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Harvard experiment finds large effects from small news outlets

Even small publishers have a large effect on the national discourse, according to a new paper published in Science on the effects of news. 

Jason Alcorn, MediaShift | November 17, 2017

Fighting fake news: By the time it reaches your social media feed, it’s too late

A Hacks/Hackers event in DC highlighted different tools and strategies people can use to debunk fake news and misinformation. 

Maite Fernández | November 16, 2017

How the Middle East uses social media: 5 key trends

Six years after the Arab Spring, the Middle East's social media and internet usage has changed drastically. These trends can help anyone working in the region better identify their audience.

Damian Radcliffe | May 18, 2017

What we can learn from journalists’ Twitter habits

Lessons learned from analyzing journalists on Twitter, Le Monde’s coverage of the French election and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | March 24, 2017

How journalists can make their time on social media more productive

A nuanced approach to social media — based on experimentation and analysis — can help social media editors drive more traffic and engagement on their websites.

Irshad Daftari | December 20, 2016

Media, tech companies move to combat fake news online

Inside the fight against fake news, Twitter’s efforts to silence trolls and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | November 18, 2016

Essential tools for measuring audience metrics and engagement

Want to more effectively measure your audience engagement? Engagement experts recently shared some of the best tools and techniques during an IJNet live chat.

Sam Berkhead | November 02, 2016

The benefits of distributing news under a Creative Commons license

How news organizations can embrace Creative Commons, encrypting your smartphone and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | March 25, 2016

What Twitter’s algorithm update means for journalists

Understanding Twitter’s new timeline, the challenges of global data journalism and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | February 12, 2016

How social media improves disaster journalism in the Philippines

The Philippines is one of the social media capitals of the world. Recently, its citizens have taken their love for social media a step further, using it to report the news and spread information.

Makoi Popioco | December 17, 2015

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