Digital media has feasted off Donald Trump’s lies.
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Lies, Twitter bots and sensation reign in the era of for-profit digital media.
New linguistic studies show the ratio of “he” to “she” in Australian news reporting is 3.4 to 1.
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A new database that shows the use of gendered words in major Australian newspapers tells us much about whose voices are being heard.
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This psychologist has studied equivocation for years, but had to invent a new category for the prime minister's unique style.
CCTV footage is often seen to be decisive – an authoritative and objective witness that can tell us ‘what really happened’.
While potentially helpful in resolving extraordinary cases, an over-reliance on CCTV images to tell 'the truth' risks perpetuating certain myths regarding violence against women.
In China, Trump is depicted as a threat to stability.
Some countries clearly prefer one candidate over the other. But the biggest loser may be the American political process, long held up as a model for the rest of the world to emulate.
Donald Trump makes a point in the third presidential debate.
Democracy rests heavily on the idea that, though we may not like those who govern, they gained that power by fair means. Donald Trump is undermining that idea.
Miners engaged in rescue work in Aberfan in 1966.
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Press, television and radio can shape our memories of events - but is this a good thing?
Donald Trump has become the poster boy for ‘post-truth’ politics.
We now find ourselves in a 'post-truth' environment, trying to find meaning in dumbed-down democracy. How did we get here?
It’s a uniquely American phenomenon for newspapers to suggest one candidate over the other.
People tend to assume that most papers have an inherent bias, so a group of economists looked at what happens when there's a surprise pick.
A still from the most recent Islamic State video, released last week.
Videos released by Islamic State have captured the attention of the world for years. But the media focus on its so-called 'slick, professional' video techniques runs the risk of mythologising the terrorist group.
Within weeks of the ‘Children Overboard’ claims, the Howard government enforced a media blackout of sorts on asylum seekers.
How do the media management strategies devised in haste 15 years ago affect how asylum seekers are portrayed today?
The 2016 South African local government elections showed the country moving away from single party dominance.
Recent political events suggest that South Africa is at a crossroad where it could either be tipped into a fully corrupted state or saved by multi-party plurality
Go ahead, just let off some steam.
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With the taboo on swearing loosening over the past few decades, will profanity lose its effectiveness in spoken language?
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The young adult novel "Eleanor & Park" is a frequent target for book challengers. But swears and sex aside, there's something deeply subversive – and important – about this controversial book.
Pauline Hanson claimed poll results showing high levels of opposition to Muslim immigration were understated.
Survey findings are typically considered in isolation in the media, with no understanding of context, of what is within and what is beyond the expected.
News delivery via social media is based on a business model that exploits our need for self-validation.
Changes in news media distribution and the impartiality of news sources provide good reason to be concerned. However, digital inequality is not the way to understand or measure it.
It appears a significant proportion of Australia’s Chinese community feel the Australian media cover China within a narrow framework.
Anti-Chinese hostility, channelled and fanned by the mainstream media, may fuel negative sentiments toward Australia on the part of Chinese migrants.
An elusive Clinton press conference on Sept. 15, 2016.
How is the Trump-Clinton contest being covered by the country's major newspapers and broadcasters? We look at the data.
Greens senators staged a walkout during Pauline Hanson’s maiden speech.
The normal rules of political engagement – coherence, consistency, fact, logic, proportion – do not apply to members of the paranoid right like Pauline Hanson.
Hunter Woodhall of the United States leads the 4x100m race before the team was disqualified, giving the victory to the squad from Germany.
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An Access World News database search says everything you need to know: Type in 'Deflategate' and you'll get nearly twice as many hits as 'Paralympics.'