Our partner, European Union of Jewish Students, asked their members about the common misconceptions they hear. They’ve produced two videos with the answers, “Things European Jews Are Tired of Hearing” and “The Silliest Things European Jews Have Heard”. You can watch them on our YouTube channel. Please share and help us in building a world that’s free from prejudice!
This is the third and final video is a series where we talked to Dr. Verica Rupar, Associate Professor at the School of Communication Studies, Auckland University. Here, Dr. Rupar gives suggestions for improving the diversity of stories we hear in the media. Journalism in the mainstream media is, according to many, in crisis. However, at the same time, it is a great time for journalism, as on the fringes, new forms of journalism are emerging. Dr. Rupar discusses some of these new journalism methods, such as the use of social media to tell stories.
In the second video of three discussing media monitoring, Dr. Verica Rupar, Associate Professor at the School of Communication Studies, Auckland University, talks about self-monitoring of the media. Dr. Rupar sees self-monitoring initiatives as vital, as they allow news agencies to work better. In this sense, self-monitoring is equally important to outside, independent media monitoring. Self-monitoring includes reacting on audience comments, such as through letter to the editor and social media reactions, and then formulating a response.