Journalism is reaching crisis point and “clickable outrageous lies” are winning

A prominent Australian academic believes the fresh culling of journalist jobs across the country will put the industry in crisis and give rise to more ‘fake news factories’. Margaret Simons, a prominent Melbourne academic and Director of the Centre for…

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PA finds Facebook still earning from fake news

A recent investigation has revealed that Facebook is still earning money on the back of hoax content despite its promise to crack down on fake news. The Press Association revealed that dodgy adverts and posts about celebrities such as Professor…

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Press gazette launches Facebook Google duopoly campaign

A British publication for the journalism industry has launched a campaign to expose the duopoly of Facebook and Google, and stop the two destroying the UK journalism industry. Press Gazette, a publication that has focused on journalism issues for over…

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UNESCO conference to look at journalism’s challenges

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is holding a meeting at its Paris headquarters to discuss “the international landscape facing media actors”. “Media leaders, journalists, experts and Member States will have an opportunity to analyze the extent…

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Charting the trustworthiness of news outlets

In December 2016 Vanessa Otero, a patent attorney from Denver, Colorado created an infographic describing her take on US online news outlets and their trustworthiness. Vanessa Otero’s take on the trustworthiness of US news outlets The graphic represented outlets in terms of liberal…

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