Digital media

Research report

07 Apr 2017

A Field Guide to Fake News explores the use of digital methods to trace the production, circulation and reception of fake news online.

It is a project of the Public Data Lab with support from First Draft.

An open access sample of the first three chapters of the guide is...

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Commentary

Article

07 Mar 2017

The ABC will cut 20% of management positions and lose 200 staff by June, in what ABC Managing Director, Michelle Guthrie, calls a tough strategy to bring transformational change to the national broadcaster.

The job losses will start immediately in support areas in the TV news and...

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Audio podcast

05 Mar 2017

Trimming the Fat from 24 Hour News

Decode the News is a podcast thats focused on breaking down the week's major news stories on a critical level, and giving you cutting edge sociological tools to better help you critically consume the media.

This is not a weekly digest. It is not a...

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Presentation

24 Feb 2017

The Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission presented this speech on copyright and fair use to the Australian Digital Alliance Forum.

Introduction

Good morning. Thank you Professor Giblin and congratulations on the launch of yours and Professor Weatherall’s...

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Audio interview

23 Feb 2017

After much speculation, Fairfax Media has finally confirmed it's bidding farewell its digital rivers of gold.

The publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Australian Financial Review is planning to list its lucrative real estate website Domain on the stock exchange by the...

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Audio podcast

14 Feb 2017

Facebook dominates any conversation about media in 2017. Whether it's an examination of its role in disseminating journalism, its status as a vector for 'fake news' or its position as one of the digital advertising duopoly, it's an unmissable feature of the media landscape. In this episode,...

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Blog post

06 Feb 2017

Digital media played a prominent role in the recent US presidential election, with social media platforms channelling previously fringe universes of political culture, rooted in populism and post-truth politics, right into the mainstream of US political discourse. Meanwhile, traditional...

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Blog post

20 Jan 2017

Why did quality media lose peoples trust? Why is a big part of the audience listening more to lies and accusations than to well curated and fact based journalism?

At a lecture given to a visiting group of leading Danish reporters and editors at LSE professor Charlie Beckett elaborated on...

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Research report

12 Jan 2017

This year’s key developments will centre on fears about how changing technology is affecting the quality of information and the state of our democracy. The arrival of Donald Trump in the White House and elections in France and Germany will highlight the increasing power of new communication...

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Website

19 Dec 2016

NiemanLab asked some of the smartest people in journalism and digital media what they think is coming in the next 12 months. Here’s what they had to say.

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Commentary

Article

13 Dec 2016

With Facebook coming under significant scrutiny for its perceived role in the US election as a conduit for fake news and hate speech, Leighton Andrews, Professor of Public Service Leadership and Innovation at Cardiff Business School, a former Welsh Government Minister and a former head of public...

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Blog post

21 Nov 2016

David Souter discusses some of the key topics explored at the Internet Governance Forum that was held on 17 November in London, including:

  • the role that social media plays in young people’s relationships with one another, parents, schools and life experience; and
  • political
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Articles

15 Nov 2016

In this series of articles by academics, journalists and university students, Harvard University's NiemanReports examines some of the key reasons journalists and polling failed to accurately reflect the electorate in the wake of the 2016 US Presidential election.

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Report

Survey

17 Oct 2016

Over the last 50 years, a gap has been growing in the UK between political institutions and the people they represent. Voter turnout continues to decline; mass membership of political parties, once the most important bridge between the people and the political elite, continues to fall; and trust...

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Research report

12 Oct 2016

This report breaks down the Islamic State’s media activities through a two-fold approach. First, it examines a small number of declassified documents captured from the group’s predecessors to provide a baseline understanding its present-day media structure and operations.  Second, through an...

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Research report

06 Oct 2016

How are legacy news organisations dealing with the business of digital news? How are they addressing recent developments such as the rise of social media, the move from desktop internet to an increasingly mobile web, and the growing importance of online video?

This report explores how...

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Commentary

Article

27 Sep 2016

Washington-based National Public Radio (NPR) created a team of more than 50 people, including reporters, editors, visuals team, copyeditors and researchers to offer real-time fact checking assessments on a live transcript of the first US Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald...

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Research report

27 Sep 2016

The report includes a survey of 37 leading news executives from Europe and the United States on their relationship with Facebook.

The International News Media Association report focuses on eight key areas:

  • What Facebook does and how it works;
  • The market position of
  • ...
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Fact sheet

14 Sep 2016

Digital news continues to evolve, pushed by a variety of innovations in recent years, from groundbreaking new technologies like virtual reality and automated reporting to experiments on social platforms that have altered campaign coverage. As journalists and media practitioners gather for the...

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Commentary

Article

06 Sep 2016

New research on the business models of Fairfax and APN from 2004 to 2013 confirms the two companies have failed to transform their revenue structures from print to digital. However, Fairfax CEO, Greg Hywood, argues that the company’s 2016 full year result is “proof that the [digital]...

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