Digital media--Social aspects

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17 Mar 2017

Much of the Guardian's Changing Media Summit was focused on restoring trust; from fake news to viewability and ad fraud. 

But there was still time set aside for looking forward at some of the opportunities and challenges that will face media over the next couple of years. Tom Goodwin, the...

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Research report

06 Dec 2016

The purpose of this research is to examine the complex interplay on the Internet between the right to freedom of expression (and information), transparency, and the right to privacy, which is further complicated by the competing interests of stateholders including the State, Internet users, ICT...

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11 Nov 2016

In this article, Emily Bell, the director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School discusses the need for Facebook to take greater responsibility for its media publishing policies.

Critics have accused Facebook of creating echo chambers and disseminating...

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07 Nov 2016

The lack of genetic variability in the Irish potato crop, especially in the dominant variety, the Irish Lumper, brought on a human disaster. In the 1840s, a great blight struck the crop that had become a staple of the Irish diet. That famine changed the history of Ireland and much of the English...

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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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23 Aug 2016

This project enabled novel organisational insight into the comparative utility of a portfolio of consumer health information content, by measuring patterns of attrition (abandonment) in content use. The project used as a case study the event activity log of a fully automated digital information...

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04 Aug 2016

The rise of citizen journalism offers alternative views to officially recorded history in every tweet, blog and photo. Why is it so important for libraries to preserve Facebook, Twitter and other online conversations? How would our world today be understood 100 years from now if these millions...

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29 Jun 2016

When Kevin Rudd and his people burst forth with their “Kevin ’07” election slogan nine years ago, social media was seen primarily as a dramatic symbol of generational change: Rudd was the future; John Howard was the past.

In this election, social media has been integral to all political...

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10 May 2016

News and information assist citizens and communities to participate in democratic processes, develop a sense of connectedness and attachment to New Zealand, solve problems, coordinate activities and establish systems of public accountability. In the digital age, news quality and access, and...

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10 May 2016

The emergence of converged digital media platforms has seen a proliferation of new services, but also a disruption to value chains and business models, especially in a small, highly deregulated media market like New Zealand’s. Although consumer choice has expanded in some respects (e.g....

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10 May 2016

Cïvitäs plays out in the real world in terms of how we work together as a family, a tribe, a community, a country and as stewards of the planet. Success or failure can be judged by how well we are managing, or not managing, a diverse range of issues, such as poverty, climate change, the refugee...

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14 Apr 2016

New research indicates hundreds of thousands of elderly people are dealing with crippling isolation that's a significant health risk. The report, 'Ageing is Everyone's Business,' by Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians, says loneliness compares to obesity or smoking as a mortality...

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02 Mar 2016

An analysis of the Kony 2012 phenomenon to illustrate how a digital campaign can validate and reproduce subjectivities and structures of domination rather than stimulate sustainable reform‐based change.

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In 2012, the Kony 2012 Campaign became the most watched...

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15 Feb 2016

The internet has transformed almost every aspect of our lives. But for the 4 million Australians who are still not online, the education, health, social and financial benefits of being connected remain out of reach. And we know that digital disadvantage coincides with other forms of social and...

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Blog post

28 Jan 2016

We now spend more time online each day than we do sleeping. But how does that affect our everyday lives? What effect does it have on how we communicate and interact, how we work and engage with the rest of the world?

A new project, titled Shaping the Future Implications of Digital Media,...

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Research report

20 Jan 2016

The Digital Media and Society report is a main output of The World Economic Forum’s The Shaping the Future implications of Digital Media for Society project. The report explores our changing relationship with media, entertainment, and information, due...

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20 Jan 2016

Over the past several years, crowdfunding via the internet has become a popular way to engage public support – and financial backing – for all kinds of projects, from the Coolest Cooler to a virtual reality gaming headset to a prototype of a sailing spacecraft and a bailout fund for Greece. The...

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02 Dec 2015

The ACMA Communications report 2014–15 confirms that Australians are engaging more deeply online with multiple devices, performing a greater number of activities and going online more often.

The communications industry’s ongoing infrastructure investment continues to build and...

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03 Nov 2015

This is a large-scale study that explores young people's use of the full range of media and technology. It offers a comprehensive picture of the use of media by kids, age 8 to 18 in the U.S., including the level of enjoyment, frequency of use, and amount of time devoted to a wide array of media...

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26 Oct 2015

The spotlight has been turned on the technology industry as stories of toxic work environments emerge and user frustration with online abuse builds. The Minefield considers whether this is an inevitable part of digital disruption—and whether we should opt out altogether....

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