In this piece we wrote for Nieman Lab, we spotlight five studies on topics such as how Twitter affects journalists' news judgment and how often we remember where we read a news story.
After local newspapers close, political polarization among voters increases, according to new research in the Journal of Communication.
There’s a clear link between the accounts journalists follow on Twitter and the partisanship of their work, finds a new study from researchers at Northeastern University and the University at Buffalo.
Journalists were much more likely to rely on academic experts when their coverage of midterm congressional elections focused on political strategy than when it focused on policy issues, according to a new study.
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To help journalists understand margin of error and how to correctly interpret data from surveys and polls, we’ve put together a list of seven tips, including clarifying examples.
People with chronic illnesses, mental health concerns, disabilities and the seasonal flu are less likely to vote.
Racial attitudes were the primary reason white Southerners abandoned the Democratic Party after party leaders began to advocate for civil rights legislation during the last half of the 20th century, a new study finds.
Washington Post reporter Eugene Scott talks about the role of identity politics in the upcoming midterm elections and what he thinks journalists can do to improve their coverage.
A survey of 1,300 adults living in rural America finds they are preoccupied by economic issues and the ongoing opioid epidemic.
We teamed up with two reporters who know a lot about firearms to create a tip sheet that briefs journalists on basic terminology and warns them about some of the pitfalls of covering gun issues.