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 […]
Are we a nation of binge viewers? Yes according to the latest annual Communication Markets report released by Ofcom this week. They quote statistics that 8 in 10 adults in the UK use catch-up technology to watch more than one episode of a programme. 70% find this relaxing but 32% may they slept less! The report […]
Trump of Yore, is a fascinating project from the @qz bot studio when President Trump tweets it uses mathematical software to compare the new postings tweets in the president’s pre-inauguration 12,647-tweet archive, Other useful sources Trump archive which has been independently archived. Propublica has the politwoops – deleted tweets from Trump since 2015. Also useful […]
Free access to clips from the WGBH Media Library and archives which includes TV and radio programmes many with transcripts. Listen to Nixon campaigning in 1968 The organisation is a public service broadcaster and it includes key PBS broadcasts. Special collections include the 1983 history of the Vietnam war, plus highlights from the Educational Radio […]
Political TV Ad Archive Just launched by the Internet Archive to provide a resource for the 2016 US elections. This fabulous free online digital library resource where reporters can find political TV ads from key primary states in the 2016 elections. Each ad has its own page with metadata files that can be downloaded by […]
An interesting new report from the Media Reform Coalition states that 3 companies own 71% of the market. It includes coverage of ownership and control of local newspapers, radio, TV and national print and online services.
A really interesting case study and webinar made available by World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers which discusses use of social media by the BBC World Service to increase engagement. It covers how this was developed from the India 2014 elections to the recent African Ebola crisis.
A significant new audio and visual archive of historic election coverage released as part of a research project by the BBC and University of Sussex. It includes film material from every election since 1950, archive documents on the development of election broadcasting and oral history clips with politicians and presenters. For example see this clip […]
Democratic reflection App The Election Debate Visualisation (EDV) project a collaboration between The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) at The Open University and the University of Leeds. It was created in 2010 to analyse and study the nature and impact of the first televised leaders debates. Its website has details of the study and a number of […]
Rap News Plus from the official Vietnamese News Agency produces short rap videos aimed at young people from 15 to 25, news topics covered have included the Snowden leaks, European football http://www.vietnamplus.vn/tags/Rap-News.vnp Read about it in the World Editors news blog. http://blog.wan-ifra.org/2014/12/02/rapping-the-news-engaging-young-people-in-news