• Most Wikipedia Trolls Are Not Anonymous
    While anonymous comments are “six times more likely to be an attack,” they represent less than half of all attacks on Wikipedia, ars technica reports, citing new research from Alphabet tech incubator Jigsaw and the Wikimedia Foundation. “Similarly, less than half of attacks come from users with little prior participation," according to the researchers. “Perhaps surprisingly, approximately 30% of attacks come from registered users with over a 100 contributions.”
  • NewYorker.com Gets New Editor
    Michael Luo has been named editor of NewYorker.com. Luo only recently joined the publication as an investigative editor, in October. “He replaces Nick Thompson, who left to run Wired after leading a years-long renaissance of the website,” Poynter. “Luo appears to be a natural pick to succeed Thompson.” An alumnus of The New York Times metro desk, his experience with the fast-paced world of daily journalism seems to align with The New Yorker's speedy digital arm.
  • U.K. News Readers Remain Loyal To Print
    At least when they reading national newspaper, U.K. consumers still stick mostly to the printed word. That’s according to Politico, citing a new report from Neil Thurman. When it comes to the country’s 11 top newspaper brands, “Only 7.49 percent of reader time goes to mobile and a mere 4 percent to PCs,” Politico writes. “Guardian readers spend 43 minutes a day on the print version and only 0.68 minutes on the online version.”
  • Medium Prepping Subscription Service
    Medium is readying the launch of a consumer subscription product sometime this quarter, founder Ev Williams said this week. “This could help develop an additional revenue stream apart from advertisements,” TechCrunch notes. Of course, “Finding a strong revenue source is critical, since Medium decided to lay off 50 staff, close its New York office, and announce a new direction last month.”