2014 study in The Review of Economic Studies showing how job incentives and specifications can discourage women to apply for jobs.
2014 paper from Harvard and Brown showing how richer teacher-to-parent messages can improve student outcomes, including increased liklihood of earning course credits and decreased dropout rates.
November 2014 review of recent studies relevant to digital, social and news media, with a focus on advertising and online journalistic practices.
What if gatekeepers of the broadband pipes could provide preferential treatment to customers? A 2013 research roundup sheds light on the net-neutrality policy and legal debates.
2014 study in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface that examines the relationship between the location and timing of disease outbreaks and the characteristics of outbreak sites.
2014 research brief on what distinguishes lawmakers who are the most effective, by Craig Volden of the University of Virginia amd Alan E. Wiseman pf Vanderbilt. and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 research brief on the rise of inflammatory political speech, by Jeffrey M. Berry and Sarah Sobieraj of Tufts University and the Scholars Strategy Network.
Thomas Patterson of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center explores why misinformation is on the rise and what can be done about it. Part of the foundation series of essays for the launch of the U.S. edition of The Conversation website.
2014 from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center synthesizing a wider variety of industry data, surveys and academic literature in order to look at fundamental shifts in the media ecosystem.
Fall 2014 highlights from talks by journalists and media thinkers, including Charles M. Blow, Miriam Elder, Hendrik Hertzberg, Robin Sproul, Amy Walter and Charles Lewis.