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.
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.
There is growing concern about the impact of artificial intelligence on the global media landscape.
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.
The Turnbull Government risks worsening the concentration of media ownership in what is already one of the most concentrated media markets in the world, writes Lenore Taylor.
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?
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.
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.
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
'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.
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.
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.
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.