Reading research on how the news media portray Latinos can help journalists improve their coverage. Here are five studies to know about.
Harvard professor Thomas E. Patterson explains why journalists must help the public understand why U.S. voting rights are less than absolute.
"If states were to greatly expand their mail-balloting option, risks will remain, though the risks do not include some of the possibilities that have attracted substantial news coverage," writes Thomas E. Patterson.
To help journalists report on Medicaid, we’ve summarized a few studies that can inform reporters about key debates happening about this program.
As in their coverage of the 1948 presidential election, journalists still tend to build their narratives and candidate images around poll results.
"Election Beat 2020" is a new series of columns authored by Thomas E. Patterson at Harvard Kennedy School. In his inaugural piece, he discusses the problem of "meta-narratives."
When journalists embed President Donald Trump’s tweets into news stories, they could unknowingly help him gain voter support, a new paper finds.
Reparations have been a topic of national discussion since the end of the Civil War. These seven studies can help inform the debate moving forward.
Florida State University researcher Joshua I. Newman offers guidance to help journalists better understand and report on the link between NASCAR and U.S. politics.
A longtime health care journalist offers tips for reporting on “surprise billing," in which people face unexpected medical expenses despite having private insurance coverage.