New from Polis think tank a study which reveals how artificial intelligence is currently being used by news services and what its future might be. It is based a survey of 71 news organisations in 32 different countries.
The United Nations has designated 2 November as International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. This event calls on nations to condemn attacks on journalists and to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice. Here are some recommended sites: The Committee to Protect Journalists website has data on attacks on the press since 1992 and the global index of journalists killed in 2019 […]
Fascinating fact from the Latest Ofcom news consumption in the UK annual report. Yet only 37% trust social media. Get the full facts by downloading the report from the website. It covers TV, radio, social media, Internet and includes information on levels of trust. Excel and raw data files can be downloaded from the website. […]
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.
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 […]
This Digital archive was funded by the School of Advanced Study to put online the papers of South African anti-apartheid activist Ruth First who was assassinated in 1982. They include letters from her exile in London, political activities in South Africa and Mozambique during the apartheid era and responses to her impact. Also relevant here are the […]
Informed Opinions has produced the Gender Gap Tracker in partnership with Simon Fraser University. It analyses the ratio of males and females who are quoted in seven major Canadian news publications. The screen shows the last 7 days. Sources include Globe, Huffington Post and CBC. The graphic images really display a gender imbalance. The full methodology is […]
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 […]