It’s impossible to conduct truly causal research on media consumption and suicide.
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.
Brexit is dominating headlines.
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?
Are you trapped in an echo chamber?
When the organization of a social network impacts political discussion on a large scale, the consequences can be enormous.
Online discussion doesn’t always accurately reflect the real political landscape.
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 series of articles detailing a sordid sex ring rocked London.
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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.
Women have heart attacks too and can have different symptoms to men, like jaw pain, breathlessness or nausea, as well as the familiar chest pain. So why don’t we see this on TV?
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.
Of Jennifer Silva’s sample of 108 working-class people, over two-thirds didn’t even vote in the 2016 election.
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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.
Animosity between partisan voters has grown in recent years.
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 drinking on TV are more likely to drink themselves.
Teens who see alcohol on TV are more likely to drink. A marketing professor explains how to counter this phenomenon.
Media tour Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building after protesters broke in on July 1.
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Chinese media sees the protests very differently to Western media.
Melbourne newspaper the Herald Sun plans to use cash bonuses to incentivise its journalists to lure more readers and hook more subscribers.
A newspaper paying its journalists bonuses to chase page views has big implications for its role in a democracy.
The government has approved a parliamentary inquiry into press freedom – a step the major media organisations have dismissed as unnecessary.
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A parliamentary inquiry into press freedom is merely a public relations exercise designed to buy time until the public anger over last month's police raids dies down.
Political fissures extend to the TV screen.
The programs that Americans of all political stripes like to watch seem to be united by a common theme.
Ray Stannard Baker joins Woodrow Wilson at the lectern in front of Congress.
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her job, and two media scholars reflect on the career of the very first press secretary – a model of openness who respected news reporters.
A Kenyan journalist has an altercation with a police officer.
Although Kenyan media houses have various accountability systems in place, their implementation is weak and inconsistent.
Senator James McGrath in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra.
Following similar comments by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, a senator has called for the ABC to sell its Ultimo headquarters and move to the suburbs and regional centres.
Canadians have trust in their news media, but they’re unlikely to pay for online news.
Canadians have relatively high trust in their media compared to other countries, but that doesn't translate into a willingness to pay for online news.
Australian federal police entering the Australian Broadcast Company headquarters on June 5, 2019.
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An American media scholar studying in Australia looks at the protections offered by the two countries for investigative reporting, raising crucial questions about journalism's role in democracy.
The Australian Federal Police have allowed themselves to become a tool of ‘secretive, ruthless and vindictive executive government’.
What everyone should want is a healthy system of government that can serve the public interest by bringing important matters to light.
On Wednesday, the AFP raided the ABCs Sydney headquarters in relation to the 2017 “Afghan files” report.
This week's raids on journalists and media outlets show not just the risk to those doing work in the public interest, but the potentially chilling effect it will have on more such journalism being brought to light.