By Matt Carroll <@MattCData>
Feb. 19, 2017: Cool stuff about journalism, once a week. Get notified via email? Subscribe: 3toread (at) gmail.
2. A digital news reader’s bill of rights: Reporters and editors have been arguing about how to change the world of digital news for decades. But have some pity on the poor reader, who has to put up with brutally slow load times, misleading hedlines, and stories that can’t figure out what they are about. So Andrew Dunn, on Medium, came up with a interesting, first draft for a reader’s bill or right. It’s worth reading.
3. Anger, not reasonableness, drives the spread of news on social: Jason Tanz of WIREDwrites an insightful (and short) analysis of how we’ve gone from a media that emphasized dry facts and middle-of-the-road reporting to a media that emphasizes extremes and emotion.
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Matt Carroll is a journalism professor at Northeastern University.