Media and Communication
DIVA is an online resource developed by David Deacon and James Stanyer of the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture, Loughborough University in collaboration with Business Intelligence And Strategy (B.I.A.S) and is supported Research England’s Higher Education Innovation Fund. Concerns about the diversity of media content and representation are concerned with questions of both […]
February is LGBT+ History month. Here is a list of some of the many LGBT-related resources in the library https://rl.talis.com/3/leicester/lists/8D028B92-A355-F78A-3C82-A95539A45FEE.html?lang=en-GB&login=1
Not new but recently upgraded, time to revisit The Zuckerberg Files maintained by UW-Milwaukee Center for Information Policy Research. It provides free access to over 900 statements, transcripts of speeches and videos from Facebook’s founder covering the period 2004-2018. Free registration required. Includes materials on Russian elections and privacy.
…according to large-scale research undertaken by Amnesty International and Element AI, a global artificial intelligence software product company. They surveyed millions of tweets mentioning 778 journalists and politicians from the UK and US during 2017. Women of colour were more than 34% likely to receive abuse than white women. The research also looks at the […]
Discover Levenson digital archive launched. This free resource from a partnership between Kingston University, the National Archives and a number of charitable trusts provides free access to materials relating to the Levenson Inquiry. The starting point for the Inquiry was the revelation that News of the World reporters hacked the phone of 13-year-old murder victim […]
Covering the period 1970-1990. This resource from a women’s collective has a wealth of information. Of particular value are the activism newsletters including Toronto publications; Cayenne Rebel Girls’ Rag International Women’s Day Committee (IWDC) Newsletter. The website also has a wealth of pamphlets and books on social issues including day care, education and work. A […]
This is based on 4 principles. R – that the Internet is based on human Rights O – that it is Open A – that it should be Accessible to all, and M – that it is nurtured by multi-stakeholder participation. Read the full text and debate on the website.
Today worldwide 327 million fewer women than men have a smartphone and can access the mobile Internet. This report from the OECD considers what can be done. It focuses upon the themes of upskill and innovate to achieve change. Download the full text from the website.
This week the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission launched its report. They argued that big tech companies should fund an independent platform agency to police fake news. Find out more by downloading the report and getting the facts on the composition of the commission from the official website.
New database from UNESCO. Shockingly the The Observatory records 1,293 killings since 1993, including more than 80 recorded in 2018. The online database allows journalists, researchers and members of the public to obtain information on killed journalists, with search options based on nationality, country of killing, name and sex.