Digital News

November 19, 2014 by  

Journalists often claim that social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, have become important news sources, but have they? Researchers from Charles University in Prague studied Czech media to establish to what extent traditional journalistic methods are being replaced by social media platforms. They found that, despite the growing use of digital sources, their impact on mainstream news is still... read more

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Digital News

November 12, 2014 by  

Data journalism is being increasingly promoted and supported by media organizations and universities in Poland. Interactive data platforms have recently been launched by two of the country’s biggest newspaper groups, and academic courses in data journalism are now offered at leading universities. The new websites represent a turning point for data journalism in Poland. The newest, Biqdata, was launched in September by Gazeta Wyborcza, a quality newspaper. Polityka Insight was started in... read more
Specialist Reporting

October 31, 2014 by  

Researchers occasionally make us aware of the insanity of scholarly “productivity“. The publish or perish system young researchers are forced into and the brutal competition they face. Thomas Hanitzsch, of the University of Munich, has published an essay lamenting the absurd consequences of the “gold standard“ of research... read more

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