Studying Twitter in advance of the federal election has shown that the hashtag #FakeNews is being used to discredit Canadian mainstream media and create echo chambers.
The latest proposals to amend the ABC Charter raise questions about media law reform. To be effective and sustainable, it needs to be strategic, not ad hoc and politicised.
New research shows parliamentarians believe the key to improving trust between them and their constituents is in improving links to the community and better educating the public about our democracy.
Members of Congress factor what the public thinks into their decisions. But it's difficult to measure what the public is really thinking.
The pro-Kremlin Russian political and media establishment have grown increasingly skilled at spinning stories to highlight US political weaknesses.
The climate strikes have allowed young people to seize the narrative on climate change. Here's how the media should empower them.
Politicians might get the most airtime when it comes to climate change, but Australians would rather hear about it from weather presenters.
We asked a media studies researcher why climate change doesn't make more of a splash in the press.
With the rise of internet groups for conspiracy theorists, it may feel like Americans live in a unique time. But conspiracy theories have been common for decades.
Over the past decade, more teens have attempted suicide. The trend has vexed researchers, but it's that much more difficult to determine whether a fictional TV show has had any role.
The political class is tearing itself to pieces, and journalists are making sure we can read all about it. But beyond Westminster, why would people care about things they can do nothing about?
When the organization of a social network impacts political discussion on a large scale, the consequences can be enormous.
Political campaigns and journalists often turn to social media to see how voters feel about an election. But the numbers they see there may not accurately reflect the electorate's views.
W.T. Stead's 1885 account of the process by which wealthy Londoners procured teenagers for sex became a global news story, but the police refused to investigate.
It's time characters on TV reflected not only women's experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.
A sociologist spent over a year interviewing black, white and Latino residents of a declining coal town in central Pennsylvania, plumbing the sources of their political disillusionment.
A person's political identity is wrapped up in almost everything they do. Exposure to opinions from the other side actually makes it worse.
Teens who see alcohol on TV are more likely to drink. A marketing professor explains how to counter this phenomenon.
Chinese media sees the protests very differently to Western media.
A newspaper paying its journalists bonuses to chase page views has big implications for its role in a democracy.