Category: Blog

New Hire at LiT.RL

We welcome our (relatively!) new Graduate Research Assistant, Chris Brogly! Chris joined our team last summer. As of this fall, in the new academic year 2017/2018, he has become a full-time Doctoral Student in the Health Information Science program at FIMS, and he will continue his work at the lab. Chris is implementing the Clickbait Read More …

Panel on “Accountability & Transparency in News”, Western University, London

The panel on “Accountability and Transparency in News Media in an Era of ‘Alternative Facts’ ” was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, as part of the Western University Homecoming events. It was moderated by Paul Benedetti, a reporter and a columnist with the Hamilton Spectator as well as FIMS journalism instructor. Panelists included Sylvia Read More …

LiT.RL presents at 2017 Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences, Toronto

The lab had several presentations at the Annual Conference of The Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS2017) and at the the Annual Conference of Canadian Communication Association Conference (CCA2017) at Ryerson University, Toronto, May 31 – June 2, 2017. Both conferences were part of the Annual Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences. The city looked Read More …

Satire Detector Launched

Satire Detector was officially released on April 10, 2017. It is a part of a study at Western University. If you’d like to participate, you could experiment with the tool by submitting some news pieces for us to determine whether they are satirical or legitimate news. It would greatly help us in improving our training Read More …