The Best Articles in Media
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Top 5 Media Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Media by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- There’s a Psychological ‘Vaccine’ against Misinformation
- A Powerful Idea About Our Brains Stormed Pop Culture and Captured Minds. It’s Mostly Bunk.
- Inside the Meltdown at CNN
- Layoff Brain
- Secret Messages Can Hide in AI-Generated Media
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ADL International Leadership Award Presented to Sacha Baron Cohen at Never Is Now 2019
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An inside look at how the New York Times builds product
Alex Hardiman is Chief Product Officer at the New York Times, where she oversees the company’s news, cooking, games, audio and advertising products. Previous...
PRACTICE 2015: Meg Jayanth
PRACTICE 2015: Meg Jayanth Unfair Game Friday, November 13, 2015 Meg Jayanth explores how 80 Days uses unfairness, exceptions and arbitrariness - narratively...
Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Which You Should Choose
Self-publishing and traditional publishing can both work for writers, but the key is to pick the right option for your book, situation, and goals.In this exc...
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How to avoid sharing bad information about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Even well-meaning attempts to participate in the news can play into bad actors’ campaigns.
How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online
A guide to slowing down and reading up on internet news
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Inside the Meltdown at CNN
CEO Chris Licht felt he was on a mission to restore the network’s reputation for serious journalism. How did it all go wrong?
Secret Messages Can Hide in AI-Generated Media
In steganography, an ordinary message masks the presence of a secret communication. Humans can never do it perfectly, but a new study shows it’s possible for machines.
The New Media Goliaths
The internet has allowed independent creators to thrive, finding niche audiences for everything from nudes to salad recipes. But it’s also spawned silos that incentivize propaganda.
Generative AI Podcasts Are Here. Prepare to Be Bored
Inside the strange world of podcasts made by artificial intelligence, where even creators aren’t sure who wants to hear robot chit-chat.
“Accelerated Mobile Pages” succeeded in speeding up publishers’ mistrust of the search giant.
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There’s a Psychological ‘Vaccine’ against Misinformation
A social psychologist found that showing people how manipulative techniques work can create resilience against misinformation
What if ChatGPT was trained on decades of financial news and data? BloombergGPT aims to be a…
The news and data giant has — with a relatively small team — built a generative AI that it says outperforms the competition on its own specific information needs.
Negative words in news headlines generate more clicks — but sad words are more effective than angry…
A massive study of Upworthy headlines — remember Upworthy? — shows how a few emotionally charged words can mean the difference between viral and ignored.
Is there a future for video games journalism?
The world’s power brokers are investing desperately in the games industry, but games media is another story entirely.
Morning Brew lays off 40 people
It's the company's second round of layoffs since last November.
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The Incredible Disappearing Doomsday, by Kyle Paoletta
How the climate catastrophists learned to stop worrying and love the calm
Have you been meaning to subscribe and keep telling yourself you’ll do it the next time you’re at your computer or near your wallet or or or….I get it, I absolutely get it. But if you have the means,…
Trans people deserve better journalism
How the anti-trans movement took over legacy media.
They Did It for the Clicks
How digital media pursued viral traffic at all costs and unleashed chaos
A Powerful Idea About Our Brains Stormed Pop Culture and Captured Minds. It’s Mostly Bunk.
The strange history of a persistent myth.
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People vs Algorithms
Uncovering patterns of change in media, culture, and technology, each week media veterans Brian Morrissey, Alex Schleifer and Troy Young break down stuff that matters. Get our newsletters:…
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Columnist at GuardianUS on media, politics & culture. Egan Professor at Duke. Author NEWSROOM CONFIDENTIAL (2022) & GHOSTING THE NEWS (2020) ... ‘Never boring’
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