Media and Communication
Freedom on the Net report The latest annual ranking from Freedom House has just been released. It has a special chapter on efforts by nations to manipulate social media which is particularly topical form those focussing on fake news. Also recently released the Trust Project guidelines a series of transparency standards to help readers identify trustworthy […]
Passport https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/databases/p/passportgmid have added Datagraphics and Context to their Market Reports and these could be very useful for student assignments and research. To find them, go to Passport’s home page and find Country reports: Datagraphics. Choose industry, product and country and press go. Results will display Datagraphics (which can be exported as images to PowerPoint). On tabs […]
A fabulous free archival film collection launched on the BFI player combines documentaries of Jewish life and culture with early film depictions of Jewish characters. Some of these, such as the 1908 film The Robber and the Jew do display the anti-Semitism of the time. The Jewish Museum in London has a collections online where you […]
View the recordings from Senate committee hearings into Russian interference in the 2016 elections via C-Span video library.
The Council of Europe recently commissioned this report on the ‘pollution’ of information and the Internet.
Phoenix Square marks Black History Month with a series of films programmed by local arts organisation Serendipity, in partnership with the University of Leicester, a one-off live-via-satellite Grace Jones event and two further documentaries with De Montfort University. Films include the Stuart Hall Project, a film about Frantz Fanon, Black women in the Civil Rights […]
A great new resource from the BFI which explores a wide range of topics relating to the history of UK feature film. Free access to great sources of data on box office takings, directors and actors. It includes substantial sections on gender and the film industry. On the latter topic NESTA has conducted some interesting […]
A major German project is examining the influence of Google algorithms on political news search results. Algorithm Watch is produced in cooperation with six “Landesmedienanstalten”, the regulatory authorities for new media in the German federal states of Bavaria (BLM), Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb), Hesse (LPR Hessen), Rhineland-Palatinate (LMK), Saarland (LMS), Saxony (SLM) plus the University Kaiserslautern and Spiegel […]
The Latest report from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University examines the role of traditional and new media during the 2016 presidential election campaigns. It examines who supported Trump and has mappings of Twitter news sources for both campaigns.
Recently released a new independent tool which is aiming to track press freedom in the USA. It is being supported by key organisations such as the Committee to Protect Journalists and Freedom of the Press Foundation. It provides news and monitoring of incidents impeding the work of journalists ranging from physical assault to legal cases […]