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  • Information decay and methodology — agenda setting

    November 27, 2020 by

    My topic is “what is the effect of social media on local political participation and knowledge, compared to local and national mainstream media”. One way to explore this was to measure the different effects. I published a few stories within the following types of media: social media alone (including blogs) social media and local media… Read more

  • Fake news and streetlights

    November 26, 2020 by

    Citizen journalists are often hampered by lack to official information and delays with freedom of information requests. Social media often gets blamed for fake news and councils’ comms teams are often the first to blame newspapers and social media for fake news. One example FOI request is useful at showing how communications and statements can… Read more

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