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Video game Misinformer aims to teach players about fake news

Spotting fake news can be challenging, and add to that there is frustration of biased reporting and the annoying distraction of 'clickbait'. To help the public to differentiate products from the media, a new game has been launched.

Google are redesigning the News tab for improved readability

Google News, one of the foremost places to obtain news from the world's media outlets, is to receive a redesign centered on making the news cluster more readable and to provide greater transparency about news sources.

Journalism students advised to look beyond traditional media

Professors are warning students of journalism that their skills are increasingly in short demand and they should set their horizons on job roles outside of the traditional news media.

Environment reporting second most risky field after war reporting

Over the last decade, as many as 29 journalists who were investigating damage to the environment have been killed, along with many more suffering violence, harassment, intimidation, and lawsuits, according to a recent study.

New eBook: Digital Journal celebrates 20 years of real news

Digital Journal is celebrating 20 years of real news! Now you can take a peek at the introduction to our incredible retrospective.

Murdoch's News Corp calls for Google breakup

Sydney - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has called for Google to be broken up in Australia, the latest salvo in a battle between the corporate media giants.

Japan stops journalist going to Yemen

Apo - A veteran freelance journalist said Wednesday the Japanese government has ordered him to surrender his passport as he prepared to leave for Yemen.

Facebook follows Google with funds to support journalism

Washington - Facebook announced Tuesday that it will invest $300 million over three years to support journalism, with an emphasis on promoting hard-hit local news organizations.

Spiegel to file criminal complaint against cheating reporter

Berlin - Influential German news weekly Der Spiegel said Sunday it would file a criminal complaint against a disgraced reporter after it emerged he may have embezzled donations intended for Syrian street children.

Spiegel apologises in cover story on faked news scandal

Berlin - German news weekly Der Spiegel publishes on Saturday a 23-page special report on how one of its award-winning reporters faked stories for years, dealing a blow to media credibility.

Digital Journal’s top science articles of the year

Digital Journal continues to provide cutting-edge science and technology features. We present the pick of 2018. From developments in AI to advances in cancer treatment, we present the latest innovative research.

Netflix is making a new show about BuzzFeed reporters

Netflix is releasing a 20-episode documentary series that follows BuzzFeed News reporters as they develop their stories. The series, "Follow This," premieres July 9 on the streaming service.

Subscribe with Google lets you pay for online news subscriptions

Google has announced an initiative to make it simpler to pay for online subscriptions. The company will allow you to purchase subscriptions to publishers using your Google account. You'll then be able to access paywalled content by signing in with Google.

Interview: Journalists and public figures taking Pro-Truth Pledge Special

Columbus - To combat fake news and to promote truthfulness in public life the Pro-Truth Pledge has been established. Those who sign are asked to adopt 12 behaviors that research in behavioral science show correlation with an orientation toward truthfulness.

Encouraging students to spot fake news

London - With the high number of false news stories populating social media, and the decrying of 'experts' by certain politicians, it's even more important that younger people can critically assess articles. A new project seeks to help students with this process.

Slovak PM, minister under pressure to quit over journalist murder

Bratislava - Pressure mounted Monday for Slovakia's prime minister and interior minister to resign, after the murder of a journalist who had been probing alleged corruption linked to the governing SMER-SD party.

Slovak leader urges govt change or new election after killing

Bratislava - Slovakian President Andrej Kiska called Sunday for sweeping changes to the government or snap elections, following the murder of an investigative journalist that shocked the country, a call swiftly rejected by the prime minister.

Slovak leader urges govt change or new election after killing

Bratislava - Slovakian President Andrej Kiska called Sunday for sweeping changes to the government or new elections following the murder of an investigative journalist that shocked the country.

Op-Ed: Has this article been written by a robot?

London - Has this article been written by a robot? Could you tell? More importantly, does it matter? The answer, by the way, is no. The reason for posing the question is due to developments at London's Press Association.

Pope rails against 'fake news'

Vatican City - Pope Francis warned on Wednesday against the temptation of fake news, drawing a parallel between ethically compromised journalism and the biblical tale of Adam, Eve, the snake and the forbidden fruit.

Addressing 'fake news' through sound science

For any person used to a reasoned and balanced interpretation of facts, the 'fake news' era is of great concern. To combat misinformation, researchers have proposed a new international non-governmental organization.

Digital Journal’s top science articles of the year

From super-fast 3D printers to a major leap forwards with gene editing to address genetic diseases, Digital Journal continues to provide cutting-edge science and technology features. We present the pick of 2017.

Journalists using virtual reality should show moderation

Virtual reality can pull readers over to news sites to view immersive content; however, the extent of this needs to be moderated otherwise news credibility will suffer. Journalists should take note in this era of fake and misleading news.

Nearly 200 journalists under Italy police protection: govt

Rome - Nearly 200 journalists receive some kind of police protection in Italy, the government said on Wednesday, citing an "emerging phenomenon" of rightwing threats against news organisations.

Karam al-Masri: Syrian journalist who documented his city's destruction

Washington - Journalist Karam al-Masri was wounded multiple times and detained by both the Syrian government and the Islamic State group, but still yearns to return to conflict reporting.

Digitalization of journalism into a research hub Special

London - The British Library is the repository of newspapers dating back to the 1600s together with a growing collection of radio, television and web news. Most of the content is now available digitally, providing an indispensable journalistic resource.

Kyle Stevens opens up about digital transformation of journalism Special

New York celebrity interviewer and media personality Kyle Stevens opened up about his inspiration to pursue journalism, and he discussed the digital transformation of contemporary journalism.

Augmented reality used by publishers to aid reader understanding

Media publishers are using augmented reality technology to create more immersive material and help people understand their content. 36 percent of publishers are thought to be exploring the tech with some big organisations, like Quartz, getting on board.

50 percent of web users 'would not revisit' pages with popup ads

Google has published research detailing how annoying ads impact browsing habits. The company said 50 percent of web users will not return to a site that uses intrusive popup ads. Google intends to help sites migrate to more effective alternative formats.

Is it possible for a robot to write the news?

The future of media may one day involve news articles being by robots. These may not be the most in-depth or creative pieces; but standard news reports could be created in seconds by artificial intelligence.
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