We spotlight six of the most interesting studies of the second quarter of 2018. They examine topics such as native videos, Twitter echo chambers and anecdotes in data journalism.
Deaths resulting from injuries – both violent and unintentional – are on the rise in the U.S.
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A new study suggests serious sports fans are likely to show strong support for the military. The finding may help explain why some Americans react negatively to athletes kneeling during the national anthem.
Claire Wardle, a research fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center, created a glossary so everyone has a shared vocabulary to discuss "fake news" and the spread of bad information online.
In an article that originally appeared in
Harvard Business Review, we explain what scholars know to date about the reach and impact of bad online information and what works to prevent and stop it.
Tammy Patrick, once a federal compliance officer for the Maricopa County Elections Department in Arizona, offers eight tips to help journalists improve their coverage of U.S. elections.
Door-to-door canvassing campaigns actually work to persuade voters and sway national election outcomes – even when they don’t encourage more people to show up to the polls.
New research suggests the U.S. Supreme Court lost public support in recent decades partly because TV news coverage has tended to frame its decisions as political or insincere.
Studies show that areas with fewer local news outlets have lower levels of civic engagement, voter turnout and political accountability.
Our new tip sheet outlines 11 questions journalists should ask to help them decide how to frame the findings of a public opinion poll — or cover them at all.