Aug 192012
 
What if an article knew your assumptions and adjusted based on them?

One critical role for journalism is to challenge readers’ assumptions about how the world works, as well as to expose them to new values different than their own. At least sometimes. Other times, readers legitimately simply want to get information, but what information counts as relevant will depend on one’s assumptions. That’s the point I

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Aug 212011
 

My latest Atlantic post is up: As I wrote in a┬áprevious story, media outlets have an opportunity to design media that accounts for users’ biases. Author bios present such a chance. Without any change to the authors or their content, bios could be constructed in a way that maximizes cultural credibility by tapping into the

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