We Must Protect Press Freedom—Now More than Ever
Posted on 05-06-2019 by Korinne Bressler

In our daily lives, few things drive discourse and conversation more than the press. The coverage, investigation and reporting of news is the fuel that carries small conversation, political discourse and general around-the-water-cooler chatter. In our lives as social creatures, and our roles as citizens... Read More

Journalistic Excellence: Tips for Today’s Investigative Reporters
Posted on 06-12-2018 by Korinne Bressler

According to Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism along with the University of Oxford in a study of global online news consumers, more than half of all online users across the 36 countries interviewed (54 percent) say they use social media as a source of news each week. This ranges from up to... Read More

The Surprising Cost of Free- From Lunch to Research
Posted on 09-26-2017 by Korinne Bressler

From an early age, we hear phrases like, “ There’s no such thing as a free lunch ,” “Free comes at a price” and “Nothing is free.” These sayings capture the truth that there are few things in life that are truly given at no cost—there are usually strings... Read More

Research reveals who's killing Real News … and You’ll be Shocked When You Hear Who It Is!
Posted on 07-27-2017 by Korinne Bressler

Last month, a news alert came through that the European Union slapped Google with a $2.7 billion fine for breaking antitrust law. The EU judged that Google had “abused its dominate position by systematically favoring” its own shopping comparison services while demoting its competitors’... Read More

10 Tips For Fighting Fake News: How to Fact Check Like a Pro Webinar Recap
Posted on 04-17-2017 by Anna Stevens

Living in a “Post-Truth” World The era of “post-truth” is on the rise. An adjective meaning “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”, post-truth was... Read More

7 Insights Into The Media Industry In 2017
Posted on 04-17-2017 by Anna Stevens

Over the next five years the global Entertainment and Media industry is projected to grow by 4.4 percent annually, according to PwC’s Global Entertainment and Media Outlook for 2016-2020 . This expected surge is due to the increasing diversification of media companies as well as new technological... Read More

5 Tactics Journalists Should Use to Protect Their Credibility
Posted on 01-13-2017 by Janelle Coates

Last fall, Gallup announced that its latest polling data revealed a significant decline in the public's trust of media. The 8 percent drop brings the number of people with either a 'great deal' or a 'fair amount' of confidence in mass media to only 32 percent. This is the lowest result... Read More

Fact-Checking News Research in the ‘Onion’ Era
Posted on 12-02-2016 by Janelle Coates

It’s not unheard of for TV shows—like Saturday Night Live—or parody news sites—like The Onion—to bend the latest headlines to their will for the sake of comedy. But recently, headlines have trumpeted a disturbing trend: the rise of deliberately misleading or even entirely... Read More

Election Season Puts a Focus on Fact-Checking
Posted on 08-23-2016 by Janelle Coates

Do you have a fact-checking obsession? In today’s hyperbolic media landscape, it seems, fact-checking is de rigueur. That’s good news, according to the Poynter Institute —an organization dedicated to “the elevation of journalism.” In a recent article, Poynter pointed out... Read More

Journalism Series: The Fact Checking Politics on Late-Night TV
Posted on 07-19-2016 by Janelle Coates

Around this time last year, many lamented the pending exit of Jon Stewart from the late-night TV, but NPR’s Dave Davies may have said it best on Fresh Air when he noted, “Tomorrow morning, a generation of 30-somethings will wake up and realize they’re going to have to vote in their... Read More

Journalism Series: 3 Reasons for Conducting News Research and Analysis
Posted on 07-12-2016 by Janelle Coates

What’s the most debated topic of this year’s U.S. presidential campaign? According to a recent Washington Post article , it’s not the border wall, terrorism or emails: It’s the media’s coverage of Donald Trump. More specifically, says the Washington Post, “The debate... Read More

Journalism Series: USA Today Journalists Fact Check Donald Trump's Litigation History
Posted on 06-28-2016 by Janelle Coates

Guest Written by: Ashley Mitchell Unless you’re living under a rock, you know that Presidential-hopeful Donald Trump boasts a litigious past and present. He once sued—unsuccessfully—Julius and Edmond Trump to prevent them from using their own last name for a business venture , claiming... Read More

Why Journalists Need Reliable Tools for Public Records and News Research
Posted on 06-21-2016 by Janelle Coates

Like our own universe, the universe of content—books, magazines and newspapers—is expanding. More than 300,000 books are published in the U.S. annually. And on any given day, major U.S. newspapers like The Washington Post , The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal publish an average... Read More

7 Media Industry Insights Uncovered by News and Business Research
Posted on 05-17-2016 by Janelle Coates

In recent years, the traditional media landscape has been rapidly transforming with the rise of digital media. Could 2016 be the year media companies begin deploying new business models and improved content distribution strategies to help them get to the other side of this transformation? Download... Read More