Last updated: April 15, 2015
2015 study from Harvard showing how removing a large racial minority population from proximity with a nearby white group can produce different voting patterns and outcomes.
Last updated: March 26, 2015
2015 research brief on voter participation in presidential elections from 1972 to 2008, by Jan Leighley of American University and Jonathan Nagler of New York University, and the Scholars Strategy Network.
Last updated: March 5, 2015
March 2015 report from the Pew Research Center examining the news ecosystems across three cities — Denver, Colo.; Macon, Ga.; and Sioux City, Iowa.
Last updated: March 4, 2015
2014 research brief on how local and national media coverage of local health issues shifts over time, by Erika Franklin Fowler, Wesleyan University, and Sarah Elizabeth Gollust, University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Last updated: January 30, 2015
2015 Georgetown study in the International Journal of Press/Politics that explores journalists’ attitudes about the level of civility in political discourse as reflected in their published work.
Last updated: January 20, 2015
2015 research brief on the interplay of gender and elections in the United States, by Kelly Dittmar of Rutgers University-Camden and the Scholars Strategy Network.
Last updated: December 12, 2014
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.