Results 21 - 35 of 35.

Media - Politics - 19.05.2016
Racist and sexist assumptions endured in UK media coverage of Malala Yousafzai
Racist and sexist assumptions endured in UK media coverage of Malala Yousafzai
A new study has found that seemingly positive media coverage of feminist campaigner Malala Yousafzai is actually full of patronising assumptions about women in Muslim countries. The study analysed more than 140,000 words of coverage of activist Yousafzai in the nine months after she was attacked by the Pakistani Taleban.

Media - 09.05.2016
Report reveals journalists’ views on ethics, pay and the pressures they feel
'Journalists in the UK' is a wide-ranging report of more than 60 pages, which captures journalists' views on matters relating to their profession. There are now around 64,000 professional journalists working in the UK. A new report reveals what they think of working in the media and how they operate post-Leveson.

Media - 08.03.2016
Understanding the Welsh elections
Two new free projects being launched today by Cardiff University aim to provide the public with a better understanding of devolution in Wales ahead of the National Assembly elections in May. The two projects, an online booklet Guide to covering the National Assembly for Wales Election for Community Journalists and a new online course Scotland and Wales Vote 2016: Understanding the Devolved Elections, will provide people in Wales with the knowledge to better understand the forthcoming Welsh General Election in May.

Media - 03.02.2016
Women are seen more than heard in online news
New research using Artificial Intelligence finds men's views and voices more prominent than women's It has long been argued that women are under-represented and marginalised in relation to men in the world's news media. New research, by Bristol and Cardiff universities, using artificial intelligence (AI), has analysed over two million articles to find out how gender is represented in online news.

Media - Computer Science - 11.12.2015
How to feed and raise a Wikipedia robo-editor
Dr Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh from QMUL's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science looks at what it takes to teach an AI how to read natural human languages. Wikipedia is to put artificial intelligence to the enormous task of keeping the free, editable online encyclopedia up-to-date, spam-free and legal.

Social Sciences - Media - 03.11.2015
Journalist killers are escaping justice, research finds
Centre for the Freedom of the Media investigating the safety of journalists around the world Issue of journalistic freedom and the public right to know to be discussed in Question Time style debate in Sheffield Event is part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science Those who murder journalists are managing to escape justice, according to ongoing research by the University of Sheffield.

Media - Earth Sciences - 15.09.2015
Wikipedia world view 'shaped by editors in the West'
A new Oxford University study has found that nearly half of all edits to articles about places on Wikipedia were made by editors living in just five countries: the UK, US, France, Germany and Italy. áThe researchers geocoded Wikipedia edit entries on articles mentioning places and also found there were more editors in the Netherlands than all of Africa combined.

Physics - Media - 06.05.2014
Report reveals 13 ‘disturbing’ nuclear near-misses
Press release issued: 6 May 2014 There have been at least 13 potentially catastrophic cases of near-use of nuclear weapons worldwide since 1962, according to a new report which warns that the risk of nuclear weapons being detonated is higher than previously thought. A report by Chatham House , home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, found that the risks associated with nuclear weapons were not only a Cold War phenomena, but still exist today.

Media - 08.04.2014
University leads call for the protection and safety of journalists across the world
The Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) at the University of Sheffield yesterday led a call for the increased safety and protection of journalists across the world. The following statement was issued at the Safety of Journalists Symposium at BBC Broadcasting House in London, co-hosted by BBC Global News and CFOM in cooperation with the BBC College of Journalism.

Media - Mathematics - 20.02.2013
Mathematical model 'describes' how online conflicts are resolved
Mathematical model 'describes' how online conflicts are resolved
Researchers have produced a mathematical model to describe how conflicting opinions are resolved over articles that appear on Wikipedia, the collaboratively-edited encyclopaedia. The study maps the evolution of opinion over time, showing that even widely diverging opinions eventually converge. The researchers say this pattern in collective human behaviour is reminiscent of the interaction of particles in physics, such as when wind-blown grains of sand eventually create sand dunes.

Media - 26.11.2012
Scientists analyse millions of news articles
Scientists analyse millions of news articles
A study led by academics at the University of Bristol's Intelligent Systems Laboratory and the School of Journalism at Cardiff University has used Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms to analyse 2.5 million articles from 498 different English-language online news outlets over ten months. The researchers found that: As expected, readability measures show that online tabloid newspapers are more readable than broadsheets and use more sentimental language.

Media - 10.07.2012
Digital Journalism
Digital Journalism
Cutting-edge research focusing on the changing nature of journalism in the digital age is to be brought together in a new peer-reviewed journal launched by a Cardiff professor. Digital Journalism , founded and edited by Professor Bob Franklin of the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies will provide a critical forum for discussion, analysis and responses to the shifts in journalism brought about by digital technology.

Economics / Business - Media - 20.04.2012
Online-only news outlets 'struggle to find funding'
The first report to systematically assess how online-only news websites across Western Europe are faring has found that new start-ups are struggling to find business models that can cover their operating costs. It suggests that the funding environment is more challenging for new start-ups than for traditional media outlets that also have online content, because the latters' operations can be subsidised by revenues from offline businesses.

Environment - Media - 16.11.2010
Climate science under-reported at Copenhagen
Climate science under-reported at Copenhagen
Media coverage of the UN's Copenhagen summit on climate change in 2009 'under-reported' the climate science, according to a new study published by Oxford University's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ). It finds that most journalists reported extensively on 'the drama and minutiae of the negotiations' but that in the balance between capturing the drama and explaining the essential background to climate change, the science received scant coverage.

Media - 12.07.2010
Facebook and Twitter: the real winners in elections?
Facebook and Twitter: the real winners in elections?
A new Oxford study shows methods of electioneering and political reporting have changed for good because of Facebook and Twitter. It concludes lessons were learned by journalists and politicians in how to harness the power of social networking sites, which contributed to 'unprecedented levels of participation' and voter turnout at the 2010 election - particularly among voters aged between 18-24 years old.