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.
2014 study from Pennsylvania State University published in PLoS One that uses computer-science techniques to estimate the total amount of research knowledge available on the Web.
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.
August-September 2014 review of recent academic studies, covering topics ranging from citizen journalism and transparency to Wikipedia and social media.
2014 study in Public Opinion Quarterly that suggests that political polarization cannot be explained by media diversity and the fragmenting of audiences.
2014 review of studies and reports that provide insights into law enforcement actions and recent patterns in America.
July 2014 review of recent studies relating to online comment threads, media fact-checking on Twitter, social media content flagging and more.