Small Independent News Outlets have Outsized Impact

By Jo Ellen Kaiser, The Media Consortium Google, Facebook and Twitter were hauled in front of Congress last week to explain how Russian bots were able to spread fake news on their platforms. The concern—and a very real one–is that Continue reading Small Independent News Outlets have Outsized Impact

Why Don’t Journalists Start Co-Ops?

Conspicuously absent from the booming grassroots-sharing economy is the professional journalism sector. For some insight into this conundrum, I spoke to Neal Gorenflo, the executive director and co-founder of Shareable.net — a nonprofit solutions-news outlet covering innovations in resource sharing, Continue reading Why Don’t Journalists Start Co-Ops?

Summer 2017 U.S. Information Ecosystem Forecast

Climate: Florid, feverish, rife with allegations, and simmering with partisan resentment, all of which adds up to lots of clicks and brisk business for outrage-chasing mass media. Health advisory: Incitement and intolerance flourish in this hot, humid environment like malarial Continue reading Summer 2017 U.S. Information Ecosystem Forecast