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Sourcing the Sources: An analysis of the use of Twitter and Facebook as a journalistic source - Academic Sources

The study analyses the sourcing techniques  used by  newspaper journalists in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. The comparison of Twitter and Facebook sources is given to verify whether the findings apply to social media in general

Reality Lost. Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation - Books

This open access book analyzes the current media environment and how it can contribute to the transformation of democracy into a post-factual democracy

Call for Participants: Data-driven Storytelling about Human Rights training course - Training

Are you a young media-maker, designer/developer/programmer or human rights activist? Are you concerned about the human rights and feel passionate for data-driven journalism? Do you want to learn how to use innovative storytelling forms? Then this call is for you! 

Developing a disinformation detection system and sourcing it live – The case study of the 2018 Italian elections - Reports

EU DisinfoLab developed a system for monitoring disinformation based on an identified ecosystem rather than on a series of keywords. They tested it on the 2018 Italian general elections

Media freedom in Bulgaria - Article

The fourth of a series of thematic itineraries to explore the Resource Centre on Media Freedom through a curated aggregation of contents. The text has been kindly proof-read by Dr. Lada Price from Sheffield Hallam University - CFOM and AEJ - Bulgaria

Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) - Stakeholders

Founded in late 1989, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) is an interdisciplinary public policy institute dedicated to the values of democracy and market economy. CSD defines itself as a "non-partisan, independent organization fostering the reform process in Europe through impact on policy and civil society". Born as a think-tank, its main goals are: to provide an enhanced institutional and policy capacity for a successful European integration process, especially in the area of justice and home affairs; to promote institutional reform and the practical implementation of democratic values in legal and economic practice; to monitor public attitudes and serve as a watchdog of the institutional reform process.

Summer School: Journalism in the Era of Algorithms and AI - Opportunities

20 scholarships are offered to outstanding journalists from COE countries for the 7th edition of the CPMF’s Summer School

Why Does Junk News Spread So Quickly Across Social Media? - Reports

This white paper by the Knight Foundation explores the spread of junk news around the world by examining the relationship between social media and democracy and by discussing the role of algorithms, advertisements and selective exposure in filtering and delivering content

Climate & Energy Media Study Tours - Training

Are you a journalist reporting on climate, energy, or environmental issues for a major media outlet in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, or Slovenia?

 

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.