What impact has COVID 19 had on news consumption? How popular are podcasts? And many more fascinating facts on the amount and type of news consumption worldwide. Get international and country-by-country reports in the latest annual report which also has associated data tables that can be downloaded. The full methodology can be consulted on the website.
A useful guide from WAN-IFRA and Women in the news It aims to educate news rooms on gender stereotypes in the media and how to avoid them.
Uncensored Library by Reporters without Frontiers A minecraft game created by RSF which is filled with articles and websites which are censored in their countries of origin. It aims to expose the nature of censorship to teenage game players. The site also has a 360 video of the design of the library. Players can get started from […]
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 […]