Unrestricted access to information is vital to a vibrant democracy.But if this information is inaccurate, biased or falsified, the fundamental freedom of informed choice is denied.
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In a complex media environment, it's become incredibly difficult for the neutral press to point out Donald Trump's lies without having that information discounted as partisan bias.
Regulation for the nation.
The press needs a solution that works for everyone.
Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler in Munich, Germany.
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In the 1920s and early 1930s, American journalists tended to put the ascendant fascists on a normal footing.
What critics call the ‘elite media’ is actually journalism that serves the public interest.
Suddenly 'elite media' has become a term of abuse, but in truth this is a battle between real journalism and non-journalism.
Traditional media gatekeepers are toast.
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Researcher who has studied online news for 20 years says people fall for fake news because they don't value journalistic sources and consider themselves and their friends as credible news sources.
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.
In the early stages of his campaign, Donald Trump eagerly made himself available to the press. As president, that’s likely to change.
How can journalists resist a master media manipulator, reach local communities and sift through fake news and propaganda? Media experts explore the challenges of covering the next administration.
Balance is an empty term these days.
In a 'post-truth' world, presenting both points of view can often be misleading.
If we're living in a 'post-truth' world, the press must take much of the blame.
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?