This aims to consider the question – how well do major media companies/news services cover science? The first report in the series is comprised of a content analysis of news reports about 165 scholarly studies in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post focused on the coverage of […]
A frightening new report from the Oxford Internet institute has a Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation. It found evidence of formally organised social media manipulation campaigns in 48 countries, an increase of 20 in the last year. One fifth of the manipulation recorded was via messaging apps.
Only 2% of children have the critical literacy skills they need to tell if a news story is real or fake
According to the final report from the Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills which was established by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Literacy and the National Literacy Trust. Almost two thirds of teachers surveyed felt this was increasing anxiety and effecting wellbeing in children. Results cover primary and secondary age […]
The Syrian Archive aims to support human rights investigators, advocates, media reporters and journalists in their efforts to document human rights violations in Syria. Its website collects reports of attacks on journalists and human rights violations. It now has a database of chemical weapons attacks materials. Currently verified 861 videos from 193 sources covering some 212 […]
2018 is the 25th anniversary and the focus is upon the rule of law. Find out more about the events on the UNESCO official website. These include a book on press freedom and the safety of journalists and other resolutions, papers and resources. The United nations website has links to related resolutions, reports and committee websites. […]
This week Freedom House Reports released Attacks on the Record – the state of world press freedom 2017/18.
A team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) cross-checked the spread of 126,000 stories on Twitter against a database of stories fact-checked by six independent organisations, including Snopes, Politifact and Factcheck. They discovered that untruths were 6 times more likely to spread faster: view the findings in Science magazine . Other new resources concerning about fake news include […]
According to the latest annual report from the Duke Reporters Lab. They found that in 2018 the number has increased by 31 percent. They also commented on the stability location and performance of the websites.
Spare Rib was a leading women’s liberation periodicals of the 1970s. You can view the full archive online via the British Library website. There are links to that archive on the Sociology https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/subjects/sociology and the Media and Communication https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/subjects/media subject pages. Paper issues are held by the Women’s Library@LSE The first issue cost 17.5 pence . It […]
Using a new online game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and Dutch media collective DROG. It aims to expose the public to methods used by fake news producers thereby encouraging them to mistrust and act critically in future. The full announcements by the university links to pilot studies on its impact in […]