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The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon

Ever heard of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon? It’s when you notice something out of the ordinary, only to notice it again short thereafter. And it’s weird.

“I’m quitting social media”

"I’m quitting social media.” Yes, it can certainly feel like that sometimes. The other day, I stumbled upon the article Going Postal — A psychoanalytic reading of social media and the death drive. In the article, the writer Max Read tells us the story about his personal relationship with social media in light...

Breaking the news: The digital transformation challenge for news organisations

Unfortunately for traditional news, news sites and streaming networks don’t work in tandem. So, traditional news must first break to transition into digital.

Left-leaning journalists and news outlets must decide to be better leftists

In my opinion, it makes sense for journalism to be leaning towards the left. We just need our left-leaning journalists to be better leftists.

The advent of pay-to-play publicity

A Swedish company is offering a pay-to-play functionality that allows brands to unlock paywalled articles to increase visibility for positive mentions.

The spiral of silence and the rise of populism

Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann's well-documented theory on the spiral of silence (1974) explains why fear of isolation might serve the emergence of populism.

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