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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) goes up for a shot over New Orleans Pelicans forward Herbert Jones (5) during a semifinal in the NBA In-Season Tournament, on Dec. 7, 2023, in Las Vegas. The Lakers won 133-89. (AP Photo/Ian Maule)

The NBA In-Season Tournament is a play for viewer attention — will it succeed over time?

Attention is a limited resource and the sports leagues face a long list of competing choices for viewers. The NBA is trying to pull in more viewers this year with its new In-Season Tournament.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify in Washington DC, in 2018 concerning revelations about the company’s sharing data with Cambridge Analytica, a consulting firm linked to Donald Trump. Chip Somodevilla/AFP

Debate: The multiple paradoxes of Meta and Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg says he wants the world to be more “open and connected”, but his decision to block archiving the company’s social media content argues otherwise.
Beset by advertisements and noxious information, our attention is increasingly fractured. Shutterstock

When critical thinking isn’t enough: to beat information overload, we need to learn ‘critical ignoring’

Lateral reading, self-nudging and a persistent refusal to feed the trolls are some of the ways one can better manage information.
It’s a … fire! Illustration by Anurag Papolu/The Conversation; photo by milorad kravic/iStock via Getty Images

Why gender reveals have spiraled out of control

Increasingly outlandish gender reveal parties align perfectly with the values of an economy that’s always scrolling for the next best thing.
New Zealand’s commercial broadcasters are in trouble and the government is considering a complete restructure of public broadcasting. from

Job losses expected as NZ’s broadcasting sector faces biggest overhaul in a decade

Hundreds of jobs are at risk and the quality of news is under threat as New Zealand’s broadcasting media face closures, sales and restructuring in the biggest overhaul in a decade.

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