After this election, the major parties will review their campaign strategies. It's time the media did the same and found ways to improve their coverage for future campaigns.
There is a stark mismatch between the elements required of a modern news story – unique, high impact – and the reality of medical research being slow, meticulous and progressing one step at a time.
Witnessing violent media reporting about women politicians can deter women from entering politics at a time when we should be striving toward gender parity.
Space scientists win first award for academic authors who have made a series of outstanding contributions to The Conversation in the UK.
The health of American democracy could be at stake.
With sharp political commentary just as likely to be found on Tumblr as in the pages of the Times, why aren’t the best internet memes being published in the nation's top periodicals?
According to a new study, a small portion of a site can yield thousands of objects, adding up to millions of dollars.
Facebook’s Mia Garlick on how Australian politicians are using social media.
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Today's Media Files podcast examines the role of social media in election campaigns, including the spread of 'fake news' and foreign political interference.
In this election, it's not just two parties and candidates that need closer scrutiny – it's the media landscape itself.
Thunder Bay has received national press for its historically inequitable relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Local journalism could help the city face those challenges.
A new study highlights the significant differences in attitudes between UK and German journalists.
Something about Netflix's business model just doesn't add up – unless you look at the streaming service as a massive data collection company.
In a context of defiance against media, how can journalists recover the public's trust and their image of "truth tellers"? Brazil provides a few examples.
The lack of in-depth coverage of the southern African floods tell a grim picture of the state of South Africa's newsrooms.
As the news of the shootings in New Zealand quickly unfolded, a researcher took note of the way the event was covered in news media and how the coverage was being discussed on social media.
The #MeToo movement brought to light the extent of sexual violence in the community, largely through the media. But there is still a long way to go to overturn stereotypes and shut down online abuse.
Psychological phenomena like confirmation bias and the Dunning-Kruger effect make it easy for people to fall for deliberate or inadvertent lies in the news.
With a long history in the media and public life, Ita Buttrose's appointment is a decision the government may have gotten right.
The arrest of a high-profile journalist in the Philippines has been rightly condemned. But the abuses she has been reporting continue daily.
Effective communication strategies will be crucial if scientists want to counter the worrying anti-vaccination trend.