It’s no surprise that Gen Z and Millennials are concerned about the spread of misinformation in the age of digital media, with 61% saying it’s a major problem. News organizations have a responsibility to help these generations get factual and trustworthy information, but it’s no easy task. Research shows that even though these ages are digital natives, they may not be as adept at discerning the credibility of information. To set themselves apart, news outlets should explain their standards and practices and be up front about sources and agendas. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here