Media and Communication
Media Cloud is monitoring global media coverage of the pandemic and has some interesting facts and figures on its website. It uses Media Cloud’s National and State & Local collections in the US, Italy, Spain, Germany, the UK and France to look at media coverage and Worldometers data on coronavirus cases from Feb 15 onwards.
The Microsoft Digital Civility Index (DCI) Microsoft has been measuring online behaviour and has found a worrying increase of bad behaviour and digital incivility over the last 4 years. Their Digital Civility webpage gives information about safer internet campaigns and you can scroll down to get global and country report cards. The data is based […]
Reality TV ? Does it harm mental health With the recent death of Love Island reality TV presenter Caroline Flack we have been reminded that a number of contestants on the show have tragically died in similar circumstances. What is the evidence about reality TV and its impact on mental health? The Mental Health Foundation has […]
A new report from think tank Rand describes the building of the database which has links to useful sources for researchers on detecting spam, codes, credibility scoring, disinformation tracking, verification and education. Also released this week a report from Fullfact.org and Africa Check which includes information resources and an excellent report entitled: Media and information […]
The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer measures levels of trust in business, NGOs and the media. It records declining levels of trust in the media and government who are perceived as both incompetent and unethical. The online survey was conducted in 28 markets.34,000+ respondents total. All fieldwork was conducted between October 19 and November 18, 2019. […]
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 […]