Journalism

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984032

Research report

Better practices for reporting on extremists, antagonists, and manipulators online
22 May 2018

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....

Report

Analyzing scriptural inference in conservative news practices
16 May 2018

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...

Research report

12 Mar 2018

This study shows the landscape for legal disputes around reputation is changing, as the question ‘who is a publisher’ continues to evolve. It highlights the growing influence of social platforms and websites not affiliated with media companies as the source of legal disputes.

Essay

6 Feb 2018

Dutch news site, De Correspondent , represents a radical challenge to traditional journalistic practice. Now, it’s about to launch in the United States.

Report

5 Feb 2018

This inquiry was initiated to look into the current state of public interest journalism in Australia and globally, to consider what the role government should play in assisting the sector in meeting the challenges and capitalising on the opportunities of the digital age.

Research report

8 Jan 2018

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.

Audio program

15 Oct 2017

First-hand accounts and leaked documents reveal the extent of the Fijian government’s control over the media and public service.

Commentary

4 Oct 2017

Is China’s harsh brand of media control serving as a role model for its neighbours?

Other text

21 Sep 2017

In a speech to the Melbourne Press Club on 15 September 2017, veteran political journalist, Laurie Oakes, said Australian politics is floundering because contemporary politicians lack the wit and bravery of great former leaders such as Paul Keating.

Report

14 Sep 2017

Now that journalists are using AI in the newsroom, what must they know about these technologies, and what must technologists know about journalistic standards when building them?

Commentary

11 Sep 2017

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.

Audio program

8 Sep 2017

Respected journalist, Peter Luck, has died after a long and painful illness.

Commentary

4 Sep 2017

When a journalist moves from press secretary to press gallery reporter, it raises tricky ethical questions for news editors in the face of possible concerns about the former political staff member’s independence and partisanship. Caroline Fisher explains.

Audio interview

30 Aug 2017

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

Commentary

28 Aug 2017

'Doxing' has a complicated history, but the type of identity-seeking that occurred in the wake of Charlottesville was once mostly the work of the media. Collette Snowden explains.

Journal article

21 Jul 2017

This paper argues that ‘fake news’ is endemic to ‘information society’ as a whole, not just the internet or news media.

Journal article

19 Jul 2017

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.

Journal article

19 Jul 2017

This paper contemplates the nature of journalists’ information practices in the 21st Century and relates these to the roles of information and social media in civil society.

Journal article

19 Jul 2017

This piece presents an imaginary scenario taking place in any typical primary school around Australia. It was developed for the special issue of Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Journal, on fake news and alternative facts, to show how these may arise in everyday practices.

Report

Emerging evidence, insights and lessons
30 Jun 2017

This report indicates many elements are needed to achieve best practice reporting on violence against women.