Media and Communication
OpenDissertations.org, a project from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs, has now been officially been launched. It lists more than 800,000 Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD). It includes any electronic theses listed in the British Library’s EThOS Service as well as material listed in American doctoral theses and masters theses. Search by author, keyword and date. There are […]
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April 20th is designated by the United Nations as Chinese Language day it seeks to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. Some great recommended resources are: Chinese Foreign Policy Database from the Wilson Center which provides a marvellous reference source for Chinese foreign policy from 1949 onwards. It includes a timeline and chronology of key events. Thematic […]
A new report from the Simon Wiesenthal center finds the rise of alt-tech far-right digital websites and platforms. The report also has an accompanying Digital Terrorism and Hate ‘Report Card’ which evaluates the efforts of powerful online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter in removing extremist content.
A team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) cross-checked the spread of 126,000 stories on Twitter against a database of stories fact-checked by six independent organisations, including Snopes, Politifact and Factcheck. They discovered that untruths were 6 times more likely to spread faster: view the findings in Science magazine . Other new resources concerning about fake news include […]
According to the latest annual report from the Duke Reporters Lab. They found that in 2018 the number has increased by 31 percent. They also commented on the stability location and performance of the websites.
As the winners of the Academy awards 2018 have been announced, here are some social science sites for locating materials on the economics of the Oscars. The Independent has an interesting section of facts on impacts on careers which was published in 2016. Statista has a fact file of data on the awards, which subscribers […]
International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. This year the theme is Press for Progress. See also this YouTube video on Gender Equality
Spare Rib was a leading women’s liberation periodicals of the 1970s. You can view the full archive online via the British Library website. There are links to that archive on the Sociology https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/subjects/sociology and the Media and Communication https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/subjects/media subject pages. Paper issues are held by the Women’s Library@LSE The first issue cost 17.5 pence . It […]
Using a new online game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and Dutch media collective DROG. It aims to expose the public to methods used by fake news producers thereby encouraging them to mistrust and act critically in future. The full announcements by the university links to pilot studies on its impact in […]
A visual archive which draws upon resources taken from the Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration and The Illustration Archive. Themed sections on rational dress and bloomers, sports wear, work clothes, work and war explore the history of womens dress changes in the 19th/ 20th century and their relationship with women’s rights and feminism. See these marvellous 19th […]