2015 collection of data visualizations and charts showing changing patterns of news access, web traffic and social media use that can help put recent trends in perspective.
2015 study published in Science showing that Facebook’s News Feed algorithm has a limited effect on the kinds of political posts users view and consume.
2015 and 2011 papers in PNAS that highlight dynamics within crowdsourcing projects and provide notes of caution around factors that can produce weaker or even flawed results.
During the spring 2015 semester a wide range of journalists spoke at the Shorenstein Center on issues such as newsroom diversity, emerging platforms and audience-engagement techniques.
2015 study examining the online public debate on net neutrality in the United States as the FCC was rewriting its regulations from January to November 2014.
2015 paper from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center outlining the challenges for local news organizations and providing data-driven recommendations, both technical and strategic, for optimizing their online presence.
2015 paper in Information, Communication & Society reviewing existing research on how social media use influences measures such as voting, protesting and civic engagement.
2015 report from the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research on how persons age 18 to 34 engage with news and their online habits.
2015 roundup of research relevant to the debate over extremists’ usage of social media channels to deliver propaganda and efforts to deal with threats and incitement online.
2015 review of studies and data relating to the spreading of messages on Twitter, the microblogging platform, indicating some core best practices for inducing people to share information.