Tag Archives: news

Brands and publishers braced for hit as Facebook dumps them from News Feed

(12 January 2018) After years of relying on Facebook to reach their audience, brands and publishers have been agonising over how major changes to the social network’s news feed will affect their business. Companies that have built and invested in millions of followers on Facebook could see their organic reach, which does not require advertising spend, sharply […]


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Less news is good news

(13 January 2018) It’s hard to overstate the degree to which Facebook has warped the media’s incentives. News outlets used to write for relatively stable, loyal audiences, writes Will Oremus for Slate. They had an incentive to build trust among those readers and to bring them content they found valuable and worthwhile. This model began […]


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Scholars win Public Policy Research Fund for critical news literacy research

(4 May 2017) The Public Policy Research Fund of the Central Policy Unit, Hong Kong Baptist University has  awarded a grant of HK$492,982 to four HKBU scholars for their project entitled “Investigating Hong Kong Students’ Critical News Literacy in the Age of Social Media”. The cross-disciplinary research team comprises Dr Kelly Ku and Dr Lisa […]


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Southeast Asia in the British Pathé Film Archive

(23 April 2015) British Pathé was once a dominant feature of the British cinema experience, says the Southeast Asia Library Group, SEALG.  Before the advent of television, millions around the globe came to movie theatres for their weekly dose of filmed news. British Pathé is considered to be the most comprehensive newsreel archive in the world and […]


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Famous DC restaurant serves AP headlines

Experiment at Old Ebbitt Grill aims to harness worldwide printing press (Washington, 8 January 2013) An experiment printing news and advertising as restaurant receipts has been launched in Washington DC’s Old Ebbitt Grill. Either with initial checks, coffee or dessert, diners are being handed a separate ‘news receipt’ with the latest headlines from the Associated Press. The update […]


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