Media and Communication
The EU has released the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which gathers together more than 30 indicators ranking European nations according to themes such as Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet, Integration of Digital Technology and Digital Public Services. The website has good data visualizations as well as country reports and information about the […]
Beyond the Great Firewall: How China Became a Global Information Power Read the latest online report from Center for International Media Assistance to find out how. The 44 page book focuses upon three main areas: shaping international news media, guiding the evolution of the global Internet, and influencing global culture through Hollywood. Find data on […]
Fascinating report from the Knight Foundation which focusses on findings from qualitative research with 52 teenagers and young adults in three U.S. cities: Philadelphia, Chicago, and Charlotte, North Carolina. It shows an increasing mistrust of the media and a reliance on the use of mobile technology. In the UK Ofcom has an annual news consumption […]
With recent concerns about Fake news, seventeen local and national newsrooms in France, including AFP, Buzzfeed News, Les Echos, Le Monde, Libération and La Voix Du Nord have joined a collaborative journalism verification project CrossCheck. which has been created by First Draft and Google News Lab. It will be formally launched on February 27th. It […]
Newspapers pay a key role in forming the opinion of the French electorate according to the recent Baromètre des médias, l’intérêt des Français pour l’actualité au plus bas depuis 2002 published last week by the newspaper La Croix and Kantar Public. According to this in terms of the 2017 presidential election 74% felt that the […]
See the discussion from the Wikipedia reliable sources noticeboard There is also some interesting discussion by the Nieman Lab Also see this recent article on search strategies in Wikipedia from Giovanna Chiara Rodi, Vittorio Loreto and Francesca Tria which was published in PLOS One.
A fascinating worldwide survey from the Varkey Foundation which surveyed over 20,000 young people (born 1995-2001) in 20 countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK and the US) It includes a section on happiness and anxiety which has answers to such […]
The Word on the Street has broadsheet popular newspapers from 1650-1910. Search by keyword or place. Get popular reports of current events, crimes, politics and attitudes. See for instance this report of cross-dressing from the early 19th century. Other great Scottish digital resources include: Glasgow Digital Library. This has many free online collections. Highlights include: […]
On inauguration day The Guardian news is experimenting with a number of live news features. See the first filmed inauguration in 1901 via the Library of Congress website. And the draft of his speech with amendments!
With the changeover to a new president the White House has announced its plans for archiving social media and website from the Obama administration. Other citizen initiatives include: ArchiveSocial: Obama Social Media Archive MIT Media Lab’s Electome group explores how the White House, President Obama, and the First Lady have used Twitter to communicate with […]