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.
2015 paper in Information, Communication & Society reviewing existing research on how social media use influences measures such as voting, protesting and civic engagement.
2015 study from the Weinstock Center for Journalism at Lehigh University that examines audiences’ perceptions of journalists who use social media to interact with the public.
2015 study published in New Media & Society that examines how posting a “mood meter” online alongside human-interest news articles affects readers’ reaction to the stories and likelihood of sharing them.
2015 study in the Newspaper Research Journal that suggests that audiences prefer longer, high-quality news videos to any other type, including short, high-quality videos.
2015 study from Stanford, Cornell and others on patterns of global social networks and how underlying data reveal distinct civilizations, despite borderless portrayals of cyberspace.
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 review of recent research on how influential recommendations from friends on social networks can be in terms of trusting news outlets and guiding future information-seeking choices.
2015 paper from the University of Maryland highlighting the emerging field of reporting on algorithms and laying out definitions, strategies and key issues for reporters.
2015 summary of findings from the Reuters Institute’s latest report on the state of digital news across a dozen countries. Further research context is also provided.