Category Archives: media

Track and Verify News with Emergent


‘Emergent is a real-time rumor tracker. It’s part of a research project with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University that focuses on how unverified information and rumor are reported in the media. It aims to develop and … Continue reading

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Why investigative journalism is so important


‘Bloggers appear to have filled a void particularly in political commentary. A key difference between bloggers and traditional media is that bloggers have little or no reputational risk or editorial objectivity in what they comment on. ‘Apart from libel laws … Continue reading

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The Truth on ‘Ebola’


‘Todays News report will venture into quite a few realms of disbelief and no doubt will have a few moments of head/desk contact, and face/palm ridiculousness as we take a look at the main stream news for the past few … Continue reading

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Activist Malala is Youngest Winner of Nobel Peace Prize


In my last post about the Nobel, I asked if it is anti-activism. This article seems to rub its answer to my face. But I like that :-) ‘Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi … Continue reading

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How to Protect your Metadata


The Information About Your Information ‘What if someone could tell that you were going to have credit problems before you knew? Could they deny your loan or quote you higher interest rates? What if someone knew that you were having … Continue reading

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Can Books be Really Hazardous to Your Health?


Study says reading Fifty Shades of Grey poses dangerous health risks It wouldn’t be so surprising if the books are Health or Fitness books. An author of a jogging and running book died while he himself was jogging. ‘A recent … Continue reading

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Twitter and Press Intimidation in Ferguson


‘…There are downsides to the way Twitter mediates events like Ferguson’s protests as well: Politico’s Alex Byers talked to several experts who said Twitter’s free-for-all nature fused with the chaos in Ferguson “to create an environment that spotlights startling developments … Continue reading

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