Journalists who cover illegal operations like logging at this site in northern Sagaing division, Myanmar, can face threats and violence.
AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe
Reporters who cover environment and natural resource issues are commonly threatened and harassed around the world. Some have been killed for coverage that threatens powerful interests.
A photograph by Oliver de Ros presents a different impression of the migrants at the Guatemalan border than the standard tropes published. Migrants bound for the U.S.-Mexico border wait on a bridge that stretches over the Suchiate River, connecting Guatemala and Mexico, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.
(AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Photographs can influence us -- they can inspire us to act and they can also impact the way we think about issues. The recent published photos about the migrant 'caravan' convey several stereotypes.
Social media misinformation rose significantly before the 2016 presidential election.
The Iffy Quotient measured misinformation on social media in the run-up to the recent elections. Facebook has gotten better at combating untrustworthy links, but Twitter still struggles.
Candles, lit by activists, protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, are placed outside Saudi Arabia’s consulate, in Istanbul.
AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis
Will it embolden or neuter the Arab world's autocratic regimes?
The TV drama SeaChange had a huge public impact, which made the town where it was filmed, Barwon Heads on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula, a highly desirable destination.
We read about and watch other people moving to the coast or country and, in doing so, sometimes we're persuaded to join the seachangers and treechangers ourselves.
Many pollsters have been asked to explain why they didn’t better predict the 2016 election.
When political polls are aggregated together, that can make the results misleading.
The Deakin study found that too few of the stories about minority communities incorporated a viewpoint from that community.
New research shows mainstream media outlets are failing to report issues of cultural diversity with enough breadth and depth.
A pop-up newsroom debunking facts and proposing real time fact-checking can change how media publish stories during specific events such as elections.
Monitoring the spread of mis-information and dis-information during the Swedish national elections by a group of scholars and journalist could set a precedent elsewhere.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is notorious for meddling in politics.
Media moguls' alleged involvement in bringing an end to Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership raises serious questions about their influence, and media accountability.
Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn – accused of antisemitism – addresses the crowd in Trafalgar Square during protests against the UK visit of US President Donald Trump, July 13, 2018.
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Charging the leader of the UK Labour Party with antisemitism is a narrative that went mainstream – but it’s one that omits pertinent information and opposing views.
Will we soon no longer be able to discern which videos are real and which are fake?
More Australians are turning to social media as a source of news.
Teaching media literacy to students can curb the impact of false news, but teachers need more support from their schools and community to do this.
Protestors rally outside Channel 7 studios in Sydney following the controversial segment on Aboriginal adoption.
ACMA's finding on the Sunrise segment is simply holding those responsible to the minimum standards expected.
Walter V. Robinson, the US investigative journalist who was portrayed by Michael Keaton in the film Spotlight, talks to Media Files about his team’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church.
Spotlight’s Walter V. Robinson and the Newcastle Herald’s Chad Watson on covering clergy abuse - and the threats that followed.
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In this episode, we hear from Walter V. Robinson on how the Boston Globe Spotlight investigation into clergy abuse began, and from the Newcastle Herald's Chad Watson on how his paper covered abuse.
Nine years after the Montara oil spill in the Timor Sea, victims have yet to receive compensation.
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Despite its magnitude, the response to the Montara oil spill did not receive the publicity of other offshore oil disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A merger between Nine and Fairfax was announced in July this year.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
What does the Nine Fairfax merger mean for diversity and quality journalism?
Eric Beecher of Private Media, Stephen Mayne of the Mayne Report and ABC finance presenter Alan Kohler join Andrew Dodd and Andrea Carson to discuss what the Nine Fairfax merger means for quality journalism.
Getting the scoop.
As the Cairncross Review looks into how high-quality journalism can be sustained into the future, a case for opening up funding streams to tackle a 'democratic deficit'.
Media Files is a new monthly podcast, featuring discussion between media researchers, experts and working journalists on the big issues in the media landscape today.
Here lies democracy.
When different sides in a violent political crisis become ever more entrenched, democracy quickly starts to wither.
Even as he decries the news media, President Donald Trump actively seeks its approval.
Trump despises the media and says it's a threat to the American people. Yet the White House's daily newsletter scours the US to find good press, touting even tiny bits of praise from local newspapers.