Tag Archives: Journalism

On SAGE Insight: Automating judgment? Algorithmic judgment, news knowledge, and journalistic professionalism

From New Media & Society This article argues that algorithmic judgment should be considered distinct from journalists’ professional judgment. Authors, both computer scientists, devised an algorithm that selects and orders news articles for the front page of a Web site … Continue reading

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Journalistic integrity and academic inquiry in a post-truth era

Following this year’s British Journalism Review Charles Wheeler Award, Hannah Settle, Assistant Editor for Humanities & Social Science Journals, SAGE Publishing, explores how academic research supports journalism. “Integrity, authority, humanity and evidence. Are there better words in the lexicon of journalists?” … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: A giant that may eat us: The missing social purpose of Journalism for Facebook

From British Journalism Review Facebook has created and defined an entirely new industry between media, communications and entertainment that we call “social media”, taking full advantage of the vast opportunity of unregulated business with a global audience. Facebook speaks little … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The obstacles in the path of the success of women journalists in Chinese media

Article title: Naked Swimmers: Chinese women journalists’ experience of media commercialization From Media Culture Society In accordance with the global trend of women’s employment in journalism, China has witnessed an unprecedented increase in women’s participation in the news profession over … Continue reading

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Life with Murdoch

From British Journalism Review An account by Les Hinton, Rupert Murdoch’s longest-serving lieutenant, of the career, rise, and accomplishments of Murdoch. Extract: And yet – although his record on this is not perfect – the majority of people he employs … Continue reading

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Tweets reveal news readership patterns around the world

Tweeting News Articles: Readership and News Section in Europe and the Americas From SAGE Open For many international news followers, having a cup of coffee while reading the morning newspaper has turned into scrolling a Twitter feed to catch up … Continue reading

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Media coverage of governmental intervention during the global recession

Between usefulness and legitimacy: Media coverage of governmental intervention during the financial crisis and selected effects From The International Journal of Press/Politics This article examines how during the global recession, economic news has served as a dominant source of information for … Continue reading

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Quantitative Skills Conference at the British Academy

I recently attended an excellent conference at the British Academy on Quantitative Skills, with a focus on international comparisons. The main question posed by the conference was, ‘How well trained are UK social science students in quantitative skills?’ The resounding … Continue reading

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Privacy is dead: Time to name and shame professional privacy invaders

Code breakers From Index on Censorship There is confusion at the heart of British debates about privacy. We tend to speak of journalists, of their role, their rights, their responsibilities and very often their lack of restraint and how it … Continue reading

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Notes from a prison cell: PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee

From Index on Censorship   This issue  brings together some of the world’s finest writers to look back at one of the longest running campaigns for freedom of expression: PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC). Run mostly by writers, for writers, … Continue reading

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