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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.

  1. Clubhouse’s Inevitability
  2. Why some biologists and ecologists think social media is a risk to humanity
  3. A "psychological vaccine": Why prebunking is the best way to fight misinformation
  4. Ranked: The World’s Most Popular Social Networks, and Who Owns Them
  5. Have We Forgotten How to Read Critically?


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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 (🇫🇷) • (🇫🇷) (🇺🇸) Open for DM.

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Benedict Evans

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

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David Bauer

Curious generalist.

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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 & culture. Egan Professor at Duke. #billsmafia Author NEWSROOM CONFIDENTIAL & GHOSTING THE NEWS. Practicing unaccountable joy


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

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Nieman Lab

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

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School for journalism and democracy, with tweets by @itsren, @TomWJones, @angelanfu and @annabelaguiar. Contact: / 727-821-9494

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Brian Morrissey

Writing about sustainable modern media businesses at The Rebooting.

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Visual Capitalist

Data-driven visual content focused on global trends, investing, technology, and the economy.

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