Media and Communication
Released by JISC this week and based on extensive user research is the latest version of this road map which signposts the best route to creating a future digitally-inclusive university.
Yes, according to the latest report from UNESCO entitled I’d blush if I could: closing gender divides in digital skills through education The 145-page report feels that there is evidence of this with voice assistants being programmed with female voices which reinforce stereotypes of subservience and passivity. It has guidelines for digital inclusion in AI […]
This new collection has been launched by the Library of Congress. Since June 2014 they have regularly been web archiving online only general news sites, mainly from USA. These are now available and searchable in one place. There are currently 54 items. Of these 17 can be viewed openly on the Internet the rest on […]
The UNESCO official website 2019 focuses on the role of the media in the fight against misinformation. These include a book on press freedom and the safety of journalists and other resolutions, papers and resources like, for instance, the World Trends in Freedom of Expression series. The United Nations website has links to related resolutions, reports and committee websites. Find out which country has […]
According to the latest annual report from Reporteurs Sans Frontières which ranks 180 nations worldwide only 24% are rated as having a good level of press freedom, a decline from 26% last year. Criteria measured include: pluralism, media independence, censorship, the legal framework, and infrastructure. Download the full ranking, methodology and report from the website.
Recently the UK government revealed research on the most hacked passwords. You can download the top 100,000 from the National Cyber research centre. For information on how common identity and online fraud is see CIFAS research summaries. This also gives basic data on the most frequently targeted groups. How much do people know about cybersecurity? The same […]
Who pays for adverts on Facebook? This free resource will have data for 7 years of all political and other advertising on Facebook and Instagram. Regular reports on trends will also be provided. It displays page creation dates, mergers with other pages, page name changes and where a page is managed from, and the option […]
A new scholar-led digital archive for media, film and communication studies—has just been launched by Jeff Pooley, Associate Professor of Media & Communication, Muhlenberg College (USA) . Papers are being gradually added. Certainly one to watch. Other good sources include: SSRN Papers Core Open access research papers
This web archive has been curated by the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, member libraries of the Latin America Libraries of the Northeast Group. It has snapshots of ‘264 vulnerable websites’ – these are Brazilian government websites in the areas of human rights, the environment, LGBTQ issues and culture for the period following the election of […]
Interesting analysis from NHS of a series of surveys. Sustain has produced publications which have focused on the marketing practices of junk food manufacturers to school children. Another factor is increasing size of packets. This Cochrane review from the University of Cambridge found using data from 72 studies and over 6,700 participants, showed that people consume more food and […]