The Best Articles in Media

The most useful articles and videos in Media from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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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.

  1. There’s a Psychological ‘Vaccine’ against Misinformation
  2. A Powerful Idea About Our Brains Stormed Pop Culture and Captured Minds. It’s Mostly Bunk.
  3. Inside the Meltdown at CNN
  4. Layoff Brain
  5. Secret Messages Can Hide in AI-Generated Media


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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Media, including:

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Frederic Filloux

• Grand reporter et chroniqueur à L'Express. • Senior business writer & columnist for L'Express (🇫🇷) •

Benedict Evans profile image

Benedict Evans

Trying to work out what's going on, and what happens next. Mostly tech.

David Bauer profile image

David Bauer

Curious generalist.

Jay Rosen profile image

Jay Rosen

I teach journalism at NYU, critique the press, try to suggest reforms. PressThink is the name of my subject and my site.

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Margaret Sullivan

Columnist at GuardianUS on media, politics & culture. Egan Professor at Duke. Author NEWSROOM CONFIDENTIAL (2022) & GHOSTING THE NEWS (2020) ... ‘Never boring’


We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Media, including:

Nieman Lab profile image

Nieman Lab

We are the Nieman Journalism Lab, part of @niemanfdn at Harvard. We're trying to figure out the future of news.

Poynter profile image


We're a school for journalism and democracy. Contact: / 727-821-9494

Adweek profile image


All the news, insights and inspiration you need to know in advertising, marketing and media.

CJR profile image


Monitoring the press, tracking the evolving media business & encouraging excellence in journalism since 1961.

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Media Voices

Weekly media podcast with news & interviews with leading media figures, by @chrismsutcliffe, @estherkeziat, @flipping_pages. Parent of @pubpodawards 🏆

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