"Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of
public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own
facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism."
Yet another article on the state of journalism, which of course is a topic of
great interest and concern to journalists! But this one is thoughtful and
"Instead of strengthening social bonds, or creating an informed public, or the
idea of news as a civic good, a democratic necessity, it creates gangs, which
spread instant falsehoods that fit their views, reinforcing each other’s
beliefs, driving each other deeper into shared opinions, rather than
Via Lauren Weinstein.
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