Media education opportunities should be more frequently available in schools to ensure young Australians meaningfully engage with news media.
A new survey reveals that while most young Australians get news from online sources, they lack the skills to distinguish fake news.
The increasing use of social media for news is alarming, because the information is not always reliable.
New research shows that Australians from diverse backgrounds are turning away from traditional media and heading online, a trend that has great significance for media companies.
Wikipedia has earned our trust. Now its founder proposes an innovative assault on fake news with Wikitribune.
Caledonia in question.
As a second independence referendum beckons, a counterweight to the unionist-leaning press is hugely important to the Yes side.
How can we make sense of information in today’s connected world?
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Researchers have found that today's students, despite being 'digital natives,' have a hard time distinguishing what is real and what is fake online. Metaliteracy might provide the answers.
Who’s he listening to?
Trump has given extremists a high-profile stage, but in the process exposed them to the disinfecting sunlight.
An old problem with a digital twist.
Threats to humiliate an intimate partner by sharing explicit photos or video is an old problem with a new digital twist, a new study finds.
Xi Jinping is no fan of an unregulated internet.
China is used to media being kept on a tight leash, but the party's latest swoop has an ominous new zeal about it.
A world of deceit.
Fibbers beware: experts have developed a new digital lie detector.
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.
Nine’s new online streaming service means it can reach beyond its metro boundaries, and regional broadcasters are not happy.
The rise on live streaming of television programs is breaking down the protected geographical barriers on what you can watch, and the regional broadcasters are not happy.
It’s time to rethink content distribution.
Netflix's recent ban on proxies, unblockers and virtual private networks (VPNs) is unlikely to provide a long-term cure to content providers’ chronic headaches.
The move that will save Twitter – and improve public debate worldwide – is much more than adding 9,860 characters.
A new front page for the front page of the internet.
Will the new version of Reddit appeal in the same way as the original?
The niche television market is now the place to be.
Mass media is on its way out, and the pursuit and influence of niche audiences has fundamentally reshaped everything from the music industry to publishing. Now it's reshaping television.
Jonah Peretti of Buzzfeed at the TechCrunch conference Disrupt NY 2013.
The 2015 Reuters institute digital news report has just been published. It contains, according to Matthew Ingram in Fortune magazine, mostly bad news for traditional, mainstream media – confirming what…
A responsible media is cautious about what leaked information it will publish.
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If confidential sources can still be exposed by the government's new data retention legislation, why risk leaking anything to the media?
The abuse unleashed online can be devastating at times.
Online and social media’s capacity to enable anyone to communicate their ideas and views is much celebrated. So why do so many people feel nervous about getting involved with online debate? Too often…
The Sydney Star Observer won’t appear in a weekly print format any more – but the community it’s helped build is thriving.
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Last week’s announcement that Australia’s oldest and most respected lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) weekly newspaper, Sydney Star Observer (SSO), will change to a monthly print…
Hailed as the US ‘Queen of the mommy bloggers’, Heather Armstrong’s Dooce.com has made her one of Forbes’ ‘Most Influential Women in Media’ and is a US$1 million a year business.
Making the personal political has long been a feminist project. But parenting blogs — known popularly, but often with a special sort of sexist sneer as “mummy blogs” — increasingly run the risk of making…