Media and Communication
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 […]
This week the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Inquiry: “Managing the Impact of Social Media on Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing” called for safeguards; but their surveys also found that two thirds of those answering found social media useful for sourcing health information.
World Happiness Report 2018, ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels. The 2019 report is due to be launched on the 20th March – International Day of Happiness. Download the data and consult the methodology on the website.
On March 12, 1989, British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for what would become the World Wide Web to his boss at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Here is his second draft plan from 1990. The official celebration site has the history They also have some sound tracks they have created to express […]
A really great site for students created by Trevor Millum who studied History at Birmingham University before completing a PhD at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in Visual Communication in Advertising. It is based on his PhD thesis with added content including advice on analysing images and further images added from the 21st century. The original […]
A new historic social history resource recently launched, recording local life from the 1880s through to the digital age, the Express & Star Photo Archive is a leading regional newspaper published by The Midland News Association Ltd (MNA) with different editions covering the Black Country and Staffordshire. This site has been made possible by National […]
Find out using the 2019 Savills Tech index. It measures over 100 metrics. View the stunning graphics in this presentation,