Offering extremely candid comments from mainstream journalists, the report provides a snapshot of a news media industry caught between the pressure to deliver page views, the impulse to cover manipulators and “trolls,” and the disgust (expressed in interviewees’ own words) of accidentally propagating extremist ideology....
This report is an ethnographic account drawn directly from Dr. Francesca Tripodi’s research within upper-middle class conservative Christian communities in Virginia in 2017. Tripodi uses Christian practices of Biblical interpretation as a lens for understanding the relationship between so-called 'fake news' sources and contemporary conservative...
The ACCC encourages submissions responding to this issues paper from market participants, including media content creators/journalists, media outlets, digital platforms, advertisers, consumers, small businesses and industry associations.
Throughout the world, people are taking direct action to tackle environmental problems – from Standing Rock in the United States, to the Carmichael coal mine in Australia, to the community groups standing against oil and gas exploration in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Media literacy has become a center of gravity for countering “fake news,” and a diverse array of stakeholders – from educators to legislators, philanthropists to technologists – have pushed significant resources toward media literacy programs.
This report is intended to inform platforms, news organizations, media makers, and others who do not ask whether standards for media content should be set, but rather who should set them, who should enforce them, and what entity should hold platforms, the media industry, states,...
Amid the changing informational landscape, media trust in the U.S. has been eroding, making it harder for the news media to fulfill their democratic responsibilities of informing the public and holding government leaders accountable.
Publics around the world overwhelmingly agree that the news media should be unbiased in their coverage of political issues, according to this Pew Research Center survey of 38 countries.
This research report has been promoted as the first scientific, data-based study of Americans’ exposure to fake news in the month surrounding the 2016 U.S. election.
This guide responds to an increasing demand for understanding the interplay between digital platforms, misleading information, propaganda and viral content practices, and their influence on politics and public life in democratic societies.
This report details how young people in Australia consume and interact with news and media and underscores the need for a national direction in addressing media-literacy skills in young people.
Michelle Guthrie’s vision for ABC current affairs is a mixed bag - with the history missing, writes Jane Goodall.
This report provides a detailed analysis of the television viewing behaviour of Australian children.
Building a journalism business model on clicks, cats and Kardashians may have had its day - even as journalists change to keep audiences happy, writes Peter Fray.
The Duterte Government in the Philippines is driving a propaganda war on the back of the rising popularity of social media, especially Facebook, according to journalist, Maria Ressa
This guide outlines how the ABC approached research on the Christian church and domestic violence.
This paper argues that ‘fake news’ is endemic to ‘information society’ as a whole, not just the internet or news media.
This paper analyzes the distribution of alternative facts and fake news as a phenomenon characterizing post-fact society and how journalistic work processes may promote and legitimize the distribution of misleading content.
There's often a lot of criticism that the news is negative and depressing. A new study has found that more than half of Australian audiences sometimes avoid it for this very reason.