Media and Communication
Free via the BFI player this collection of films celebrates the Black presence in Britain. They include a significant number of pre-Windrush films and documentaries highlighting black lives . They include footage of this visit of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson to Manchester Docks in 1911.
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
According to the latest Ofcom communications report people in the UK now check their smartphones, on average, every 12 minutes of the waking day. Their press release also has a fascinating infographic comparing usage and consumption of media from 2008 and 2018 which shows startling changes over the last ten years. The full report covers […]
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 Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS) has relaunched World Intermediary Liability Map. This free online resource helps students track changing laws affecting online speech and platform responsibility around the world. Intermediary liability laws provide internet companies like Facebook, Google, CloudFlare, or your local ISP, with information on the legal responsibility they may have for […]
MAI Journal of feminist visual culture launched. MAI is a new open access feminist journal founded and edited by Anna Backman Rogers (Senior Lecturer in Feminist Philosophy and Visual Culture, University of Gothenburg, Sweden) & Anna Misiak (Senior Lecturer in Film/MA Film & Television Course Coordinator, Falmouth University, UK) in collaboration with an international board […]