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The Washington Post on Reddit surprises users with its non-promotional, ultra helpful presence

By creating a Reddit profile, The Washington Post is using a new strategy to engage with consumers, with somewhat surprising success. 

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | November 14, 2017

Atlas Obscura is using virtual reality to transport readers to the world’s distant, exotic locations

The travel blog Atlas Obscura has built its brand around helping people discover the world. Now it's helping people discover the world through virtual reality. 

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | October 25, 2017

How bloggers can earn money for the content they publish on Medium

Medium, an online publishing platform, has announced that now anyone can put their articles behind a paywall. But how much can writers really make?

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | October 13, 2017

New study critiques business model of nonprofit news

New York University professor Rodney Benson explains why the reliance on foundations to support nonprofit journalism organizations could have potential drawbacks.

Laura Hazard Owen | September 07, 2017

With smart, explanatory reporting, Brazil’s Nexo Jornal carves out a unique news niche

“We realized that context and explanation, we should take those things to an almost radical level.”

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | August 17, 2017

Real news about fake news: Why partisanship plays a major role in misinformation's spread

Plus: A bill to outlaw fake news in the Philippines, and the question of whether real news outlets should cover fake news.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 23, 2017

Real news about fake news: The real cost of spreading misinformation

Plus: Can machine learning fix (some of) the fake news problem? And Facebook wants you to help it answer some hard questions.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 16, 2017

Real news about fake news: Tech investors set their sights on the misinformation crisis

Plus: Make your own fake Facebook story, “giant man-bats that spent their days collecting fruit and holding animated conversations,” and the AP’s guidelines on fake news.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 02, 2017

4 simple steps to debunking fake news stories

Plus: The faces of a Russian botnet, an alt-right newsletter to subscribe to, and “falsehoods in a forest of facts.”

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | May 26, 2017

Why Facebook’s fight against fake news isn’t a failure — yet

Plus: A new report on the many types of trolls, and what happens when fact and fiction get blended together.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | May 19, 2017

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