News

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Australia, fighting Facebook, is the latest country to struggle against foreign influence on journalism.

6 min read
The battle between media companies and foreign governments over who controls the news dates back some 150 years, to when European and US wire services dictated the world's headlines.

Coronavirus: A growing number of people are avoiding news.

5 min read
More and more people in the UK have been going out of their way to avoid news over the past couple of years: first with Brexit, now with COVID-19.

Aiming for novelty in coronavirus coverage, journalists end up sensationalizing the trivial and untrue.

6 min read
Reporters are trained to advance a story and report what is new. But that approach can end up shortchanging news consumers, who need greater context and persistent focus on an ongoing story.

Seeing a daily coronavirus death toll might actually make us take more risks.

4 min read
It might seem like the constant reminder of how much danger we are in would make us act responsibly, but research suggests the contrary is true.

Why media education in schools needs to be about much more than ‘fake news’.

4 min read
Only 2% of children have the skills needed to identify a credible news story.
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