The news media routinely 'beats up' shark stories in search of clicks and profits, according to focus groups and surveys of social media posts.
Still on top.
Even as the news market transforms, BBC News is still the dominant force. Why?
Media education opportunities should be more frequently available in schools to ensure young Australians meaningfully engage with news media.
A new survey reveals that while most young Australians get news from online sources, they lack the skills to distinguish fake news.
A pedestrian walks past a Chicago Sun-Times newspaper box.
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Giving labor unions a financial stake in a company such as a newspaper can offer unique advantages that could benefit employees, society and the bottom line.
Don’t look away.
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Readers and viewers the world over are becoming numb to catastrophe and suffering. They must not look away.
Staff from The Age protest Fairfax Media cuts in May.
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Imposing local content levies on Facebook and Google to help fund public interest journalism would take Australia towards a more European model of media regulation.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer and senior advisor Kellyanne Conway chat.
How do we determine what is fact? An archaeologist explains how the answer has changed over time and why it matters so much now.
South Africans queue to vote in the 2016 municipal elections. The governing ANC is accused of wanting to generate ‘fake news’ to influence voters.
The planting of messages and countering narratives in the media is not new. It's part and parcel of contemporary politics especially during elections. The internet simply makes an old problem worse.
Apex graffiti sprayed on the wall of a tennis club in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran.
In the age of social media and online self-promotion, being the subject of a moral panic can not only be a source of pride, but also an inducement to offend.
Facebook's role is under scrutiny, a shift from earlier in the campaign, when the press was often blamed for Trump's ascendancy. Both played a part.
Facebook has committed to remedial action over its ‘fake news’ problem.
Our democratic edifice rests on the informed voter. Fake news is the concrete cancer gnawing away at the structural integrity of our society.
Daily newsletters are winning media organisations new readers.
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.
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Its formidable chief executive may have resigned, but the US's most-watched news network is in rude health all the same.
BBC Question Time: four men, one woman.
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News that men outnumber women ten to one in the EU referendum debate is not surprising – women have long been marginalised in news coverage.
Proposed developments in Brisbane illustrate the scale of urban consolidation.
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In the media, urban consolidation is often depicted as a threat to Australian suburban life. In reality, it's a result of managed planning processes to ensure growing cities remain liveable.
The rise of Facebook and Twitter is not necessarily a happy story for democracy.
A typical community protest over the delivery of basic services in South Africa. A study shows protesters often resort to violence to attract attention.
The advent of democracy in South Africa in 1994 is often hailed as peaceful and smooth. But, there are lingering problems. Dissent over unmet expectations has resulted in an increase in protests.
Donald Trump has taken political ‘lies’ to a new level during his campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
If journalism is supposed to be a force for truth, accountability and enlightenment in the political process, then it appears to be failing on the biggest of stages.