Journalists with the skills to dig into social media can discover connections between key players in complex, often global stories.
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From a social media post that cracked open a decades-old abuse scandal in the UK and Australia, through to tracking asylum seekers, social media can be vital in breaking investigative news stories.
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?
Mission accomplished: putting a positive spin on Iraq.
Journalists call it the 'dark arts', and public relations is more powerful than ever.
Portrait of Kipling by John Collier, c.1891.
Rudyard Kipling wasn't just the author of The Jungle Book and Just So Stories – his early work as a cub reporter in India showed a precocious talent for journalism.
The 'Jesus' controversy is often considered a watershed moment in the Beatles’s career. And yet it remains largely misunderstood.
Community journalists are putting local news back on the agenda.
Volunteers are picking up where local media has abandoned UK towns.
Journalism has always been key to the way the world understands Russia – and its leaders have long known that.
There’s an old saying in journalism: “All news is local”. It means that news, wherever it comes from, needs to engage the interest of its local audience if it is to succeed. But read today’s paper, or…
Fox News CEO Roger Ailes stepped down amid sexual harassment allegations.
The Fox News CEO was a poster boy for journalistic conflict of interest, an executive who crossed the line between unbiased coverage and political activism with ease.
The death in Nice on Bastille Day was live streamed in sickening detail.
Tragic and violent events are increasingly being live streamed to the world. Are we learning something from these graphic visuals – or are we wallowing in voyeurism and confirming our prejudices?
Journalism's rocky road of respectability and those who have told the tale.
The ABC breached its impartiality standards in a Catalyst program on the safety of wireless devices such as mobile phones.
The ABC failed its own accuracy test when it broadcast claims of health risks associated with wireless devices such as mobile phones.
Are we in the midst of a podcasting revolution?
The mobile-first delivery of podcasts has created a powerful relationship between listeners and host that bypasses traditional broadcast gatekeepers. Could this format trigger new narrative genres and promote social engagement?
Talk show host Jerry Springer enters the stage on a motorbike as co-host of the 2008 Miss Universe contest.
Daytime television talk shows are known for their confrontational style. But there is a different model: a harmonious, cohesive and relational approach may offer a better way to communicate.
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.
Scientists themselves may be the key to finding the right balance.
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The public loses when their only choices are inaccessible, impenetrable journal articles or overhyped click-bait about science. Scientists themselves need to step up and help bridge the divide.
The party was over before it started for Louis Van Gaal.
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The sacking of Manchester United's Louis van Gaal shows football really is a funny game. But was anyone else to blame?
Newspaper stand in London.
Researching how news has changed from the 17th century to the present makes two scholars sanguine about its future.
Four years after Leveson a survey has found that a surprising number of journalists are still confused about ethical standards.
The latest research shows that people are deserting TV for digital media. This is especially true of broadcast news.