Digital news

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Tech-xit: can Australia survive without Google and Facebook?

In the wake of threats by Google and Facebook to scale back or close services in Australia should the federal government proceed with plans to charge them for news content, this report identifies serious risks to Australian businesses, government services and consumers if services are...
Report

The role of technology in online misinformation

Meddling in domestic elections is nothing new as a tool of foreign influence. The innovation of the 2016 presidential election, therefore, was not foreign interests or misinformation, but the technology used to promote those foreign interests and misinformation. This report outlines the way that advances...
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Australian regional journalists: what they need and how they see the future

There have been government and industry programmes developed to assist regional journalism, but the voices of practitioners are often missing from the debate. The central aim of this study is to find out what regional journalists need to keep serving their communities and how they...
Report

Digital news report: Australia 2020

The Digital News Report provides an annual snapshot of how Australians are consuming news in a digital media landscape. Now in its sixth year, the study provides in-depth analysis of news consumption and performance over time.
Report

News use across social media platforms 2016

As part of an ongoing examination of social media platforms and news, the Pew Research Centre has found that a majority of adults in the United States – 62% or around two thirds – access their news on social media, with 18% doing so often...
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Predictions for journalism 2017

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.
Report

Data voids: where missing data can easily be exploited

This paper offers some basic background on search engines, before discussing the different types of data voids that appear in search engines and adjacent recommender systems, the challenges that search engines face when they encounter data voids, and the ways data voids can be exploited...
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Source hacking: media manipulation in practice

Online media manipulators often use specific techniques to hide the source of the false and problematic information they circulate. The authors label this strategy “source hacking.” Typically used during breaking news events, source hacking targets journalists and other influential public figures to pick up falsehoods...
Commentary

Consumer watchdog: journalism is in crisis and only more public funding can help

The ACCC Digital Platforms Report recommends several ways to revive journalism in the social media age, including A$50m in direct grants to local news services.
Report

Reuters Institute digital news report 2019

This year's edition uses data from a survey of over 75,000 people in 38 countries, plus additional qualitative research, to report on trends in digital news consumption around the world.