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PEW report: News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016. A majority of U.S. adults – 62% – get news on social media, and 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center, conducted in association with the John S. and James L.

PEW report: News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

Knight Foundation. In 2012, based on a slightly different question, 49% of U.S. adults reported seeing news on social media. JMAD report: New Zealand media ownership 2016. App: Escape Your Bubble. Article: A spin on the Little Golden Book teaches kids ‘alternative facts’ Article: Children must be trained to fight fake news. Article: Fake News on Social Media. Article: How can you beat the Facebook bubble? Last updated 00:01, March 23 2017 Facebook is working non-stop to give you what it thinks you want.

Article: How can you beat the Facebook bubble?

How can you take back control over your newsfeed? Hannah Martin reports, as part of 'The Takeover' series. Your Facebook news feed is you. Or at least it's what Facebook thinks is 'you', thanks to its dossier of information. The posts that you see in your feed are there because of who you are friends with, what you like, where you live, the music you listen to and the things you've typed. Using a device with a slow connection means you might see less video.

And clicking 'like'? When you browse the web, Facebook collects information on the pages you visit which have Facebook sharing buttons. What does Facebook mean to you? Share your stories, photos and videos. Article: Is this Auckland's most influential woman? How did an expat South African PR dynamo become one of Auckland’s most influential women?

Article: Is this Auckland's most influential woman?

Greg Bruce meets the force that is Deborah Pead. From the moment I first agreed to write about Deborah Pead, even before I spoke to her for the first time, I could feel her taking control of what I said about her. I didn't see any way to prevent it. I decided to not try. She is Auckland's most influential public relations professional. She is friends with my closest colleague, my boss and my boss' boss. The public relations agency that bears her name has helped build the reputations of L'Oreal, My Food Bag, Lightbox and Working Style. Although she's widely considered one of the city's biggest influencers, she wields this influence so nicely that it is almost unnoticeable, making it all the more effective.

It was an act of both logical flexibility and overwhelming commitment to the customer but it was also a display of strength. Continued below. Article: Islamophobia more likely in heavy media consumers - study. New Zealanders who consume more news are more likely to be prejudiced against Muslims, a study has found.

Article: Islamophobia more likely in heavy media consumers - study

Photo: AFP The study, published in the international PLOS ONE journal, is part of the ongoing 20-year New Zealand Attitudes and Value study of more than 16,000 New Zealanders. It asked how often they read or watched the news and how much warmth and anger they felt towards different groups including Muslims, Arabs and Asians, and found those who followed the news more reported greater anger and less warmth towards Muslims. Federation of Islamic Associations New Zealand president Hazim Arafeh said the report was not a surprise. "We do, as a community, have more acts of harassment when overseas news around violence hits our shores. Article: Lifting the lid a little on PR's pull on journalism. Article: My ‘fake news list’ went viral. But made-up stories are only part of the problem. Fake news spreads easily on Facebook.

Article: My ‘fake news list’ went viral. But made-up stories are only part of the problem.

(Reuters/Dado Ruvic) For years, I have rolled my eyes at news headlines on Facebook. Even respected mainstream news institutions were marketing their articles for clicks, shares and an ever-dwindling piece of the advertising-revenue pie. But lately, some more questionable outlets have started appearing in feeds, mimicking the attention-starved style that bothered me when real news organizations used it.

These other sources — with names such as and Natural News — started showing up as citations in my students’ papers and referenced as authoritative in classroom discussions, too. Article: Trump vs. the media. Boston—Not many months ago I was among the millions of moviegoers transfixed and inspired by the work of a small team of journalists at The Boston Globe – the Spotlight Team – who in 2002 told the shocking story of pedophile priests whose vile acts were routinely protected by the Roman Catholic Church’s hierarchy.

Article: Trump vs. the media

The team’s effort not only won journalism’s highest award, the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal, but also ignited a global attack on such pedophilia. Theater audiences like mine cheered as the “Spotlight” film credits rolled. I had watched through teary eyes the film’s climactic scene – so familiar to newspaper movies – in which the monstrous presses churn out paper bundles for circulation trucks that fan out across the region delivering the edition containing the story. As a journalist for most of my adult life, my heart swelled with pride. Article: We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned : All Tech Considered. "The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right.

Article: We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned : All Tech Considered

" Fanatic Studio/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption. Article: What does – and doesn’t – make news? Just because you announce something in a news release doesn’t actually make it news.

Article: What does – and doesn’t – make news?

Unfortunately, many organisations don’t get that and they are disappointed and frustrated when the release they have crafted does not generate publicity. Most often they blame the media when in fact the organisation itself hasn’t understood what actually makes news. New Zealand’s news landscape is very different to that of many other countries. For a start we have very few outlets and, believe it or not, we don’t have a lot happening that makes hard news. But these days the media must generate content 24/7. It’s not uncommon for journalists to be asked to find six or seven stories a day. Article: Why Most Countries Like Partisan Media. Media has always been partisan but when it was only partisan one way, that was the norm.

Article: Why Most Countries Like Partisan Media

It was considered objective and impartial. In the US, there were social conservative Democrats who believed in national defense and liberal Republicans who supported labor. Who can really remember whether Thomas Dewey or Harry Truman was a Democrat or a Republican? They weren't very different, really. Blog post: Post-Truth and Fake News. Earlier in the year I was tasked with creating a resource guide on “post-truth” and fake news.

Blog post: Post-Truth and Fake News

It’s not something I was clamoring to do. To be honest: I was still in the post-election malaise–and my heart was just not into it. Rarely would I label any of my work tasks as “edicts,” (I like the flexibility and creativity of my job) but this time it was. Blog post: Twitter is the New Bus. In November, the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) released the executive summary of a study they had worked on for the past eighteen months.

I've included the results in a few presentations lately and it keeps reminding me of a lesson I co-taught with a student teacher from my school back in 2012. Definition: Fake news. Libguide: Harvard Library research guide. Skip to main content Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda This guide offers a brief introduction to the spread of misinformation of all kinds and tools for identifying it, and reading the news with a more informed eye A Visual Take Library Resources Using library databases is a near-foolproof way to find credible information. News databases: U.S. government information and background: Background. Stony Brook Center for News Literacy. News article: Twitter accounts really are echo chambers, study finds. When it comes to politics and the internet, birds of a feather really do flock together, according to research confirming the existence of online echo chambers among the most politically engaged Twitter users.

A study of 2,000 Twitter users who publicly identified as either Labour, Tory, Ukip or SNP supporters has found they are far more likely to interact with others from the same party and to share articles from publications that match their views. Ukip supporters are also far more engaged with “alternative” media outlets, including Breitbart and Infowars, two US-based sites identified with the alt-right that have been regularly accused of publishing misleading or false stories.

The research was carried out by the thinktank Demos, which looked at the tweets sent between May and August last year by 2,000 people who have publicly stated their political allegiance on their profiles and who had at some point addressed a member of parliament in their tweets. Video: The Colbert Report - The Word - Truthiness. Video: How false news can spread.

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