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What’s Inside September 2012:

New websites New articles on smartphones New audience surveys New reports on social media

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EU Screen http://www.euscreen.eu/ Launches some great new themed collections. http://www.euscreen.eu/exhibitions. html This EU funded project aims to digitise clips and programmes from major collections in Europe. The most recent exhibitions include Sportswomen and Swedish TV from the 1950s-1980s; Civil rights in Northern Ireland. 1968-69 RTE coverage. Being European (changing conceptions of EU membership/ identity) US Election News. SuperPAC App for iOS http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/supe r-pac-app/id552140731?ls=1&mt=8 This new App promises American voters the opportunity to find out more about political election ads. It was developed by Glassy Media, a company that was associated with the ” at the MIT Media Lab.

According to the website what happens is that you - Hold up the app to a presidential ad, wherever you’re watching it - Find out who and how much money is behind the ad - Rate and see how others have rated the ad: Love/Fair/Fishy/Fail - See the claims of the ad and whether they’re based on any facts Other places which are excellent for political ad information are the Political Communication Lab Stanford University. http://pcl.stanford.edu/%20there%2 0is%20a%202012%20archive%20o f%20ads.%20http://pcl.stanford.edu /campaigns/2012/ The Living Room Candidate. has an archive of presidential campaign commercials. 1952-2008. http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/ It also has a teaching resources section http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/ admaker where you can edit and make your own ad. See also their 2012 blog analysis.


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http://livingroomcandidate.tumblr.co m/ The Web Index – http://www.webfoundation.org/2012 /09/web-foundation-launches-theweb-index/ The World Wide Web Foundation. This is a country-by-country global study that measures the impact of the Web on the world’s people and nations. 61 developed nations are covered and a variety iof economic social impacts considered. Also assessed is the infrastructure and level of accessibility. Uk is in third place. With Sweden and the USA topping the league.

technology and consumption in the region.

Latest issue of leading ejournal First Monday published. http://firstmonday.org/issue/current Articles include: Death and mourning as sources of community participation in online social networks: R.I.P. pages in Facebook, Why first-year college students select online research resources as their favorite, The academic online: Constructing persona through the World Wide Web

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NEW Mapping digital Nigeria. http://www.soros.org/reports/mappi ng-digital-media-nigeria 96 page report from the Soros Foundation. This useful country report covers law, internet

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BBC

Public Accounts Committee First Special Report The BBC's efficiency programme: The BBC's Response to the Committee's 73rd Report of Session 2010-12 http://www.publications.parliament. uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmpuba cc/527/52702.htm


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Welsh Affairs Committee - First Report Broadband services in Wales http://www.publications.parliament. uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmwelaf/ 580/58002.htm Broadband Fit for Rural Growth: http://www.cla.org.uk/News_and_Pr ess/Latest_Releases/Broadband/Br oadband/1011483.htm/ Country Land and Business association policy paper. NEW ARTICLES RESEARCH

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Ofcom’s UK Audience attitudes to the Broadcast Media 2011 report is available. http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2012/08/ 23/three-in-four-adults-agree-withtime-of-tv-watershed/ includes perspectives on 9pm watershed, sex and violence on TV. Further Decline in Credibility Ratings for Most News Organizations Pew Research Center for the People & the Press http://pewresearch.org/pubs/2329/n ews-media-organizationsbelievability-credibility-newspapercable-news-fox-new-york-timesnetwork-local-partisan-npr-outletrating Survey of US public.

NEW ARTICLES SMART PHONE OWNERSHIP Smartphone Ownership Update: September 2012 Pew Internet and American Life report- 45% of Americans now own a smartphone. http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012 /Smartphone-Update-Sept2012.aspx Privacy and Data Management on Mobile DevicesUser survey from Pew Internet and american Life report. Neilsen Statistics - smartphone ownership by age group statistics. http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/ online_mobile/young-adults-andteens-lead-growth-amongsmartphone-owners/ This month find historical newspapers Proquest Historical newspapers https://catalogue.lse.ac.uk/Record/1 359332 Has issues of the Guardian 18212003 and the Observer 1791-2003 If you would like more information or individual help in using the library contact Heather Dawson Library h..dawson@lse.ac.uk


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New Media reports September 2012