2015 working paper from Harvard University Law School on the expanded corporate use of the First Amendment over time, based on a statistical analysis of 423 cases.
2015 research brief on voter participation in presidential elections from 1972 to 2008, by Jan Leighley of American University and Jonathan Nagler of New York University, and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2015 paper in Information, Communication & Society reviewing existing research on how social media use influences measures such as voting, protesting and civic engagement.
March 2015 report from the Pew Research Center examining the news ecosystems across three cities — Denver, Colo.; Macon, Ga.; and Sioux City, Iowa.
2014 research brief on how local and national media coverage of local health issues shifts over time, by Erika Franklin Fowler, Wesleyan University, and Sarah Elizabeth Gollust, University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
2015 study from Stanford University and the Harvard Kennedy School comparing the ideological positions of judges across different tiers of the judiciary between judges and lawyers.
2015 Georgetown study in the International Journal of Press/Politics that explores journalists’ attitudes about the level of civility in political discourse as reflected in their published work.
2015 research brief on the interplay of gender and elections in the United States, by Kelly Dittmar of Rutgers University-Camden and the Scholars Strategy Network.
In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, we review research on the nature of social movements, “waves” of protests and activism cycles, as well as police response.
2014 study in Public Understanding of Science that explores how ostensibly “scientific” graphical elements in a medication ad can increase consumers’ belief in its effectiveness.