Posted in The Hot Potato

An Uprising of New Cuban Media Defies State Rule

Cuba’s Constitution prohibits private media. Nevertheless, more than a dozen media outlets outside state control have unfolded in the country since the beginning of the…

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Posted in TechBrain

How Will Face-Controlling Technology Change Journalism?

Video-tampering technology is likely to take fake news manufacturing to a whole new level. For journalism, that is a game-changer. Imagine watching your local MP,…

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Posted in Thinking Journalism

Damian Radcliffe: Stop Talking About an Industry That Has One Foot in the Grave

“There is a lot more optimism about the future of the local media industry than perhaps you might expect,” says Damian Radcliffe, professor of journalism…

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Facebook’s Fake News Fighters Punish Italian Satirical Website

A popular satire website in Italy found out what happens when Facebook loses its sense of humor: they see fake news everywhere. Publishing under the…

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Posted in Muckrakers

Marcela Turati: Expose the Hidden Interests of Big Media Companies

Interview with award-winning investigative journalist Marcela Turati, Marcela Turati is an investigative journalist who specializes in covering the impact of Mexican drug war on society. Marcela…

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Posted in Legal Issues

How Italy Wants to Slam Fake News: Use Fines and Prison

Italian lawmakers have reacted to the spread of fake news and misinformation with an authoritarian law. Far from solving the problem, though, it in fact…

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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 Muckrakers

Tamas Bodoky: Readers Pay for Our Investigative Journalism

Interview with Hungarian-born Tamas Bodoky, a Budapest-based investigative journalist and editor leading Atlatszo.hu. Co-founded back in 2011 by Mr Bodoky, Atlatszo is a watchdog NGO and investigative…

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Posted in Digital Rights

EU Helps Romanian Intelligence Agency to Officially Become Big Brother

Thanks to a generous EU grant, Romania’s controversial intelligence agency is mingling stocks of databases from the country’s public institutions to monitor people. That could…

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Catalin Tolontan: How a Romanian Sports Reporter Turned Into a Bold Muckraker

For Romanian-born Catalin Tolontan, the principle that has guided his journalistic work for the past 15 years has been to not  fear those about whom…

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