Kenyan journalists and members of civil society marching on the World Press Freedom Day in 2018.
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No matter what tactics are used to muzzle, restrict, limit, or censor information, trustworthy information that serves the public good can still find its way to those who matter most: the citizens.
Traditional media houses must adapt, innovate and converge to survive in the digital age.
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Media houses with digital and traditional newsrooms need to create collaborative environments to address the tensions that often emerge between the old and the new.
The Morrison government will introduce legislation forcing Google and Facebook to face arbitration if they fail to come to commercial deals with traditional media on payment for content
Women in Africa are still represented by patriarchal stereotypes in the digital space.
Feminists in Africa must step up to the challenge and redress the manner in which African women are portrayed in the digital age.
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Despite their derision, media outlets such as the Canary and Breitbart, still source much of their information from the mainstream press.
Alan Soon of Splice Media is promising a million dollars to give to start-ups to transform media in Asia.
What does the future newsroom look like?
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We often hear about media companies shedding staff and revenues, but is there hope? We ask the man with a mission to launch 100 media start-ups in three years: what does the future newsroom look like?
Trust in media is low in Australia, which is why traditional news values like accuracy and objectivity matter.
New research suggests that when it comes to the media, Australians prize traditional news values more than the accessibility and friendliness that characterise social media.
Media Files is a new monthly podcast, featuring discussion between media researchers, experts and working journalists on the big issues in the media landscape today.
Bahareh Jahandoost brings literature, performing arts and new media together to express Iranian society.
A Canada-Iran collaboration uses performance art, storytelling and new media to confront the troubles of global migration and borders.
Bullet Club wrestlers, from left to right, Nick Jackson, Adam ‘Hangman’ Page and Matt Jackson are at the forefront of an indie wrestling boom.
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Could the WWE’s grip on professional wrestling be weakening?
How much is too much screen time for kids?
For decades, parents have fretted over ‘screen time,’ limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media… and how parents should (or shouldn’t) regulate it.
Wikipedia has earned our trust. Now its founder proposes an innovative assault on fake news with Wikitribune.
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era - which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident - is folly.
Jan Martin Will
A generation of ‘new media’ sites is challenging traditional news organisations when it comes to reporting the environment.
New forms of entertainment and consumption abound. And yet the book endures.
E-book sales are falling, even though many said they would “kill” print books. Computers and television were also supposed to spell the book’s demise. At one point, people even feared the phonograph.
The old ways aren’t necessarily the best when it comes to academic writing.
There are many exciting new publishing opportunities opening up for academics who want to take their work beyond traditional spaces like journals.
Cofounder and CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Because Netflix continually upends established business models, evaluating the company can difficult.
The move that will save Twitter – and improve public debate worldwide – is much more than adding 9,860 characters.
Not an ‘assembly line’?
They employ thousands and are highly commercial, and increasingly their staff are turning to unions.
The ABC, known for innovating in digital media, is facing increasing budget pressure.
Of the many media organisations making the transition towards digital, the ABC is one of the most advanced. So in the face of a $254 million budget, or “back offices” cut, as Communications Minister Malcolm…