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Robots Writing News v. Journalists Writing

RobotOur headline is a little misleading. It’s not robots writing news that is taking place, but software algorithms that are being used to write news, also known as automated content. The College of Journalism and Communications at the University of

BuzzFeed Site Shows Journalism Heft

BuzzFeed Spotlights its Commitment to Reporting

NewsjpgA development in the ever-changing world of journalism: BuzzFeed has set up a separate site for its news stories. According to TechCrunch, the organization wants to make it clearer that it does in-depth …

News Fact or News Opinion

Fact opinion 50%The line has become so blurred between news fact and news opinion today that most people have a hard time determining the difference, according to research by Pew Research Center. A news fact and news opinion, as defined by …

Facebook Brings News Powerhouses Aboard

Facebook Pays for News Content

newsiconABC, Anderson Cooper, Shepard Smith, Jorge Ramos and more: News powerhouses are coming aboard Facebook’s Watch, its section of proprietary video content. As TechCrunch points out, what’s especially notable is that the social media giant …

Politicians Are Setting Up Their Own Media

MicrophonePoliticians aren’t just tweeting

Politicians are setting up their own media. They’re establishing live streams, blogs with catchy names and more to reach voters directly. According to the New York Times, it’s partly to promote themselves. It’s also a …

Publishers Wary of Facebook’s Change

Facebook’s announced change to its news feed algorithms to create more personal content for users has been in the news the last few days. Facebook’s news feed has been crucial to publishers’ efforts to increase clicks. Publishers are concerned that …

Science News on Social Media Not Trusted

Americans have mixed opinions on science news seen on social media websites. For the most part they are distrustful according to Pew Research Center. “Twice as many social media users distrust science posts on these sites than trust them.” However, …

Information Literacy Has Americans Divided

There is a large digital divide in America when it comes to information found online and how we assess it. A great tension exists between trusting digital information and wanting to learn new information. Pew Research Center has survey Americans …

More on Social Media as Prime News Source

Here are more interesting results from the Pew Research Center’s analysis of how American use social media to obtain news. Though we wrote about social media as a growing source for news for most demographics, there is a segment of …

Getting News on Social Media Grows in 2017

Pew Research Center has an analysis of social media as a source for news. As of August 2017, nearly two-thirds of Americans received their news from a variety of social media sources. This is up overall from 62% in 2016 …