Fact-checking risks oversimplifying and distorting Americans’ political conflicts, while not actually helping people find ways to work together productively.
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Rather than a royal commission focused on News Corporation, the best approach would be an inquiry into ways to maintain standards and better fund public interest journalism.
The way the press talks about obesity has changed over time.
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Non-stop media coverage can invade their privacy, raise and dash their hopes, and prolong their trauma.
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Images of individual refugees are rare in media, but are less likely to make viewers dehumanise them.
The police, the media and politicians have long objected Chief Keef’s ties to gang violence. But the rapper wrote the playbook for using social media to make a career out of music.
Hiding the suffering and deaths of some from public view while showing others implies that certain lives are more valuable.
Social media during the pandemic is not all doom scrolling and despair. Lighter memes have psychological benefits.
Facebook declined to negotiate a content deal with The Conversation under the Federal Government’s News Media Bargaining Code.
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This is the full transcript for Don’t Call Me Resilient, episode 7: How stories about alternate worlds can help us imagine a better future.
Critics have long pooh-poohed conservative comics. But in today’s fragmented media environment, right-wing comedy has become both a moneymaker and a force in politics.
Most terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, yet thanks to 9/11 politicians and the media, that’s the way it is presented to the public.
Pronouncements made by the Chinese government often cloak a hidden agenda.
The next months are going to remain difficult. But I’m still hopeful about the future. There will come a point when enough people are vaccinated that case numbers begin to decrease.
There is no linear approach to the process of decolonisation. But any attempt must start with looking at how the internet spreads knowledge and ideas about Africa and Africans.