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 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 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.
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.
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 paper in Information, Communication & Society reviewing existing research on how social media use influences measures such as voting, protesting and civic engagement.
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.
A 2015 review of studies and data relating to the spreading of messages on Twitter reveals some core best practices for encouraging the sharing information.
Year-end 2014 column featuring a dozen powerful studies on diverse topics across news, social and digital media areas.
November 2014 review of recent studies relevant to digital, social and news media, with a focus on advertising and online journalistic practices.