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.
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!
Hoaxy is a joint project of the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) and the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research it aims to provide visualisations of fake online fake news stories with visualizations of how they spread. For instance search the site for Trump to view a range of stories including Trump meets […]
MIC launches database of transgender murders A key initiative has recently been unveiled in tracking this underreported crime. The database provides data and visualizations of this horrendous crime in the USA 2010-2016. This article from GLAAD explains its significance. The Hate Index A new resource from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism‘s NYCity […]
A really useful listing from Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR) blog which draws together in one place an A-Z listing of links to news resources that can be difficult to trace via other means. It lists over 200 titles arranged by country of origin. Other good sources of historic newspapers it is worth […]
Published this week, the latest Eurobarometer survey of EU citizens on Media pluralism and democracy found that 57% of EU citizens believe that the media in their countries lack independence from political and commercial pressure and 75% of the respondents have experienced hate speech on social media.