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Survey: making social media giants share ad revenue would support local journalism, say newsroom leaders
5 months ago

Survey: making social media giants share ad revenue would support local journalism, say newsroom leaders

More than 80% of respondents across print and broadcasting reporting lower ad revenue during COVID-19
News and How to Use It: A Conversation with Alan Rusbridger

News and How to Use It: A Conversation with Alan Rusbridger

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Join Rusbridger, now chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University and a member of Facebook’s Oversight Board, as he offers his insights across a wide swathe of the industry, covering social media, citizen journalism, business models and more, in conversation with Anna Maria Tremonti, host of the CBC podcast More.
NCM-The Walrus Journalist Training Webinar-3

NCM-The Walrus Journalist Training Webinar-3

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Looking to make a name for yourself as a professional Canadian journalist? Don’t miss the NCM-The Walrus Webinar Series. Facilitated by industry leaders, the webinars cover key topics to help you kick-start a flourishing career.
Bystander intervention training: What to do when you see online abuse

Bystander intervention training: What to do when you see online abuse

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Co-hosted by Hearken, join PEN America and Hollaback! for this interactive training, where we’ll give you the tools you need to intervene safely and effectively when you witness online abuse. 
Bolster your digital safety: An anti-hacking, anti-doxing workshop

Bolster your digital safety: An anti-hacking, anti-doxing workshop

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Bring your devices and join this hands-on workshop to learn how to outsmart the trolls by auditing your social media accounts, tightening your privacy settings, and tracking down your personal info so you can maintain the public profile you need to do your job.
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,…
Survey: Are j-school grads ready to tackle social media journalism?
3 years ago

Survey: Are j-school grads ready to tackle social media journalism?

Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source. That’s according to the Pew Research Centre, which found that one-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news via social media, slightly higher than the share who say…
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, political parties, and populist movements to manipulate the outcome of…
“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 social media making the world a better place, or worse?…
When journalists report social media as public opinion
3 years 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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