Demystifying Media: Five Lessons in Trust and the Media

Over the past six months, some of the brightest minds in media have visited the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication to discuss issues ranging from flaws in mobile design, the challenges of data journalism, as well as the role of small town newspapers, and how citizens of the Arabian Gulf are embracing social media.

Despite these varied subject areas, all five talks had a core thread running through them: trust.

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Social media trends in the Middle East — five developments to note

Six years after the Arab Spring rocked many parts of the Middle East, the region continues to feel ramifications from this turbulent period. Here are five key trends that journalists and news organizations working in the region need to consider.

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