Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election defied almost all predictions.
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Swinburne political scientist Bryan Cranton looks at why so many experts got the US Election so wrong
Polls are best guesses, votes are real.
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People around the world were shocked when Hillary Clinton, ahead in many polls, didn't end up the U.S.' president-elect. But that doesn't mean the polls themselves were wrong.
The UK general election could go either way. The one certainty is that the numbers of seats won won’t match the votes for each party.
This week the "mother of parliaments" faces a general election in the UK. The 'first past the post' electoral system means we can't predict the result with certainty, nor expect it to match the vote.
In a digital world dominated by a few media conglomerates, start-up initiatives like The Charta and First Look in the US should be welcomed.
The digital era has led to increasing challenges for western and traditional news media business models. Media outlets are facing steady declines in revenue, while the migration of advertising online has…