The lack of in-depth coverage of the southern African floods tell a grim picture of the state of South Africa's newsrooms.
As the news of the shootings in New Zealand quickly unfolded, a researcher took note of the way the event was covered in news media and how the coverage was being discussed on social media.
The #MeToo movement brought to light the extent of sexual violence in the community, largely through the media. But there is still a long way to go to overturn stereotypes and shut down online abuse.
Psychological phenomena like confirmation bias and the Dunning-Kruger effect make it easy for people to fall for deliberate or inadvertent lies in the news.
With a long history in the media and public life, Ita Buttrose's appointment is a decision the government may have gotten right.
The arrest of a high-profile journalist in the Philippines has been rightly condemned. But the abuses she has been reporting continue daily.
Effective communication strategies will be crucial if scientists want to counter the worrying anti-vaccination trend.
Almost one-third of countries around the world are authoritarian regimes with the trappings of democracy. Their bad behavior poses a threat to real democracies, as the United States recently learned.
As politically polarized as the country may seem, when it comes to marijuana, Americans across the spectrum have changed their minds. A new study says it's all thanks to the media.
Strong public interest journalism needs champions like never before. The Conversation's editor Misha Ketchell explains why.
"Solutions journalism" aims to give more prominence to solution-oriented narratives. It reports on responses to social problems by moving the solutions out of the footnotes.
The media trope negates the work done by archivists, who are often well-aware of the existence of 'long-lost' letters, journals and stories.
In 1811 a former slave named Henry Christophe anointed himself 'First Monarch' of the 'New World.' For 10 years, he ruled over a part of modern-day Haiti, becoming a global media sensation.
While media outlets rail against being prohibited from reporting on certain cases, it is about striking a difficult balance between open justice and a fair trial.
A new form of journalism, dubbed "access journalism" is creeping into the media, and its reliance on allegations and lack of evidence poses a serious threat.
Why The Conversation really is different, both in terms of the funding model and the journalism it produces.
Nearing the end of his second and final term, the founding chair of The Conversation UK considers the role of universities in the news media environment.
Australia might become the first country in the world to submit Google and Facebook's algorithms to a public interest test.
The biggest issues of 2018, with The Guardian’s editor-in-chief Katharine Viner.
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In conversation with Andrew Dodd, Andrea Carson and Matthew Ricketson, The Guardian's editor-in-chief discusses the big stories of 2018 and what she sees as the major challenges of 2019.
Since leaving secure jobs in newsrooms, employment has been unstable for many former journalists – but job satisfaction has been surprisingly high.