SOCIAL MEDIA JOURNALISM

July 2, 2018

ITV seen as best quality local news source ahead of BBC and regional newspapers, new Ofcom data shows

ITV regional bulletins are seen as the best quality provider of local news, ahead of the BBC, according to survey data released by Ofcom. Some […]
June 22, 2018

Facebook moves into print with UK quarterly title aimed at business leaders but claims it is not a ‘magazine’

Facebook has moved into print for the first time with a new quarterly magazine aimed at reaching “business leaders”. However the US social media giant […]
June 18, 2018

Almost nine in ten executives want Google and Facebook to do more to tackle fake news, Reuters study reveals

Eighty-seven per cent of global executives think Google and Facebook have a responsibility to do more to tackle fake news, according to the third annual […]
June 14, 2018

Just 7 per cent of people in UK pay for news, Reuters Digital News Report reveals

UK readers are at the bottom of the pack for paying for online news, while trust in news providers has remained stable in the past […]
June 6, 2018

Independent publishers are getting left behind as ‘big beasts’ use latest tech tools to ‘game’ online platforms

Every year, media executives from around the world get together at the Global Editors Network Summit. This year, it was Lisbon’s turn to play host. […]
June 1, 2018

Facebook to show background detail about news publishers and articles to UK users in source credibility drive

Facebook is to begin showing UK users more background information about the publishers and news articles they see in the social network’s News Feed. The […]
May 10, 2018

Facebook blamed for error which saw regional newspaper wrongly post photo of Sikh parade alongside story on most wanted UK sex offenders

Facebook has been blamed for an error that saw a picture of a Sikh parade wrongly published alongside a news story about Britain’s most wanted […]
May 3, 2018

Kent Messenger Group editorial director tells report into digital local journalism ‘there’s no loyalty in a Facebook reader’

KM Media Group’s editorial director Ian Carter has told a report on the Digital Transition of Local News that Facebook users are the “least valuable […]
May 2, 2018

Facebook begins ranking news organisations by trustworthiness in bid to tackle ‘fake news’

Facebook has begun implementing an algorithm that helps it rank news sources by trustworthiness as part of its fight on “fake news”. Chief executive Mark […]
April 16, 2018

News groups ‘need to do more’ to help women journalists facing online harassment for doing their jobs, study finds

News organisations “need to do more” to help female journalists who encounter online harassment as they do their jobs, a new study has found. The […]
March 29, 2018

Channel 4 News editor calls on industry to build own news platform as he says Facebook now pays nothing to broadcaster

Channel 4 News editor Ben de Pear has called on the news industry to create an alternative to Facebook that will fund publishers, as he […]
March 26, 2018

Facebook takes out full-page ads in six UK Sunday newspapers to say ‘sorry’ over data harvesting scandal

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg took out full page adverts in six British Sunday newspapers to apologise for the “breach of trust” which saw the data […]
March 15, 2018

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock tells MPs he would consider legislation cracking down on hate speech on social media

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has said he would consider increasing legislation or adding warning labels to social media platforms to crack down on fake news, […]