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Facebook's newsfeed changes attempt to curb the spread of fake news

Facebook announced last week that they will update the structure of the newsfeed in a response to criticism over the spread of fake news. But these changes might not provide the answer.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | January 19, 2018

Perspectives in photojournalism: The power of Instagram

For photojournalists, Instagram can be a surprisingly useful tool for networking and showcasing one's work. Here's how.

Clothilde Goujard | January 10, 2018

How Spain's Público redefined its strategy and grew its audience by 40 percent

If audiences aren't reading it, why keep writing it? The Spanish news site Público adopted this mindset when rethinking their editorial strategy — and grew their audience by 40 percent in the process.

Maite Fernandez | January 04, 2018

Inside Iran’s digital revolution

With improved technological capacity and booming social media through Instagram and Telegram, Iran is in the midst of a digital revolution.  

Damian Radcliffe | October 02, 2017

Adaptation, A/B testing and analytics: How BuzzFeed optimizes the news for its audience

Multiple versions of articles — with different headlines but also of different lengths and using different thumbnail art — are shown to BuzzFeed.com visitors until a winning combination emerges after a couple of hours.

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | September 19, 2017

Inside the tiny fact-checking team combatting fake news in India

“The impact we’ve made has been noticeable on people in powerful positions, whether it’s politicians or mainstream media. We’ve opened them up, to see that you can’t ignore this, and that’s a good first step.”

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | September 14, 2017

8 global news habits you probably didn’t know about

This year's Digital News Report sheds light on the shifting trends aross the globe taking place among news consumers.

Damian Radcliffe | August 29, 2017

Mexico's Pictoline brings new approach to making the news go viral

The majority of Pictoline’s revenue — it’s profitable and brought in US$1 million last year — now comes from creating sponsored illustrations for advertisers.

Mariana Marcaletti, Nieman Lab | August 25, 2017

Real news about fake news: Facebook ramps up its partnerships with fact-checking sites

Plus: Surrounding fake news with real news, fake news games, and Kenya faces an election.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | August 04, 2017

Advice for building a strong personal brand as a journalist

Journalists hoping to build a strong brand presence on social media often face a number of challenges. Three journalists share what they've learned about personal branding in the digital space.

Clothilde Goujard | July 24, 2017

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