Digital News Report 2020. Episode 6. How should journalists cover politics?

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In this episode we look at what people think when it comes to the news media covering politics. Authors of the Digital News Report, the most comprehensive study of news consumption trends worldwide, discuss the key findings from this year's report. In this episode we look at what people think when it comes to the news media covering politics. Should potentially false statements even be reported? What about political advertising? And what role should platforms take in dealing with false or misleading information coming from politicians? Host: Federica Cherubini is Head of Leadership Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She is an expert in newsroom operations and organisational change, with ten years' experience spanning major publishers, research institutes and editorial networks around the world. Guest: Dr Richard Fletcher is a Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute, and Team Leader of the Research Team. He is primarily interested in global trends in digital news consumption, comparative media research, the use of social media by journalists and news organizations, and more broadly, the relationship between technology and journalism. Find the report at digitalnewsreport.org

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