3 to read: How to use term ‘alt right’ | Snapchat’s quiet rise | Reddit’s civil war is about Trump

By Matt Carroll <@MattCData>

Dec. 6, 2016: Cool stuff about journalism, once a week. Get notified via email? Subscribe: 3toread (at) gmail.

  1. The bruising battle over using the term ‘alt-right’: The NYT has become ground zero for the fight over using the term “alt right.” Every time it’s used, readers write in, pro and con (but always with passion), about how and whether it should be used. Public editor Liz Spayd explains how the Times will be using “alt right” in the future.
  2. The rise of the browser over apps (again): First came the browser, and it was good. Then came the apps, and they were better. And now comes … the browser, again? How browsers are winning back your phone. By Hugh Durkin of Intercom.
  3. The civil war tearing Reddit apart is all about Trump: Reddit is incredibly successful because it (mostly) let’s people say and post whatever they want. But now the Trump election and the rise of manipulative trolls is putting incredible stress on one of the web’s most cheerfully anarchic sites. By Bryan Menegus at Gizmodo.
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Matt Carroll is a journalism professor at Northeastern University.


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