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Breaking the News: How Bots, Trolls and Other Media Manipulators Threaten Our Politics

Breaking the News: How Bots, Trolls and Other Media Manipulators Threaten Our Politics

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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

The myth of the echo chamber
6 months ago

The myth of the echo chamber

There are widespread fears that so-called echo chambers and filter bubbles are leading to political polarization that poses a danger to democracy. But are the fears unfounded?
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NASH80—CUP’s annual journalism conference

NASH80—CUP’s annual journalism conference

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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

Journalists need to consider the ethics of sourcing stories from Facebook
1 year ago

Journalists need to consider the ethics of sourcing stories from Facebook

By  •  Ethics

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.

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CBC Ombudsman: Two Twitter Accounts, One Reporter – It’s dangerous.
2 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Two Twitter Accounts, One Reporter – It’s dangerous.

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.

Global News Social Media Editor: Complex stories should be packaged in way that connects with audience
2 years ago

Global News Social Media Editor: Complex stories should be packaged in way that connects with audience

By  •  News, Business

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

Blessing or curse?
2 years ago

Blessing or curse?

By  •  News, Analysis

By Sydney Jones for The Signal

On the morning of Halloween, 2014, adults disguised as ghouls and witches carried briefcases and purses as they walked to work, crunching… Continue Reading Blessing or curse?

NFB Instagram project brings Indigenous stories to the mobile screen
2 years ago

NFB Instagram project brings Indigenous stories to the mobile screen

This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign.

By Tennessa Wild

The Instagram profile “What Brings Us Here” is filled with real stories in real time. The… Continue Reading NFB Instagram project brings Indigenous stories to the mobile screen