Is Getting Our News From Smart Speakers a Threat to Media Diversity?

7 August, 2018 / By Rachel Withers, Slate Voice assistants may be revolutionizing access to news, but they’re not exactly revolutionizing variety.   If the 2016 election made one thing clear, it’s that people in this country are getting their news from very different sources. But with the growing popularity of smart speaker-delivered morning briefings,…

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PBS’ updated editorial standards address inclusivity, social media use

21 June, 2018 / By Dru Sefton, current.org Revamped editorial standards for PBS emphasize inclusive content and fine-tune guidelines for the network’s social-media messaging. The standards govern “everyone who creates, evaluates, or oversees content for PBS,” according to the 14-page document. The revised rules, which took a year to craft, were approved by the PBS Board…

How media covered #PranabAtRSS

8 june, 2018 / By Cherry Agarwal, newslaundry.com For a week now, former President Pranab Mukherjee’s tentative visit to the Nagpur headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has been making news. Mukherjee, formerly a Congress leader, had accepted the Sangh’s invite to be the chief guest at the passing out parade of Sangh trainees, much…

The Ideal of a Free Media Died Long Ago

4 june, 2018 / By Jonathan Cook, dissidentvoice.org Should the media include positive editorial content secretly paid for by major corporations, as London’s Evening Standard newspaper has begun doing, according to new revelations? Most of us instantly recoil from any blurring between editorial and advertising in the media. How would we know if what was reported was…

Turkish media bias a concern ahead of elections

22 may, 2018 / By Karwan Faidhi Dri, rudaw.net Turkish media is violating regulations, giving the ruling party astronomically more air time than opposition parties and leaving Kurdish voices off the airwaves entirely. Turkey’s Media Communication and Postal Employees Union (HABER-SEN) recently published figures of how much time state-funded media TRT has given to each…

French-Speaking Belgium Eyes Updated Media Decree

10 may, 2018 / By Marguerite Clark, Radio World The government of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation has amended a draft decree encompassing audiovisual media services in French-speaking Belgium. The text, which still needs to be approved by the Belgian Parliament, but according to Media Minister Jean-Claude Marcourt, should be applied “as soon as possible,” pushes for…

Larraín y sus críticas al pluralismo informativo en TVN

19 Noviembre 2015 / By Nicolás Del Valle O. El Mostrador Si la preocupación respecto del pluralismo informativo fuese cierta, deberíamos ver a una UDI que luche por desconcentrar el control y la propiedad de los medios en Chile, deberíamos ver un senador Larraín que luche por paneles políticos donde se incorporen a panelistas que…