For the last two decades, American journalist Andy Carvin has pioneered the use of social media to report geopolitical upheaval, from the September 11 attacks to the Arab Spring. Is… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness: Journalism, Trust and Social Media” by Andy Carvin, Asper Visiting Professor, Journalist and Author
Journalists should be careful when using social media posts to report what the public thinks, and should tell readers how the data was collected.
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Activists, politicians and partisans compete intensely for attention and influence online. Today, malevolent actors seem to have the upper hand. They push disinformation and hate using fake accounts, bots, and… Continue Reading Breaking the News: How Bots, Trolls and Other Media Manipulators Threaten Our Politics
From ‘binders’ to meetups, writers are reaching out to each other.
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The annual gathering of the country’s student journalists is coming to Toronto in 2018 for its 80th anniversary. Hosted by The Eyeopener, Ryerson University’s independent student paper, NASH80 will celebrate… Continue Reading NASH80—CUP’s annual journalism conference
By Krista Simpson
For the reporter, Facebook serves a multitude of purposes. It is a place to search for people, to find story ideas and to publicize content.
By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman
William McDowell, legal counsel to J.D. Irving Limited (JDI), wrote to complain about the Twitter activity of the provincial affairs correspondent in New… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Two Twitter Accounts, One Reporter – It’s dangerous.
By Jasmine Bala for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre website
While newsrooms benefit from online analytics that help journalists understand what audiences want and how to package stories, this data… Continue Reading Global News Social Media Editor: Complex stories should be packaged in way that connects with audience