Sedang Kami Simak

Real Life Magazine
Friction-Free Racism

Surveillance capitalism turns a profit by making people more comfortable with discrimination.

Why YouTube Stars Influence Millennials More Than Traditional Celebrities

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.” 

New Naratif
Enough: Reflections on the Women’s March

Demonstrations often serve as cornerstones of history.

Columbia Journalism Review
Sensationalizing Scientific Findings Doesn’t Drive More News Coverage

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. 

The Role of Alternative Media for Climate Justice

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?

Polar Journal
Fake News and Anthropology: A Conversation on Technology, Trust, and Publics in an Age of Mass Disinformation

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.

MIT Technology Review
How Memes Got Weaponized: A Short History

While a lot of people think of memes as harmless entertainment—funny, snarky comments on current events—we’re far beyond that now. 

Nieman Reports
What Could Trauma-Informed Journalism Look Like?

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?

Columbia Journalism Review
Reporting While Muslim

To forge connections, Aymann Ismail makes himself the subject of his journalism.

Columbia Journalism Review
Building a More Honest Internet

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.