SAT reading scores in 2016 were the lowest they’ve ever been.
In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day for pleasure. By 2016, only 16 percent did.
Advertising mogul, Martin Sorrell.
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How Martin Sorrell built WPP from scratch into the world's biggest marketing conglomerate.
Many more people experience World Heritage sites like the Sydney Opera House in digital form than physically visit them.
Many more people experience World Heritage online than in person. While that further elevates the status of iconic sites like the Sydney Opera House, it has other more complicated consequences too.
Smile, everyone’s sick of us.
How parents who post about their kids do so out of pride, but can spark family conflict too.
Rights packages aimed at attracting the digital market failed to attract a bidder.
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What's behind Facebook's decision to cut down on news content in people's newsfeeds?
Clips of Peppa Pig on YouTube aren’t always what you expect them to be.
More than 300 hours of content are uploaded to YouTube every minute - and many children's clips are unauthorised, sneaky or even disturbing. Being aware is the first step.
Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Digital media on building facades are changing the appearance of our cities. This creates a need for new urban policy guidelines to retain architectural quality and promote social engagement.
Families should be more involved in digital literacy education as parents are the ones who introduce digital media to their children.
Dozens of voluntary researchers in nine Indonesian cities mapped digital literacy activities and they found the country needs much more to solve their digital media problems.
RackaRacka, a sketch channel on YouTube, have been called Australia’s most successful content creators.
Screenshot from YouTube
Online video is flourishing in Australia with very little government attention. Content creators like Youtube channel RackaRacka are getting millions of viewers, numbers the traditional screen industry can only dream of.
The traditional media industry comes with a large environmental cost, but emissions from digital productions are often ignored.
How much is too much screen time for kids?
For decades, parents have fretted over 'screen time,' limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media... and how parents should (or shouldn't) regulate it.
Ella Russell, a second grade student at Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, works on an e-book during class.
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Textbooks were once a major piece of educational infrastructure. But as digital content expands, a new kind of 'textbook' is improving the quality of K-12 instruction.
Wikipedia has earned our trust. Now its founder proposes an innovative assault on fake news with Wikitribune.
Should you be digitally fasting this Lent?
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Digital fasting during Lent has become popular. Technology, in fact, can be good for religion.
It's not alternative facts we need to worry about, it's the fact that moguls still dominate the media, both old and new.
Jan Martin Will
A generation of 'new media' sites is challenging traditional news organisations when it comes to reporting the environment.
Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities are more widely shared.
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Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities not just for access, but also for active participation, are more widely shared.
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.
You won't believe how falling revenues are leading to news companies trashing journalistic standards.