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The Concentration of Power in Journalism

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A great post about how the concentration of power in journalism now lies with technology providers and social media platforms.

Social media and platform companies took over what publishers couldn’t have built even if they wanted to. Now the news is filtered through algorithms and platforms which are opaque and unpredictable. The news business is embracing this trend, and digital native entrants like BuzzFeed, Vox and Fusion have built their presence on the premise that they are working within this system, not against it.

Facebook is eating the world by Columbia Journalism Review