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Public Broadcasting

Politicians seeking shade complain about public broadcasters
envy and resentment

 

Fake News, Hate Speech and Propaganda

Reporter's question provokes far-right outrage, violent threats
familiar path followed

 

Fact-checkers banding together to cleanse polluted ocean
"much to learn"

 

Ugly stuff online is getting more expensive
Don't call my dog ugly

 

The word is now properly affixed, facts so last century
no longer "pure and unconditional"

 

On A Clear Day, You Can See Fake News Forever
vive la france Fake news peddlers have had a long and prosperous run. Popping out all over the web like adolescent acne and spread unhindered by social media they have appropriated digital magic for disruption or more nefarious purposes. Leaders in the enlightened world, including real news publishers, have hesitated, mostly, bringing them to heel, press and speech freedoms still important. Then came a few rather significant elections.

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    Fake News, Hate Speech and Propaganda – new
    The institutional threat of fake news, hate speech and propaganda is testing the mettle of those who toil in news media. Those three related evils are not new, by any means, but taken together have put the truth and those reporting it on the back foot. Words matter. This ftm Knowledge file explores that light. 48 pages, PDF (March 2017)

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Media in Russia

With a thumb firmly on traditional media, online media under greater pressure: report
"blatant misinformation"

 

Video on Demand

The new media star roars, money leaps
"conditioned response"

 

Fit To Print

Suffering Publishers Want A New Ball Game
you're out Newspaper publishers were late, to be generous, to the digital age. Whether they didnít see the revolution coming or didnít believe it is, by the second decade of the 21st Century, a moot point. Readers, subscribers and advertisers made the transition rather easily. Hubris kept the publishers in the dark.

 

Media in Turkey

Social Media Doesnít Kill The News Media, It Raises The Game
Istanbul demo A sharp eye is not needed to see a strong relationship between new media growth and repressed news environments. Or is it fragmented societies in anxious times seeking out information silos? Or is it opportunistic propagandists looking to tear apart civil societies? All of this, certainly, and thereís more to come. Some of it could actually be quite good.

  • See also in Resources

    Turkey - Market Data (August 2016)
    population, GDP, GNI, advertising, internet penetration, mobile subscriptions, social media, press freedom, corruption

Big Business

Big media companies still carefully watching the money
"helping us to save"

 

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Digital Radio

Digital transition is a trying time, panic included
"not so stupid to listen to the youngsters"

Radio in Spain

Narrowing reach hits many legacy radio channels
the internet now home of the hits

The Millennials

Anxious, ambivalent and conservative, Millennials not rebellious
"disheartening"

 

Media Rules & Rulers

Sometimes There Are Only A Few Seconds To Adapt
horse power Seekers of economic wisdom watch for turning points, moments when trends become reality. Technology almost always points the way. Steam engines effectively powered the Industrial Revolution, replacing horse-drawn power. Steam gave-way to diesel, then lighter fuels which, in turn, allowed aviation, forever changing transportation and, arguably, communication. Through this transition rules, conventions and laws changed to facilitate the new and accommodate the old. Horses have survived, their tasks reaching that turning point.