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Securing Canadian Elections

Securing Canadian Elections

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The manipulation of public opinion over social media platforms is a critical concern of the 21st century. Over the past few years, there have been several attempts by foreign operatives,… Continue Reading Securing Canadian Elections

“Bearing Witness: Journalism, Trust and Social Media” by Andy Carvin, Asper Visiting Professor, Journalist and Author

“Bearing Witness: Journalism, Trust and Social Media” by Andy Carvin, Asper Visiting Professor, Journalist and Author

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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

When journalists report social media as public opinion
2 months ago

When journalists report social media as public opinion

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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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
9 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
2 years ago

Journalists need to consider the ethics of sourcing stories from Facebook

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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

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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