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Topic: Breaking news
Breaking news
News affects the way we make sense of the world. The constant flow of words and images that we receive from the media plays a crucial part in our daily lives, and anyone with a computer or television now has access to more information than ever before. What factors shape the delivery and content of news? Today, technology plays an increasingly important role in news gathering and distribution. How are dramatic advances in communications technology changing the ways in which news stories are gathered and consumed? What will be the future of news? Indeed, does news as we understand it have a future?
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Topic section: Bad news travels fast?
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Thanks to modern technology, news now travels at the speed of light. A scoop is exclusive to one news provider for only a few seconds and deadlines become meaningless. Welcome to the world of breaking news!  > more

Topic section: News – does more mean better?
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News now flows constantly from websites and 24-hour news channels. To meet this insatiable demand, stories are constantly recycled. With the emphasis on producing material rather than accuracy, mistakes are made, sometimes with serious consequences for the organisations involved.  > more

Topic section: ‘It’s news... but not as we know it’ – the future of news
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New technology and new media are rapidly changing the nature of 'the news'. In the future, the actual news stories will remain the same, but the way we receive this news will be very different.  > more
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