Traditional media gatekeepers are toast.
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Researcher who has studied online news for 20 years says people fall for fake news because they don't value journalistic sources and consider themselves and their friends as credible news sources.
In the early stages of his campaign, Donald Trump eagerly made himself available to the press. As president, that’s likely to change.
How can journalists resist a master media manipulator, reach local communities and sift through fake news and propaganda? Media experts explore the challenges of covering the next administration.
Facebook has received a lot of scrutiny since the presidential election.
Even if fake articles could be curbed and filtered news modified, there's something built into Facebook's anatomy that foments partisan rage.
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.
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.
Making decisions about what people do and don't read is the traditional role of an editor, no matter what Facebook claims.
(Microsoft) Windows to the soul?
Attempts to model your web experience led to fears of an echo chamber effect, but rather than reinforcing your sense of self, the process might be altering it.
Protesters decry the decision by the South African Broadcasting Corporation not to air scenes of violent protest.
There were high hopes that the SABC would become a true public broadcaster after the end of apartheid when it was used ruthlessly as a propaganda machine. But those hopes have since been dashed.
Same news, different medium?
Social networking, smartphones, ad blockers, oh my. A global survey of 50,000 news consumers assessed the ways we get our news in 2016.
Newspaper stand in London.
Researching how news has changed from the 17th century to the present makes two scholars sanguine about its future.
Journalists used to decide what was news. Things are very different now.
The rise of Facebook and Twitter is not necessarily a happy story for democracy.
I have so much more to say.
The social media company seems to be mulling a massive increase in tweet length from the iconic 140 characters users have grown accustomed to.
Reporter are glorified and vilified in popular culture.
Roger H. Goun
The movie 'Spotlight' might depict heroic journalists in action, but increasingly, the public views reporters with suspicion – primed by the often harsh portrayal of the press in popular culture.
You might not know the extent to which news sites are exposing your information to third-party servers.
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Murky ethics surround the pervasive practice of news sites engaging in online tracking.
Pull the other one.
Our journalism expert explains how to tell fact from fiction.
Time for a jolly singalong.
Wellcome Library, London
People found out about crime and punishment in that most spectacular era of public executions, the Renaissance, through melody.
Jonah Peretti of Buzzfeed at the TechCrunch conference Disrupt NY 2013.
The 2015 Reuters institute digital news report has just been published. It contains, according to Matthew Ingram in Fortune magazine, mostly bad news for traditional, mainstream media – confirming what…
All the news that’s fit to click.
Ubiquitous social media giant Facebook has launched a mobile service called Instant Articles. It allows news stories provided by a number of partners to be read in their entirety from the Facebook iOS…