With social media you are your own editor

"With social media you are your own editor."

Surprising key findings about the Reuters Digital News Report 2016


People as their own editor
Social media and personalised news applications are changing the nature of story selection. Whether a story appears in an alert, a feed or aggregated homepage is decided by either an editor or an algorithm. The algorithms work on factors like: recency and popularity, what you’ve read before, and what your friends have been reading or sharing. Reuters asked its focus group based on which criteria the news should be selected for them.

Why not watching news videos?
The participants of the survey were also asked to name the reasons for not watching any news videos online.

Read the full report here.

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