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

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

Pivot to the Intention Economy

When it comes to civic media, the attention economy is not adequate to the task of serving the unmet information needs of neglected communities. An intention economy can address this shortcoming. Continue reading Pivot to the Intention Economy