"Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy."

-Walter Cronkite

According to the Pew Research Center, more than eight-in-ten U.S. adults (86%) say they get news from a smartphone, computer or tablet. Americans say they prefer a digital platform – whether it is a news website (26%), search (12%), social media (11%) or podcasts (3%).* Traditional media remain important even for those people with the most gadgets. However, social media and non-traditional outlets are rising as the main source of how people stay informed. According to a report from the BBC, Instagram is the most popular news source among younger people.

In this information age, it's vital to have an open conversation on how the message is delivered. 

Here are some of the latest stories in the Media and Journalism channel on Newswise. For a more in-depth look at social media issues, check out the Social Media channel.

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Study finds political campaigns may change the choices of voters – but not their policy views

Researchers’ Model for TV Ad Scheduling Reaps Revenue Increase for Networks

What distinguishes fans from celebrity stalkers?

The claim that U.S. temperatures are not trending upward is false

We cannot predict earthquakes with accuracy, despite claim

Fact-checking the reporting of the explosion in East Palestine, Ohio

Cinema has helped ‘entrench’ gender inequality in AI

Experts split on ‘prebunking’ – shifting blame or empowering users?

Geography, language dictate social media and popular website usage, study finds

ChatGPT can (almost) pass the US Medical Licensing Exam

Tweets reveal where in cities people express different emotions

War tourists fighting on a virtual front, since Ukraine-Russia war

Media literacy is an important tool in training police officers

COVID-19 conspiracy theories that spread fastest focused on evil, secrecy

How do news audiences respond to disclosures of preprint status?

It isn’t what you know, it’s what you think you know