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.
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.
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.
2014 paper from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center synthesizing a wide variety of industry data, surveys and academic literature to look at fundamental shifts in the media ecosystem.
2014 article from the University of Copenhagen on how, when public space meets common knowledge, power can shift from established authority to the people
August-September 2014 review of recent academic studies, covering topics ranging from citizen journalism and transparency to Wikipedia and social media.
July 2014 review of recent studies relating to online comment threads, media fact-checking on Twitter, social media content flagging and more.