June 11, 2018 •
Ethics and Quality, Research, Specialist Journalism •
by Mathias Pluess
It’s getting more and more difficult for experts to get their arguments across to a broad public. Mathias Plüss investigates why, and offers six suggestions for improving things....
June 1, 2018 •
Comment, Media and Politics, Recent, Specialist Journalism •
by Mevan Babakar
In the current climate the demand for factchecking is increasing. In recent years, new organisations like WikiTribune have suggested crowdsourcing as an attractive and low-cost way for factchecking to scale. But is it a good idea?...
March 8, 2018 •
Digital News, Recent, Research, Specialist Journalism, Technology •
by Caroline Lees
Journalists and computer scientists are working to develop automated fact-checking (AFC) to enable large-scale responses to online misinformation, according to a new Factsheet by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ)....
October 20, 2016 •
Ethics and Quality, Latest stories, Research •
by Stephan Russ-Mohl
The warning signs have been ignored for a long time: news media are endangered and are losing ground against propagandists in the digital world. Well before Pegida aficionados started to chant “Lügenpresse” (“lying press”) in...