A primer on the tech issues behind the cyberattacks that have roiled the 2016 presidential campaign.
2015 study from the University of Hawaii that looks at how young adults who are known as "millennials" use social media to inform their political opinions.
2015 research brief from the Scholars Strategy Network that looks at online political activism and whether the Internet encourages certain groups of people to become more engaged in political activities.
2015 paper in
Information, Communication & Society reviewing existing research on how social media use influences measures such as voting, protesting and civic engagement.
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.
March 2015 report from the Pew Research Center examining the news ecosystems across three cities -- Denver, Colo.; Macon, Ga.; and Sioux City, Iowa.
In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, we review research on the nature of social movements, "waves" of protests and activism cycles, as well as police response.
2014 article from the University of Copenhagen on how, when public space meets common knowledge, power can shift from established authority to the people
2014 research brief on how government can better engage citizens through the use of social media, by Steven Michael Polunsky, Texas A&M University and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 study from Portland State University published in
Political Communication on how the loss of newspapers in two U.S. cities diminished civic life.