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Do tabloids poison the well of social media? Explaining democratically dysfunctional news sharing - Academic Sources

The study analyzes misinformation, disinformation, and “fake news” using a new theoretical framework and a unique research design integrating survey data and analysis of observed news sharing behaviors on social media in the United Kingdom. The research is designed of combination analysis of news media content, self-reports from relevant groups of social media users, and digital trace data

The echo chamber is overstated: the moderating effect of political interest and diverse media - Academic Sources

The study analyzes the relationship between media diversity and political interest, challenging the impact of echo chambers and tempering fears of partisan segregation

Hyperlocal News: After the Hype – A Polis/LSE Report - Reports

The report aims to identify trends in the hyperlocal news sector in UK and to stimulate innovation and debate around the digitalization and impact of the hyperlocal news

Journalism and media privilege - Reports

An overview of the most recent rules, case law, and policies across Europe on the privileges given to journalists when exercising their functions

Together we can #StopMurdoch - Campaigns

A campaign to prevent the Murdoch's family firm from buying up Sky TV 

Countering online hate speech against migrants and refugees - Reports

A report by the ‘Coalition of Positive Messengers’ examines what has been achieved and what should be done to effectively countering online hate speech in 7 European countries

“News you don’t believe”: Audience perspectives on fake news - Reports

While a narrow definition of the term “fake news” deals with fabricated news reports, audiences use the same expression in a more broad meaning. RISJ’s Factsheet aims at contributing to the discussion on fake news from the point of view of “ordinary people”

21st Century Fox/Sky merger inquiry - Reports

The 21st Century Fox-Sky merger bid risks decreasing media pluralism in the UK on a number of different dimensions across all news platforms

Teaching the Media - Books

An evergreen handbook which shows the development of media education in schools from the 1960s to 1990s. According to the author, the fundamental principle is that media represent - rather than reflect - reality

Are people incidentally exposed to news on social media? A comparative analysis - Academic Sources

The article examines incidental exposure to news on social media (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) in four countries (Italy, Australia, United Kingdom, United States) finding that social media use is significantly related to increased news use, even among those who come across news on social media while doing other things