Spoiler: no, you are not.

We live in the Content Overproduction Ages. We even coined a new word to explain what’s happening in the information ecosystem during the COVID-19 emergency. The word is infodemic [1].

Grammatically, infodemic is a portmanteau of “information” and “epidemic”. It refers to the fast increasing…


Paparazzi Dogs, sculpture by Gillie and Marc, San Francisco

There are a free speech problem and a journalism business model problem: we know it.

The first one is in some ways a new struggle we have to face.

The second one is not new at all. And even for the contemporary landscape, we have several founding essays with deep…


In my room, waiting for a video call

This is a personal story and it can be used as a metaphor of the journalism ecosystem in Italy. I’m writing it in English because I think it could be useful also for people outside my country, to better understand our media landscape.

I’ve been the Editor-in-chief of Blogo.it for…


June 30, 2019. New York, several minutes before the Pride March.

Follow the money.
Sometimes it’s the best way to understand what’s happening since the money has a so huge role and importance in our society.

Follow the money is, of course, a good prescription for journalists.

It’s also a famous line spoken by Deep Throat (Hal Holbrook) in the film…


Newseum, Washington D.C.

Since the end of 2016 in the journalistic ecosystem, we started talking about fake news and post-truth age.

I personally found fake news a ridiculous fake label, since we have always had problems of disinformation and misinformation, propaganda and hoaxes and so on. …


This article has been published for the first time for Wolf, a Slow News magazine, in Italian.

One of the big issues at stake since Trump was elected to the USA 2016 presidential election is political propaganda on Facebook.

Is it true that the elections were manipulated through Facebook? Is it true that people can be influenced by social media? …


Photo by 1AmFcS on Unsplash

I think an era of (digital) awareness has begun.

I will continue to put in brackets that adjective, (digital), because it is important to do so. To put it in brackets reminds us that we come from the age of non-awareness.

In the age of non-awareness there were two worlds…


De Correspondent raised €1.3 million with crowdfunding in the Netherlands as a journalistic startup.
A few years later, The Correspondent, the English, global version, raised $ 2.6 million with crowdfunding (after a $ 1.8 private “runaway funding”).

The Correspondent’s mission statement is: unbreaking news.

With a clear manifesto they called…


La sperimentazione del gruppo SESAAB che raccontiamo in questo spazio su Medium si muove su vari binari.

Se da un lato c’è quello della comunicazione nativa, dall’altro il lavoro di consulenza rispetto alle potenzialità e alle caratteristiche del gruppo ha suggerito di puntare su:

  • verticalità tematiche
  • concetto di comunità

Nella…


Nella ricerca di modelli di business alternativi rispetto a quello tradizionale, all’interno del gruppo SESAAB abbiamo messo in moto un processo di analisi degli esempi più belli di pubblicità nativa. Non intendiamo, come pubblicità nativa, il programmatic advertising, ovvero la creazione di contenuti automatici che assomigliano a contenuti editoriali. …

Alberto Puliafito

Slow News Editor-in-Chief. My nickname is Malaparte. I resist against state of emergency. Formerly Blogo. Director, SEO, communication strategist.

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