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Recommendations for action: bridging the gender gap in Internet and broadband access and use ITU

Recommendations for action: bridging the gender gap in Internet and broadband access and use ITU | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

 

On 15th March 2017, the Broadband Commission Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide has launched its final report "Recommendations for action: bridging the gender gap in Internet and broadband access and use"

http://broadbandcommission.org/Documents/publications/WorkingGroupDigitalGenderDivide-report2017.pdf

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Women for Media Report 2016 - WLIA

Women for Media Report 2016 - WLIA | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

Women's Leadership Institute Australia Publications -Women for Media Report
An analysis of the gender balance of sources and experts
across Australian metropolitan print media

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Spatializing publics: mobile social media, urban sociability and the materiality of civic engagement — Oxford Internet Institute- Wendy Willems

Spatializing publics: mobile social media, urban sociability and the materiality of civic engagement — Oxford Internet Institute- Wendy Willems | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

The mobile internet is increasingly transforming into a ‘social media internet’ as a result of zero-rated or subsidised data packages. The ‘social’ affordances of social media have been both celebrated and vilified but the mobile nature of social media access has received much less attention. Smartphones are rapidly becoming the primary devices through which the internet is accessed in the Global South. Drawing on fieldwork during highly contested elections in Zambia in 2011 and 2016, this paper examines the political implications of two key aspects of the changing nature of the internet: 1) the spatial shift in internet access; and 2) the emergence of a ‘social media internet’. It proposes an analytical approach that situates civic engagement on mobile social media within a wider physical urban context

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Mobile’s Hierarchy of Needs: Comscore report

Mobile’s Hierarchy of Needs: Comscore report | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
The concept of ‘mobile first’ is no longer exclusive to technology-focused businesses and consumers, but is the default position for a growing number of internet users, who now consider smartphones and tablets essential to their daily lives. In this report, we examine key mobile behaviours that have propelled it to a primary platform, using 9 global markets (USA, Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, China and Indonesia) to demonstrate pockets of intense usage within a mobile hierarchy of needs.
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Growing up with the internet - House of Lords Select Committee on Communications

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The Field Guide to Open Source in the Newsroom

From Open News a collaborative guidebook that takes news organizations through the many facets of the open source process, from the early steps of establishing buy-in among leadership to the later questions about what to consider when shutting down a project

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Beyond the Great Firewall: How China Became a Global Information Power - Center for International Media Assistance

Beyond the Great Firewall: How China Became a Global Information Power - Center for International Media Assistance | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
For their unprecedented scale and effectiveness, China’s efforts at censorship have been dubbed the “Great Firewall.” China, however, now has grander ambitions. Without much fanfare, the Chinese government has turned its focus outward, seeking to take its influence over the information environment global. In “Beyond the Great Firewall: How China Became a Global Information Power,” …
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Digital Pulse: How ready is the UK for the digital life? | Nesta

Digital Pulse: How ready is the UK for the digital life? | Nesta | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
New research by Readie finds major differences in attitude to new technology across Europe, with Germans most sceptical and Bulgarians most positive about its impact
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The true history of fake news: ABC Net podcast

The true history of  fake news: ABC Net podcast | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

The fake news world isn't new, according to Robert Darnton, Professor of History and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard.The tradition can be traced back to the Byzantine empire, but its real origins can be found in early newspaper journalism in 18th century London and Paris

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Visualising Facebook

Visualising Facebook | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

This book presents a scholarly analysis of the images people post on a regular basis to Facebook. By including hundreds of examples, readers can see for themselves the differences between postings from a village north of London, and those from a small town in Trinidad

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How youth navigate the news landscape: Knight Foundation

How youth navigate the news landscape: Knight Foundation | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
Knight Foundation – A new report finds that teens and young adults express low levels of trust in the news media and use a variety of strategies to confirm, verify, and clarify the stories they care about, according t
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Digital Democracy: The Tools Transforming Political Engagement | Nesta case studies report

This paper shares lessons from Nesta’s research into some of the pioneering innovations in digital democracy which are taking place across Europe and beyond
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UK Digital Strategy - UK Government

UK Digital Strategy - UK Government | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
This strategy sets out how we will build on our success to date to develop a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.
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Developing Digital News in Public Service Media : Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Developing Digital News in Public Service Media : Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

In this report, we analyse how public service media organisations across six European countries are developing new projects and products to deliver digital news.

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Women’s Media Center Report: Women journalists report less news than men; TV gender gap most stark

Women’s Media Center Report: Women journalists report less news than men; TV gender gap most stark | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

women in the media 2017 (USA)

http://www.womensmediacenter.com/page/-/statusreport/2017/WMC%20STATUS%20OF%20WOMEN%202017%20FINAL.pdf

 

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New Report: Risks and Rewards of Online Gig Work at the Global Margins: Oxford Internet Institute

New Report: Risks and Rewards of Online Gig Work at the Global Margins: Oxford Internet Institute | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

The growth of online gig work — paid work allocated and delivered by way of internet platforms without a contract for long-term employment

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British Chambers of Commerce - BCC: Action needed on poor broadband, especially in rural areas and for small firms

British Chambers of Commerce - BCC: Action needed on poor broadband, especially in rural areas and for small firms | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
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MTV Shuga Soap Opera Turns Edutainment into a Tool to Fight HIV and Gender-Based Violence

MTV Shuga Soap Opera Turns Edutainment into a Tool to Fight HIV and Gender-Based Violence | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
A study in Nigeria by the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation group (DIME) has found that MTV Shuga has the power to influence behavior to fight HIV and gender-based violence.
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The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI)

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness.
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Reaping Digital Dividends : Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia- World Bank

Reaping Digital Dividends : Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia- World Bank | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
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IMDb Adopts "F-Rating" to Highlight Women on Screen, Behind Camera

IMDb Adopts "F-Rating" to Highlight Women on Screen, Behind Camera | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has adopted the F rating, a feminist classification system designed to highlight films that are written, directed or starring women.

The F rating was created in 2014 by Bath film festival executive director Holly Tarquini to “support women in film and change the stories we see on screen

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The Web as History

The Web as History | Media reports this week | Scoop.it
This volume argues that now is the time to question what we have learnt from the Web so far. The 12 chapters explore this topic from a number of interdisciplinary angles – through histories of national web spaces and case studies of different government and media domains – as well as an introduction that provides an overview of this exciting new area of research.
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Same Beds, Different Dreams?
Charitable Foundations and Newsroom
Independence in the Global South
BY ANYA SCHIFFRIN
February 2017- Center for International Media Assistance report

Same Beds, Different Dreams?<br/>Charitable Foundations and Newsroom<br/>Independence in the Global South<br/>BY ANYA SCHIFFRIN<br/>February 2017- Center for International Media Assistance report | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

By Beth Kwon At a time when media outlets face intense financial pressures, international donors are stepping in to support media outlets. However, reliance on donor support can create new issues in terms of newsroom independence.

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Documents considered by the House  Committee on 1 March 2017 - European Scrutiny Committee- Includes Digital Markets Directive

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Beyond the Article: Frontiers of Editorial and Commercial Innovation: Reuters Institute Journalism

Beyond the Article: Frontiers of Editorial and Commercial Innovation: Reuters Institute Journalism | Media reports this week | Scoop.it

This report looks at how news organisations are creating innovative editorial formats and seeking commercial opportunities ‘beyond the article’. The report and analysis are based primarily on case studies discussed in interviews conducted between December 2016 and January 2017 with startup founders, senior editorial leaders, technology directors and commercial executives at news organisations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Finland, Spain, Turkey, and the Philippines.

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