In a general election, most people will vote for their party’s candidate. But in a primary, voters rely on media coverage to help them choose among candidates. And that gives the media influence.
It may seem extreme, but there’s a reason the law allows it.
The lawsuit could see other media companies move to protect their copyrighted content.
The lawsuit poses questions about how generative AI systems are developed.
Artificial intelligence is likely to make the ‘fake news’ problem worse. But it can also be used to help us counter misinformation.
Pundits are everywhere, giving their analyses of current events, politics and the state of the world. You’ll hear a lot more from them this election year. Is their rank opinion good for democracy?
Christos Tsiolkas’s new novel is more interested in individuals and our influences on one another than on Australia’s social problems.
New research finds Australian listeners value news podcasts for enabling them to better participate in democratic life.
Studies show, though, that voters don’t like all that nastiness.
Tucker Carlson and his employer, Fox News, had an incredible understanding of what their audience wants: a kind of authenticity that is not genuine but instead manipulative.
Based on the 2019 book, She Said follows journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey as they report on Harvey Weinstein.
The ‘Napalm Girl’ photo is much more than powerful evidence of war’s indiscriminate effects on civilians. It also shows how false assertions can get traction in the media.
For the news publisher, the key word is ‘subscribers’.
The New York Times gave in to White House pressure and did not publish crucial information about an impending US-backed invasion of Cuba. It’s an old story, much repeated – but it’s wrong.
The latest scandal to hit news media involves Rukmini Callimachi, the journalist behind the New York Times podcast “Caliphate.” The scandal spotlights the dynamic between reporters and “fixers.”
The need for security agencies and the media to view and present Islam and Muslims as constant potential threats feeds into a dangerously violent and deadly Islamophobia.
The closer to the election you can drop a bombshell, the better, right? Not necessarily.
There was a time when well-known journalists resented preelection polls and didn’t mind saying so. One even said he felt “secret glee and relief when the polls go wrong.” Why did they feel this way?
Podcasts were once a niche hobby of the internet. Now (thanks to Spotify), Michelle Obama is joining the fray.
When news reports tout a drug, people get interested, even if the benefits are unproven. Patient hopes, requests and demands can easily turn into real prescriptions in their doctor’s office.