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Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy
2 years ago

Facebook algorithm changes suppressed journalism and meddled with democracy

Facebook’s News Feed algorithm determines what users see on its platform – from funny memes to comments from friends. The company regularly updates this algorithm, which can dramatically change what information people consume. As the 2020 U.S. election approaches, there…
UBC researchers lead $2.5-million journalism innovation project
2 years ago

UBC researchers lead $2.5-million journalism innovation project

SSHRC reviewers said the Global Journalism Innovation Lab "promises to be influential at a time of critical need”
Artificial-intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy
2 years ago

Artificial-intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy

"Who – or what – will do journalism in this AI-enhanced and automated world, and how will they do it?"
Operation Infektion 2.0? State-sponsored journalism and disinformation
2 years ago

Operation Infektion 2.0? State-sponsored journalism and disinformation

How do democracies deal with disinformation that is indistinguishable from journalism?
Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies
2 years ago

Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies

What happens when an illegally logged tree falls or poachers kill endangered brown bears in the forest, but there’s no journalist to report it?
Dear Journalists of Canada: Start Reporting Climate Change as an Emergency
2 years ago

Dear Journalists of Canada: Start Reporting Climate Change as an Emergency

A five-point plan for mainstream media to cover fewer royal babies and more of our unfolding catastrophe
Top tips and trends in social media education
2 years ago

Top tips and trends in social media education

2018 Michener-Deacon Fellow for Journalism Education Tamara Baluja spent the past year studying what journalism schools are teaching their students about social media storytelling, metrics and best practices. Here’s what she found
Local news snapshot finds journalists split on their future
2 years ago

Local news snapshot finds journalists split on their future

Survey of small-market papers finds workers anxious about ad revenue, stressed about digital competition but still have their readers’ trust
Distrust in media is on the decline, journalists tell survey
2 years ago

Distrust in media is on the decline, journalists tell survey

Journalists worldwide surveyed on how PR pitches, social media algorithms, data privacy and more are affecting their jobs in 2019
Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it
2 years 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 media and online messaging systems, including Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube,…
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