Media and Communication
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 […]
Ahead of the inauguration the Internet Archive has launched its own special Trump collection. It currently has over 700 video, news broadcasts, televised debates and interviews online. There is also a fact checked file of statements made in the interviews which has been prepared by FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, and The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Fact Base […]
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 […]
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.
Following on from last week’s list of resources. Here are some more new discoveries. This recent academic article examines whether academic staff are more likely to vote for Donald Trump It examines staff from law, politics and journalism and offers data on whether they are registered for a specific political party. CNN video library of […]
First Draft is a new coalition of news organisations, including the Washington Post, which is seeking to raise standards in reporting focussing specifically on the verification of online, citizen-generated journalism by developing a collaborative verification platform, the creation of a voluntary code of practice and a train-the-trainer programme for journalists. Partners include: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, The […]
Free access to this resource made available by the Internet Archive. It contains an online archive of TV programmes from September 2001 covering a week after the aftermath of events. Programmes have hourly updates and include materials from CNN, Beijing and the BBC as well as other international broadcasters. It also has materials from a […]
A new initiative of the European Journalism Observatory in partnership with the Media Development Centre in Tunisia, the new AJO will focus on Arab nations, providing a portal to news, research and resources on the media and journalism standards in these regions. This will include coverage of media industry, media industry, press freedom, censorship. The site […]
This interesting ESRC-funded project is examining (Mis)information flows, propagation and responsible governance in the digital world. It is being funded November 2014-November 2016 so some full-text papers are now being added to the website. Topics covered include case studies of digital wildfires when things go viral, ethical and regulatory questions and security and policing. The latter […]
View Demos visual mapping of the Brexit Twitterosphere for a stunning visual examination of key players and networks. Find out which three women were key players during the first week of May!