“The rise of the misinformed is now the largest obstacle for success for journalists today (outside the concerns that relate to publishing). If people don't trust the news, you don't have a news business.” Thomas Baekdal writes a strategic analysis for media companies to earn their readers’ trust, looking at data from PolitiFact to understand how misinformation spreads and what journalists can do to stop it.
Dissecting an episode of Mythbusters. Categorizing and graphing the various fillers and recaps and the A and B stories on MeFi’s de facto fave TV show, Thomas Baekdal comes up with a theory as to why you end up watching all the way through. [more inside]