Surveillance capitalism turns a profit by making people more comfortable with discrimination.
For many decades, television was the primary medium where people consumed news and entertainment. It was also how they were marketed to. But the rise of social media, the dwindling popularity of TV and people’s distaste for advertising are prompting a redefinition of the word, “celebrity.”
Demonstrations often serve as cornerstones of history.
More accurate press releases were associated with more accurate news headlines. Perhaps more importantly, sensational or inaccurate press releases did not necessarily generate more interest from news outlets.
In the process of raising collective awareness of issues linked to climate change, we are now facing a major problem: what is the right way to approach the connection between the global scale and the local scale (or even the individual one) when talking about these problems and their solutions?
False stories have long been a central component of government propaganda used by authoritarian societies both within and without to sow doubt and confusion. But now we saw misinformation deliberately aimed at the US public, its efficacy amplified by social media.
While a lot of people think of memes as harmless entertainment—funny, snarky comments on current events—we’re far beyond that now.
Traumatic events are inherently newsworthy and journalists can’t make newsmakers good, the world peaceful, or the public happy. But could we cover traumas, large and small, better?
To forge connections, Aymann Ismail makes himself the subject of his journalism.
We need a wave of innovation around imagining and building tools whose goal is not to capture our attention as consumers, but to connect and inform us as citizens.