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PETERS – How to keep local news front and centre in your Facebook feed

(Image: Screenshot, CFJC-TV)

DOES MARK ZUCKERBERG know what he wants?

Facebook has now surpassed almost every other medium as the news source of choice for most of us.

We wish it weren’t so, but it is and those of us who work for legacy media have to be creative to ensure the important, trustworthy stuff is getting through to our audience.

In recent years, the good journalism is being drowned in a sea of sensationalism and inaccuracy.

Instead of addressing untrustworthy news sources head on, Zuckerberg decided the new Facebook algorithm will start ignoring all news, and try to make it work with cat photos and racist memes shared by the family member you’d rather forget.

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James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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About Mel Rothenburger (6121 Articles)
ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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