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    Truth, Trust and Technology: finding a new agenda for public information

Truth, Trust and Technology: finding a new agenda for public information

 

‘Fake news’ is now a global issue but what’s really at stake? In this article based on his speech to the Asian Journalism Fellowship conference in Singapore,  Charlie Beckett calls for a wider debate about journalism, truth and trust.

‘Fake news’ is a real problem: the viral hoaxes created for profit or political disruption, the hyper-partisan distortion, and malicious misinformation. […]

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    The Charlie Gard twitterstorm: a violent and negative impact (new research)

The Charlie Gard twitterstorm: a violent and negative impact (new research)

This article by Dr Ranjana Das, a senior lecturer at the University of Surrey.

In a recent blog-post I presented some findings from the Facebook presence of the Charlie Gard support campaign, outlining some strategies through which populist politics seemed to have been performed within the campaign, playing out in interesting ways using the very architecture of social media. I […]

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    Social media and Charlie Gard: populism versus public services? (guest-blog)

Social media and Charlie Gard: populism versus public services? (guest-blog)

This article by Ranjana Das, senior lecturer at Surrey University.

A social media patient support group called Charlie’s Army on Facebook (#CharliesArmy on Twitter) has been in operation for the past year as the support page for a terminally ill baby with incurable mitochondrial disease at the centre of a legal battle between the Great Ormond Street Hospital and Charlie’s […]

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    NEW RESEARCH: Rescue or report? The ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism

NEW RESEARCH: Rescue or report? The ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism

A new Polis report by Petra Olsson considering the ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism.

This report was produced as part of the Polis Newsroom fellowship scheme with the Swedish news media foundation, Journalistfonden.

Read the introduction to Rescue or Report? below, and read the full report HERE.

Journalists usually try to be observers, but recently something has changed. We now […]

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    Story of a vote unforetold: Young people, youth activism and the UK general election

Story of a vote unforetold: Young people, youth activism and the UK general election

This article by Dr Shakuntala Banaji and Dr Sam Mejias, LSE

The UK election result which came out on June 9th 2017 was a surprise to even seasoned commentators. Instead of backing a Conservative government with an austerity agenda and a track record of punitive measures against young people and refugees – removal of housing benefits, higher and higher fees, […]

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