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Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it
1 year ago

Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it

In the wake of a series of coordinated attacks that claimed more than 250 lives on April 21, the government of Sri Lanka shut off its residents’ access to social… Continue Reading Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it

Journalism’s Assange problem
1 year ago

Journalism’s Assange problem

By Kathy Kiely, University of Missouri-Columbia and Laurel Leff, Northeastern University

These days, anybody with an internet connection can be a publisher.

That doesn’t make everybody a journalist.

This distinction… Continue Reading Journalism’s Assange problem

Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts
1 year ago

Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts

We shouldn’t need a Super Bowl commercial costing around $10 million to remind us that information is supposed to matter in a democracy.

Yet the Washington Post thought we did,… Continue Reading Our faith in information is faltering when we most need facts

Government funding for journalism: To what end?
1 year ago

Government funding for journalism: To what end?

The federal budget has finally answered some of the questions about the Liberal government’s plans to subsidize the news business, which were first floated late last year. But the details… Continue Reading Government funding for journalism: To what end?

As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy
1 year ago

As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy

By Heather Rollwagen, Ryerson University and Ivor Shapiro, Ryerson University

Ottawa has finally announced the details of how it will offer financial assistance to the country’s struggling news media industry… Continue Reading As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy

Why we see hope for the future of science journalism
1 year ago

Why we see hope for the future of science journalism

By Cristina Sanza, Concordia University; Brittney Borowiec, McMaster University; David Secko, Concordia University; Farah Qaiser, University of Toronto; Fernanda de Araujo Ferreira, Harvard University; Heather MacGregor, University of Toronto; Michael Bramadat-Willcock,… Continue Reading Why we see hope for the future of science journalism

How analyzing patterns helps students spot deceptive media
1 year ago

How analyzing patterns helps students spot deceptive media

With the current pervasive use of online media for personal and academic reasons, it’s necessary for students to have skills to confidently filter and decipher what they’re reading.
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