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Daily Archives: August 2, 2017

Survey – How access to data affects trust in news

Data Driven Journalism: “Among the many tough questions members of the American press are asking themselves about low public trust, three in particular deserve special contemplation and deep introspection:

  • Whose trust can be regained?
  • Who is a lost cause?
  • How can trust be earned (generally, and with particular groups of Americans)?

A recent survey of 1,021 US adults who get news online could energize this discussion and point to an effective solution. The survey, from data.world via the SurveyMonkey Audience Panel, reveals that mistrust may not be as entrenched as it seems, and opening up access to data that informs reporting can have a profoundly positive impact on trust with Americans of all stripes. The results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1%. When respondents were asked how much trust they have in the press “when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately and fairly”, half of those surveyed selected “not much” or “none at all”…”

OCLC – The Realities of Research Data Management

Bryant, Rebecca, Brian Lavoie and Constance Malpas. 2017. A Tour of the Research Data Management (RDM) Service Space. The Realities of Research Data Management, Part 1. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research. http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/publications/2017/oclcresearch-research-data-managementservice-space-tour-2017.pdf. [Parts 2-4 are forthcoming] “The Realities of Research Data Management is a four-part series that explores how research universities are addressing the challenge of… Continue Reading

New website tracks press freedom violations in United States

“Today, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press joins more than 20 press freedom organizations announcing the launch of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a new nonpartisan website dedicated to documenting press freedom abuses across the United States…Led by the Committee to Protect Journalists and Freedom of the Press Foundation, the website will serve… Continue Reading

Let the People Know the Facts: Can Government Information Removed from the Internet Be Reclaimed?

Nevelow Mart, Susan. “Let the People Know the Facts: Can Government Information Removed from the Internet Be Reclaimed?”. LawArXiv, 3 May 2017. Web. “Ms. Mart examines the legal bases of the public’s right to access government information, reviews the types of information that have recently been removed from the Internet, and analyzes the rationales given… Continue Reading

YouTube combating online terror content with machine learning

YouTube Official Blog: An update on our commitment to fight terror content online, August 1, 2017: “A little over a month ago, we told you about the four new steps we’re taking to combat terrorist content on YouTube: better detection and faster removal driven by machine learning, more experts to alert us to content that… Continue Reading

Elsevier acquires bepress – leading showcase of academic research

News release: “Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today acquired bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions’ research for maximum impact. Founded by three University of California, Berkeley professors in 1999, bepress allows institutions to collect, organize, preserve and disseminate their intellectual output,… Continue Reading