#Journalism agenda: “Courage – Journalism is not a crime” – A documentary by Tom Heinemann

Courage – Journalism is not a crime

http://www.courage-documentary.dk They are devoted to journalism but are under an immense pressure by governments, companies and criminals. They use the investigative toolbox to fight corruption and injustices. They reveal what those in power wants to hide. They face torture, jail and even death, but still they keep on fighting for freedom of expression. From three different countries on different continents – with one thing in common. They have Courage – because Journalism is not a crime.

In other news:

Detention Period of Journalist Ece Sevim Öztürk Extended

The detention period of journalist Ece Sevim Öztürk, who has been in custody for the last week, has been extended for another seven days.

The event began with the second annual Women in News Summit featuring the BBC, The New York Times, former editor-in-chief of USA Today and author of That’s What She SaidJoanne Lipman, former CEO of Gizmodo Media Group Raju Narisetti, and many others committed to championing diversity within their news organizations. Their impressive stories and good practices alone made the trip to Portugal worthwhile.

Turkey: new rules, old concerns

Turkey is preparing for the parliamentary and presidential elections of June 24 with the new constitutional asset pushed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. We analyzed the situation on the eve of the vote with the constitutionalist Fikret Erkut Emcioğlu

Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report finds a decline in social media usage for news for the first time in seven years

The study also looked at news literacy levels for the first time, and found that 68 per cent of respondents were unaware of the financial difficulties of news organisations

People are becoming disenchanted with Facebook for news. The “Trump bump” appears to be sustaining itself. And younger people are more likely to donate money to a news organization than older people.

In the U.S., the left trusts the mainstream media more than the right, and the gap is growing

As Facebook moves to privilege “broadly trusted” sources in its News Feed, our research shows that broadcasters and newspapers are more trusted than digital-born outlets across a number of countries.

One-of-its-kind course teaches journalism as well as engineering and computational methods, to better prepare media for facing new threats

Report: Have publishers banned Facebook trackers from their pages after the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

After the New York Times and the Guardian reported a massive data leakage revealed by former Cambridge Analytica employee Chris Wylie, Facebook’s Marc Zuckerberg got into hot water. Journalists and experts expressed and echoed their criticism to an unprecedented level. However, the news media are in the same boat. Most of them have been allowing tracking scripts from Facebook (and others) on their websites to benefit from the social network’s advertising revenue, analytics data and demographic insights. After their outrage about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the question is:

Have publishers loosened their interdependent relations with Facebook?

Who’s exhausted by news? Everyone, but especially Republicans, white people, and people who don’t follow news closely

Let’s start by saying that pretty much everyone is exhausted by the news: 68 percent of Americans are “feeling overwhelmed by the amount of news there is,” according to a new Pew survey. But the figure is even higher among Republicans (77 percent of those surveyed are overwhelmed), people who don’t follow news closely/say they follow the news “only when something important is happening,” and white people: “Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of white Americans express fatigue with the amount of news, much higher than among both Hispanic (55 percent) and black Americans (55 percent).”

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