Encyclopaedia

The Beehive Encyclopaedia: Negligence

Negligence defines someone’s failure to exercise the degree of care that would be reasonably expected from them. An average citizen sharing unverified information, for example, can be considered a reckless exercise (even when we have a long way to go before we achieve media literacy), but a journalist who does the same would certainly incurr …

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The Beehive Encyclopaedia: Complexity

Complexity comes the Latin word Complecti, meaning “with” (Com-) “intertwining”, “braiding” or “weaving” (-plecti). It therefore refers to the state of being intricate, composed of interconnected parts. It implies a condition where multiple elements or factors are involved, and therefore where understanding, analysing, and predicting the outcome of such condition can only be done by …

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The Beehive Encyclopaedia: Media

Media is the group of platforms and tools used to store and deliver information and data, especially the news. As such, it plays a significant role in shaping public opinion, influencing social and cultural norms, and facilitating the exchange of ideas and information in society. The media encompasses a wide range of formats, including print …

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The Beehive Encyclopaedia: Journalists

Journalists is a very broad term used to describe professionals who gather, assess, create, review, edit and present news and information to the public. They may work as reporters, editors, correspondents, columnists, or in a number of other roles that involve researching and disseminating information – usually thorugh newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and online platforms. …

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The Beehive Encyclopaedia: The Misinformation Threat

The term ‘misinformation threat’, although often referred to as a singular warning, actually encompasses a wide range of risks to individuals, societies, and even global stability. Here are the 8 most significant threats associated with misinformation: 1. Misinformed Decision Making The main risk behind misinformation is how it influences our actions. Information drives our opinions, …

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