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  • 18 Feb 2022
    Newspaper on a table
    Christopher Wlezien, Stuart N. Soroka

    Media Coverage Isn’t as Bad as You Might Think

    It is entirely reasonable to believe that media coverage is systematically flawed. In some ways, it is! Too much attention is paid to violent crime (Altheide 1997; Soroka 2014). Tweets are increasingly presented as representative public opinion (McGregor 2019). Changes in media technology have facilitated, and quite possibly enhanced, political polarization in media sources and […]

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  • 23 Sep 2020

    Remote Teaching Webinar Series

    We live in extraordinary times. Nothing like this has ever disrupted how our society functions so completely before. We are isolated, stressed and distracted and living in fear of catching a disease that could kill us. I am grateful that we have the tools to stay connected with each other as individuals and as communities […]

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  • 1 Jul 2019
    Ruth Towse

    How digitization impacts the creative economy

    In the ten years since I wrote the first edition of A Textbook of Cultural Economics, the cultural sector – the arts, heritage and cultural industries, jointly known as the creative industries – has been revolutionised by digitization and, as with other revolutions, things have changed in unimagined ways. Nowhere has this been more evident […]

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  • 15 Jun 2019
    Mike Berners-Lee

    What is it like to record your own audiobook?

    Author Mike Berners-Lee gives us an insight into what it’s like to record an audiobook version of his book “There Is No Planet B“ “ When I write, I am thinking of myself talking, which is why people say my books sound chatty and why, in a way, audio is the most natural format for […]

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  • 12 Sep 2018
    digital textbooks

    Making homework social…

    What is Perusall and why should teachers be excited about using it?   Perusall is a social reading platform to help students get prepared for class. What that means is that in Perusall, class reading assignments are engaging collective activities, rather than solitary tasks.  In real time, as they are reading, students can discuss the […]

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  • 19 Oct 2017
    Ryen White

    How do we interact with search systems?

    Search systems, including web search engines, play an important role in decision making and action in many settings. Over the next decade and beyond, people will interact with search systems in new ways. Ryen White tells us how.

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  • 4 Apr 2017
    Ingmar Weber, Yelena Mejova

    Can Twitter Predict Elections?

    Although the results of the US presidential election took many by surprise, Twitter analysis would have indicated that Donald Trump was winning the social media war. 'Twitter: A Digital Socioscope' provides an in-depth view of latest research dealing with the biases, misinformation, and state-of-the-art electoral forecasting.

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  • 4 Apr 2017
    Carlos Castillo

    Participatory mining of data streams: beyond crisis mapping

    Emergency situations force us to take critical decisions in a very short time. Often, the first place people turn to for information is social media. A combination of human and machine intelligence can help make sense of the immense amount of data that comes from these widely varied perspectives and posts.

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