In this week’s episode we hear from the London School of Economics’ professor Charlie Beckett about its Truth, Trust & Technology Commission, on the role of platforms in defining truth, whether media literacy is a good or a bad thing and whether we can still use the term “fake news” as a helpful definition.
In the news round-up, a full house of hosts discuss Hearst’s mea culpa over abandoning quality journalism in pursuit of scale, Netflix’s original content plans, and early wobbles for Facebook’s local journalism scheme.
- The Book of Man: why ex-Shortlist editor is launching a platform to ‘reappraise’ masculinity, via The Drum
- Optimising Journalism for Trust, via Jay Rosen on Medium
- An Apology for the Internet – From the Architects Who Built It, via the New Yorker
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