Ten academic studies were chosen from about 9,000 nominations to win a 2018 Ig Nobel Prize, a parody of the Nobel Prize. The studies featured topics such as smelling flies in wine and using voodoo dolls to deal with abusive bosses.
In this short Q&A, media scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan talks about how Facebook has changed journalism and how reporters can do a better job covering Facebook and its influence.
Researchers have found a link between journalists’ coverage of sexual assault, the prevalence of rape in society and how seriously police take reports when victims come forward.
Massachusetts school policies that ban students from bringing peanuts from home or require classrooms to be “peanut free” have no effect on the number of times school nurses administer epinephrine to kids allergic to peanuts or tree nuts.
This tip sheet, from two journalists who grew up poor and still have strong ties to the working class, is meant to help newsrooms do a better job covering poverty and people with limited resources.
When U.S. newspapers cover school shootings, photos of perpetrators outnumber photos of individual victims by a ratio of 16 to 1, on average, a recent analysis shows.
Contrary to popular belief, U.S. military veterans haven’t always been affiliated with the Republican Party – in fact, older veterans are more likely to be Democrats
Low-wage employers in Washington DC discriminate against applicants with longer commutes and, to a lesser extent, those with stereotypically “black” names, according to a forthcoming study.
A small fraction of people who voted in Texas and Michigan in 2016 lacked a photo ID, but those who did were disproportionately people of color, according to two new working papers.
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Low-income students don’t benefit more from private school than public school, suggests new research from scholars at the University of Virginia.