Established media are suffering from the fake news epidemics, which in turn creates a climate of distrust from the readers: oversimplifying, if one site carries false information, potentially all of them can. Media sites, real ones, are not culpable, though, of the emergence of fake sites, those with fancy names that trick you into thinking […]
How to Be a Reliable Media Personality in the Digital Age
The digital era has totally changed how the news spectrum looks today. In the modern day, anyone can package and send out news using a device as simple as a mobile phone. Creating a news website is just as easy, with the many templates and tutorials available online. If you arm yourself with a device […]
Is It The End for Copy Editing?
If you read us this far, it’s obvious that one of the truths of the digital age (and the current age, at large) is that not all news outlets were created equal. Some giant corporations like to invest in media publications and therefore they have the resources to create information giants: they can spend a […]
The Most Convenient Way to Contact Your GP
Can you imagine just how much time and effort you could save if you contacted a doctor on your mobile? Not only to speak to a doctor but to actually have an appointment in real-time. You can do this by using a dedicated mobile app that allows you to have access to a doctor, get […]
What Are Social Networks Doing, Really?
Faced with criticism over their lack of action at the spreading of fake news and how they might have contributed to the outcome of elections worldwide (from the UK leaving the European Union to Austrian or US presidential votes), it’s not just news outlets that are under attack. Since the end of 2016, Internet giants […]
How to Spot Fake News
Article 7 Fake news usually works by triggering a reader’s deepest fears. The fear of migrants collapsing our economy; the fear of foreigners raping and assaulting the women and children in the countries where they find hospitality after leaving their homeland; a scandalous revelation that just now came to light about a political leader or […]
The (Sad) State of Media in the 21st Century
The world has changed. To some, it has done so for the better. Others may argue that we are never alone with our thoughts anymore, as we are increasingly connected, and not just to social media. Our homes and appliances can be controlled wirelessly; wherever we go we can be reached via smartphone, and […]
What is a News Agency, and How It Operates?
News agencies are media groups and organizations that work precisely like online newspapers or magazines. They have personnel worldwide, ready to step in and report on anything and everything. Their revenue comes from subscribers (usually other news outlets, but they can also be private companies or political parties) who pay for accessing their services. Being […]
The Fake News Crisis Is Nothing New
In spite of president Donald Trump stating (and more than once, too) that the expression “fake news” is something he invented, the phenomenon is nothing new. It may have found a new life in the Internet era, but it’s something that always existed. It even had the same name! Blowing things out of proportion, […]
Fake News in the Current Era
Of course, the current epidemic of fake news is an entirely different phenomenon. That’s because the amount of news outlets that we have at our collective disposal is incredibly high – no one even knows the exact number of newspapers, magazines or online news portals there are in the first place. And don’t get […]