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Listen: Breaking News in the Age of Social Media

In an era when a majority of internet users now consume news through social media, former New York Times executive editor (and author of Merchants of Truth) Jill Abramson, Head of News at BuzzFeed Australia Marni Cordell and ABC Digital Lead Scott Michell talk with former Melbourne University Publishing chief executive Louise Adler about how this algorithm-led battleground for politics and culture has changed how we see the world. In this podcast, they consider what we may be missing in this age of shareable content, whether news has to be more sensationalised and faster to capture our attention, and how can we be vigilant about truth telling. 

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