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.
Privacy engineer Dipayan Ghosh offers tips to help journalists improve their coverage of data security and privacy issues, including the GDPR.
Journalists rely on three types of research papers most often in their work: White papers, working papers and peer-reviewed journal articles. We explain each, pointing out its strengths and weaknesses.
We spotlight some of the most interesting academic studies published in early 2018, which delve into topics such as fake news, audience analytics, populism, virtual reality and fact-checking.
Local TV news focuses more on national politics and slants more to the right at present than in recent years, new research finds.
New research contradicts claims media organizations and political commentators have made about unusually high levels of political involvement among the public in 2016.
A new online course from First Draft -- our partner across the hall at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center -- helps journalists use free tools to track down, source and verify information they find online.
Few mayors run for higher office. And female mayors are even less likely to view positions such as governor and U.S. senator as appealing.
A new paper offers journalists research-based guidance on how to cover populist movements and leaders. It also offers insights into the communication strategies of populist leaders.