Weeks after NPR decided to give up on the notion that its online audience can intelligently discuss the day’s news via comments, the New York Times, which generally has a comment section worth reading, is trying another approach to elevate the scene. Read more →
Not everyone deserves a microphone or an audience. And unless news organizations are willing to demand a standard of civility, they’re right to do what they are basically doing: pulling the plug on their audience.
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Back in the infancy of the Internet, the experts told us it would give the voiceless a voice, empowering people in a way we can’t imagine.
We blew the chance. Read more →
The seventh ring of hell: Internet comments. Al Shabab’s recruiting video. Why a sexual assault center in Saint Cloud is desperate. A study of grit. And the musical conductors who walk among us. Read more →