foundation opened with a panel of Knight Commissioners who set a pragmatic ...

mediashift.org
On Feb 24, 2018
@mediatwit shared
[email protected] told a crowd at the @knightfdn Media Forum that his biggest concern is that “we have not realized that we are living within an algorithmic society that is optimizing for the wrong thing.” See what he meant. @jasonalcorn. https://t.co/HV8GlGF27t @jimmy_wales @amywebb https://t.co/BGV89RvUmX
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Knight Media Forum Focuses on Non-Profit News, Impact and Danger of Algorithms

MIAMI – The theme of this year’s Knight Media Forum in Miami was “Strengthening Local News, Community and Democracy.” The annual gathering of librarians, community foundations and ...

The New New Deal

On Mar 14, 2018
@jason_pontin shared
Did you read this? Why not? I said exactly what I really believe, without equivocation and even if some of the prescriptions were unfashionable (which is rarer in opinion journalism than should be the case). Read it right now, please. https://t.co/RG5tvxugsY
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Here's how the government could tackle economic inequality and job creation in the techno-turvy future.

www.wired.com
On Mar 14, 2018
@jason_pontin shared
Did you read this? Why not? I said exactly what I really believe, without equivocation and even if some of the prescriptions were unfashionable (which is rarer in opinion journalism than should be the case). Read it right now, please. https://t.co/RG5tvxugsY
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The New New Deal

Here's how the government could tackle economic inequality and job creation in the techno-turvy future.

How digital leaders from the BBC and Al Jazeera are planning for the ethics of AI

On Mar 19, 2018
@NiemanLab shared
Here's @NewsbySchmidt's first Doha dateline https://t.co/2Vn9Bdh7oS
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"We have to remember, as media, we are gatekeepers to people's understanding of the modern world."

www.niemanlab.org
On Mar 19, 2018
@NiemanLab shared
Here's @NewsbySchmidt's first Doha dateline https://t.co/2Vn9Bdh7oS
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How digital leaders from the BBC and Al Jazeera are planning for the ethics of AI

"We have to remember, as media, we are gatekeepers to people's understanding of the modern world."

Welcome to Powder Mountain – a utopian club for the millennial elite

On Mar 18, 2018
@nickbilton shared
I hate every single person in this article. They are awful, elitist, out of touch, fools. https://t.co/LaQwV1QBP2
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When these young entrepreneurs bought a remote ski resort in Utah, they dreamed of an exclusive, socially conscious community. Is this the future, or Mt Olympus for Generation Me?

www.theguardian.com
On Mar 18, 2018
@nickbilton shared
I hate every single person in this article. They are awful, elitist, out of touch, fools. https://t.co/LaQwV1QBP2
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Welcome to Powder Mountain – a utopian club for the millennial elite

When these young entrepreneurs bought a remote ski resort in Utah, they dreamed of an exclusive, socially conscious community. Is this the future, or Mt Olympus for Generation Me?

What The Guardian has learned trying to build a more intelligent story format — one that knows what you know

On Feb 28, 2018
@jeffjarvis shared
RT @NiemanLab: The Guardian is trying to atomize a big breaking story into its individual parts — and then be smart about showing you the right ones at the right time. https://t.co/IOW3xibDmf
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Like Circa before it, The Guardian aims to atomize a big breaking story into its individual parts — and then be smart about showing you the right ones at the right time.

www.niemanlab.org
On Feb 28, 2018
@jeffjarvis shared
RT @NiemanLab: The Guardian is trying to atomize a big breaking story into its individual parts — and then be smart about showing you the right ones at the right time. https://t.co/IOW3xibDmf
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What The Guardian has learned trying to build a more intelligent story format — one that knows what you know

Like Circa before it, The Guardian aims to atomize a big breaking story into its individual parts — and then be smart about showing you the right ones at the right time.

A solution to the local news crisis

On Feb 16, 2018
@jeffjarvis shared
RT @thensim0nsaid: @jeffjarvis can a ol' student get a RT for their @kickstarter to save local journalism? https://t.co/4pv213p7Ps
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We'll give communities a way to design and fund their own local news services to revive civic engagement in their communities.

www.kickstarter.com
On Feb 16, 2018
@jeffjarvis shared
RT @thensim0nsaid: @jeffjarvis can a ol' student get a RT for their @kickstarter to save local journalism? https://t.co/4pv213p7Ps
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A solution to the local news crisis

We'll give communities a way to design and fund their own local news services to revive civic engagement in their communities.

Inside The Seattle Times’ newsletter strategy

On Mar 15, 2018
@NiemanLab shared
Inside the Seattle Times' newsletter strategy: Short term —> automate. Long term —> personalize.https://t.co/K1aovKCpRe https://t.co/EwhJjAXaJK
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It seems like everybody is starting a newsletter these days. (Guilty.) But there’s a good reason for that, of course. With so much news consumption coming through algorithmically based platforms such as Google and Facebook, newsletters are one of the few remaining ways to have an ...

www.lenfestinstitute.org
On Mar 15, 2018
@NiemanLab shared
Inside the Seattle Times' newsletter strategy: Short term —> automate. Long term —> personalize.https://t.co/K1aovKCpRe https://t.co/EwhJjAXaJK
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Inside The Seattle Times’ newsletter strategy

It seems like everybody is starting a newsletter these days. (Guilty.) But there’s a good reason for that, of course. With so much news consumption coming through algorithmically based ...

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