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REPORT: Approaches to fostering youth’s news literacy

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has published a report on news literacy initiatives around the world. Authored by Aralynn McMane and Wendy Tribaldos, the report lists 130 examples of how news literacy is being taught to children and youth. The report’s seven sections cover particular issues and highlight best practices. For … Continued

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ARTICLE: More news about the EU, stronger European identity

Exposure to news about the European Union increases Europeans’ feeling of togetherness, write Waqas Ejaz and Jens Wolling, both of Technical University of Ilmenau, with Marco Bräuer, of the German Federal Office for the Family and Civil Society (author names not in original order). The authors analysed data from the 2013 Eurobarometer survey, which questioned … Continued

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ARTICLE: News tweets affect the stock market

Economic news published on Twitter by the Reuters and Bloomberg agencies cause the Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index (DJI) to fluctuate, write Nadine Strauß, Rens Vliegenthart and Piet Verhoeven, all of University of Amsterdam. The authors analysed the two agencies’ tweets from September 2015 and compared them to the changes in the DJI. … Continued

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ARTICLE: Transparency does not make journalism more credible

Increased transparency does not increase the perceived credibility of journalism, but rather decreases it, Edson C. Tandoc, of Nanyang University of Technology, and Ryan J. Thomas, of Missouri School of Journalism, write. The authors conducted an online experiment with 222 American college students. The participants were assigned to read through a selection of online news … Continued

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ARTICLE: More news exposure increases Islamophobia

New Zealanders who consume more news experience more anger and less warmth towards Muslims, write John H. Shaver, of University of Otago, Chris G. Sibley and Danny Osborne, both of University of Auckland, and Joseph Bulbulia, of Victoria University of Wellington. The authors analysed data from a large-scale survey of adult New Zealanders (N=16584). The … Continued