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Journalists do read and respond to comments, new research from the Engaging News Project finds

Engaging News Project

New research from the Engaging News Project finds that journalists do actually read and respond to comments. Based on interviews with 34 journalists, all journalists interviewed said they read comments at least occasionally and two-thirds of those interviewed said they responded to commenters at least occasionally. And while some journalists were more enthusiastic about reading the comments than others, some of those interviewed said they found reading comments to be a regular part of their job: “It’s a way of finding out much more immediately how your work is being received,” one journalist said.

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