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.
Maybe Moments is just the human helping hand new Twitter users need.
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Twitter recently launched Moments, seemingly to solve a business problem. The cutting-edge technology it relies on isn't technology at all, but rather human curators.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s ‘Given the Chance’ program enables asylum seekers and refugees to demonstrate their skills and loyalty as employees.
Brotherhood of St Laurence
Seeking asylum from persecution is a right and people who do so are not "illegals" under the law. Yet refugees are portrayed in negative and threatening terms in Australia, while positive stories are ignored.
Finding drama in Baltimore riots.
The news media are a major presence in the Baltimore riots. Are they providing an accurate picture of what's going on?
On the rack. Are news editors falling into their own trap?
What do stuffed crust pizza and terrifying newspaper headlines have in common? Our hard-wired evolutionary responses hold the answer.
Positive sign: new Guardian editor in chief Katharine Viner.
From the five-yearly Global Media Monitoring Project, we know that women are not portrayed quite as badly in the media as they used to be. But will the 2015 project show that trend continuing?
Feisty, fearless and fleecy.
Over a decade ago I had no real interest in politics and current affairs. But all that changed when I unintentionally found myself watching The Daily Show for the very first time. The show was unlike anything…
Jon Stewart’s tenure at The Daily Show may ultimately be remembered more for how he skewered the mainstream media than for the laughs he generated.
Jon Stewart’s Tuesday night announcement that he’ll be leaving the Daily Show garnered an audible cry of disbelief from his live studio audience. Stewart himself was visibly emotional: “What is this fluid…
“It says here that cats cause cancer…”
I once told a journalist that “the very fact that a piece of health research appears in the newspapers indicates that it is nonsense”. That may be too harsh, so I would like to suggest a slightly more…
Fairfax staff are on strike today in protest against cuts to the picture departments at the company’s mastheads.
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In the documentary Gallipoli from Above, an Australian production that recently aired on ABC TV, Hugh Dolan, author of 36 Days: The Untold Story Behind the Gallipoli Landings argues that at 4am on April…