A new report concludes companies like Facebook – headed up by Mark Zuckerberg – should not be allowed to consider themselves ahead of and beyond the law.
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Are you annoyed at Facebook? You're not alone – and momentum is growing across the world to use regulation and the law to rein in the behaviours of this and other digital platforms.
Sarah Isgur Flores, Justice Department spokeswoman, being interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo in 2018.
CNN has just announced it has hired a former Trump administration official to help direct political coverage. A storm of criticism ensued. But political hacks have long found a home in journalism.
Is it ethical for a journalist to report on someone else’s conversation?
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ITV was justified in reporting Olly Robbins' private conversation about Brexit as the public has a right to know the government's plans.
Local newspapers keep readers’ interest on local politics.
American politics has gotten more partisan in the last 50 years. One of the reasons: the closing of local newspapers.
Is connecting with their audience key to journalism’s future?
Journalism's crisis – loss of readers, revenue and respect – has led many to conclude that if the news business is to survive, it has to do a better job of connecting with its audience. How can it be done?
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a 2014 press conference in Bahrain.
Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder happened at a consulate, a space not subject to the laws of the host country, Turkey. That means the alleged murderers did not fear interference by local authorities.
Journalism needs champions more than ever.
Strong public interest journalism needs champions like never before. The Conversation's editor Misha Ketchell explains why.
As U.S. President Donald Trump continues to cry ‘fake news’ and stir up distrust of the media, it’s time to embrace ‘solutions journalism’ that focuses on how to solve problems.
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"Solutions journalism" aims to give more prominence to solution-oriented narratives. It reports on responses to social problems by moving the solutions out of the footnotes.
More money but not for all.
Memberships, subscriptions and small donations are reducing reliance on big grants, but mainly for the outlets that were already flourishing.
Women in totalitarian states are among those particularly at risk by government’s use of Big Data to spy on its citizens.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
Documentary filmmaker Janet Jarman works on her film about midwives in Mexico.
Gone are the support, preparation and security typically granted to staff correspondents.
At the heart of Edinburgh.
Buildings built for writing and reading the news altered the urban fabric.
An image from the International Space Station captures plumes of smoke from California wildfires on August 4, 2018.
From the curious to the serious – a bird's eye view of the unique ways in which The Conversation covers the world.
Perhaps readers want less on what Trump is saying and more on what his administration is doing.
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The biggest issues of 2018, with The Guardian’s editor-in-chief Katharine Viner.
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In conversation with Andrew Dodd, Andrea Carson and Matthew Ricketson, The Guardian's editor-in-chief discusses the big stories of 2018 and what she sees as the major challenges of 2019.
For many respondents, leaving a newsroom has allowed a re-evaluation of work-life balance.
Since leaving secure jobs in newsrooms, employment has been unstable for many former journalists – but job satisfaction has been surprisingly high.
The Guelph Mercury office in Guelph, Ont., is seen in January 2016 after the final print edition of the newspaper was published. Ottawa has announced initiatives to support local journalism, including a measure to classify nonprofit news organizations as charities, making it easier for them to attract donations.
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Canada has a lot to learn from the U.S. about nonprofit news. Here's how nonprofit news organizations work in the United States. Spoiler alert: It's all about collaboration.
The view from the Montréal office of La Conversation Canada.
A unique model of journalism based on academic research and fact-based analysis is now being published in both of Canada's official languages
As the industry continues its decline, a look back at how the Victorians valued their local news gathering operations.
Journalists, especially those with specialised knowledge, can shed light on important issues.
The transition to digital media is messy, and sometimes bloody -- and beat journalism is among the victims.
Texas Tribune reporter Jay Root interviews New Mexico State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn along Highway 652 near the Texas-New Mexico border.
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A recent survey found that Americans trust local media outlets far more than national ones.