A team of Digital Media Research Centre and QUT academics, led by Dr TJ Thomson, has had one of their research outputs voted as the top paper published in the Q1 journal, Journalism Practice, in 2022-23.
The paper, Visual mis/disinformation in journalism and public communications: Current verification practices, challenges, and future opportunities, has accrued more than 11,000 views since being published, making it the 14th most-read article in the journal of all time. It is co-authored by Prof Daniel Angus, A/Prof Paula Dootson, Dr Edward Hurcombe, and Mr Adam Smith.
The study provides a state-of-the-art review of current journalistic image verification practices, examines a number of existing and emerging image verification technologies that could be deployed or adapted to aid in this endeavour, and identifies the strengths and limitations of the most promising extant technical approaches.
Independent peer reviewers note this work provides “a framework for understanding the current and future considerations of visual media verification,” “provides an excellent understanding of visual disinformation” and makes “a strong contribution to the field.”
The QUT team’s paper will compete against two other papers, the top papers published in Journalism Studies and Digital Journalism over the same timeframe, for the 2022 Bob Franklin Journal Article Award, which seeks to recognise the article that best contributes to our understanding of connections between culture and society and journalism practices, journalism studies and/or digital media/new technologies.
Links to all of the other short- and long-listed papers can be found here.