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Posted in Smart Views

State Media: Move Fast and Label Things

Dominant thanks to their privileged status and special funding arrangements, state media play a disproportionately high role in shaping narratives, especially in times of crisis,…

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Posted in Audiences

News Media on Twitter: Who Are the Top Dogs in Europe?

Large, established media, including public service outlets, dominate the Twitter market in much of Western Europe, but less in the east. Mainstream media outlets dominate…

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Twitter News Media in the Arab Region: Who’s Winning

In the Arab world, global players still boast millions of Twitter followers, but a clutch of fast-growing news media from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon…

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Posted in Muckrakers

Andras Petho: Time to Study Psychology in Journalism Schools

Interview with Andras Petho, co-founder of Hungarian investigative journalism outlet Direkt36 Andras Petho spent much of his 15-year journalism career at the Hungarian news site…

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Facebook News Media: The Heroes and Zeros

One would expect the richer western newsrooms to be more agile in commanding online audiences; however, it is news outlets in less developed markets that…

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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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The Big Facebook Boys in the Russian Commonwealth

Facebook is not particularly popular in the former Soviet Union space when it comes to news media. Outside Russia, though, Facebook news media from other…

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Facebook News Media: A Lesson From Palestine

Our MENA Facebook Index shows an exceptional news appetite, but also room for further growth in the Arab world. Today, we released Facebook Index Middle East…

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Paul Myers: News Organizations Should Not Be Intimidated

Interview with BBC’s Paul Myers Paul Myers joined the BBC in 1995 as an information researcher. In time, with the growing significance of the internet, Mr…

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Posted in Public Media

Public Media Must Finally Change

Critics of taxpayer funding for public media are on the rise; and for good reason. It’s time for public media to take their audience seriously….

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