Home Advanced

Advanced

For those who have mastered the basic requirements for producing quality journalism and want to know more.

Image of computer screen Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Information disorder – the essential glossary

For the policy-makers, technology companies, politicians, journalists, librarians, educators, academics, and civil society organisations all facing the challenges of information disorder, agreeing to a shared vocabulary is essential.
Image by Anthony Karanja released via Creative Commons CC BY 2.0

Editorial independence during election coverage

Journalists, broadcasters and publishers have a responsibility towards the society as a whole. That means that journalists operate on the edges of the market and democracy.
Photo by Zainul Yasni on Unsplash

Information disorder – mapping the landscape

Over recent months, there has been a surge of interest in trust and truth in a digital age. Claire Wardle of First Draft News sets out her 13 priority areas for further research.
Image by David Brewer released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

Old news is no news, updates are essential

Journalism involves an ongoing commitment to update and rework the material we are producing to ensure that it remains relevant, reflects latest developments, and continues to inform.
Image by Adam Lisagor released via Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Confronting editorial bias in election coverage

Allegations of bias in the news media happen all the time, but they are most evident at election time. When deadlines are tight and pressures are greatest, the weighing of these factors may be less thorough.
Image courtesy of Randy Colas on Unsplash

Information disorder – how to recognise the forms

Four free-to-download high-resolution graphics created by First Draft News to help explain the different categories, types, elements, and phases of information disorder. They are available for use in publications and presentations.
Image by Josephine Pedersen released via Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0

The language of heat of the moment reporting

Much can be conveyed by the tone and language used by journalists covering news. Emotion, fear, anger, and compassion can creep into the delivery and influence our reporting.
Image by DVIDSHUB released via Creative Commons CC BY 2.0

The challenges facing journalists covering elections

The challenge of objectivity, impartiality in journalism is faced daily by journalists, but there is no test of professionalism greater than the heat and pressure of a bitterly-fought political election.
Photo by Elijah O'Donnell on Unsplash

Fake news and trust chains

Here we discuss fake news or false news. We look at what these terms mean for journalists, the different kinds of fake news, and how to combat fake or false news through good practice and the use of trust chains.
Image by Dave Null released via Creative Commons CC BY-NC 2.0

How to avoid make-believe journalism

Our role as journalists is to unearth information, prepare it and then display it for the benefit of the audience. We are not there to fabricate, manipulate or force.