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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

“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”

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

"They Go for Gender First." The Nature and Effect of Sexist Abuse of Female Technology Journalists - Academic Sources

Most women journalists writing about technology experience forms of harassment. As a result, they tend to resort to self-censorship and risk to be marginalised from the media industry

Encryption under Threat - Reports

Increasingly, cybersecurity and privacy are undermined in the name of security, for example tackling encryption tools. A report by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs explains why Germany should oppose this trend

Post-truth: what is it and what can we do about it? - HTML5 video

The conference "Post-truth: what is it and what can we do about it?", organised by the Royal Statistical Society (UK), debated the issue of fake news and took into consideration what is really new about it, and what can be done to promote evidence and facts, with a focus on the UK

Studies find precarious employment tied to digitalisation and the gig economy - Reports

Two recent studies examine the relationship between digitalisation and gig economy in European countries, with its consequences on the precarious status of employment of an incresing number of workers.

Media coverage of elections: the legal framework in Europe - Reports

The European Audiovisual Observatory examines the regulation of broadcast, print and online media during elections in different Council of Europe member states

Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017 - Reports

The 2017 edition of the Digital News Report by the Reuters Institute, the most comprehensive ongoing comparative study of news consumption in the world, focuses on the issues of trust in the era of fake news, changing business models and the role of platforms