Posted in The Hot Potato

Google Bankrolls Oligarch-Owned Media Group in Hungary

Google joins the Hungarian government of Viktor Orban and its allies in funding the company that runs Origo, a Hungarian pro-government news portal. The recent…

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Posted in Markets & Players

Cambodia Daily: Sudden Death, Khmer Style

Cambodia Daily is shutting down operations after nearly a quarter-century in business. An outright dictatorship is on the horizon. The journalists of Cambodia Daily newspaper delivered their last…

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Posted in Thinking Journalism

Know the Power, Know the Media

Media and journalism are changing fast and so should the media research agenda. Analyzing the role of social media in the recent elections in America,…

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Posted in Media and Elections

Theories of American Media Failure: A Post-Election Map

Everybody agrees that media helped, to a great extent, make Trump president. So what went wrong? The week after election day, theories about media failure…

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Posted in Funding Journalism

Is Donor Funding Bad for Journalism?

Funding from donors in the media has grown significantly during the past decade or so. Journalists welcome the charity. But when these awards come with…

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Posted in Local Reporter Markets & Players

The Cuban Lesson: If You Want Free Access to Media, Use Hackers

Bad internet connections, pricey internet packages, censorship, suppressed freedom of expression and content blocking: this is Cuba. How come, then, Cubans are such a well-informed…

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Posted in TechBrain

Big Brother is Getting Smart

In George Orwell’s 1984, telescreens could capture any sound “above the level of a very low whisper.” Today, that gadget exists. For independent journalism, smart…

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Posted in Media and Elections The Hot Potato

Donald Trump: New Media Success, or Old Media Problem?

The Donald may be master of the Twitter-verse, but his influence extends at least as much from the structural contradictions of old media campaign coverage….

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