Year-end 2014 column featuring a dozen powerful studies on diverse topics across news, social and digital media areas.
2014 study in Political Analysis proposing a new method for ranking countries on transparency issues based on willingness to report internal data to outside institutions.
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.
With the continued funding of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education, John Wihbey of Journalist’s Resource reflects on the initiative in the context of wider media trends.
Highlights of the 2014 event series at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, including David Carr of the New York Times, Julia Angwin of ProPublica and Deborah Amos of NPR.
A 2014 paper from the Harvard Kennedy School on the impact of Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines, a key media outlet for the Tutsi-led government, on violence and killings of the Tutsi minority.
2014 research on how lessons from past conflicts can help us better understand current events, by Ashley M. Howard, Loyola University New Orleans and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 review of studies and reports that provide insights into law enforcement actions and recent patterns in America.
November 2014 review of recent studies relevant to digital, social and news media, with a focus on advertising and online journalistic practices.
Ten linking “best practices,” with an emphasis on stability and transparency. The goal is to reduce the chance that links will go bad, minimize the work going forward and maximize the utility for users.