Eric Rimm reflects on his viral comments about French fries, offering pointers for how to cover research that’s getting a lot of media attention.
The 10 research roundups our readers visited most often in 2018 focus on topics ranging from fake news and school uniforms to the Supreme Court and Olympic games.
A new study serves as an example for all journalists who swoop in and out of academic papers without much care.
Most news stories that discussed suicide and the holiday season last winter perpetuated the myth that suicides rise during the holidays, finds a University of Pennsylvania analysis.
“The big takeaway is that it’s actually good to speak up in defense of the profession,” said lead author Ray Pingree.
Harvard Business School professor Eugene Soltes, whose research focuses on corporate misconduct and fraud, offers tips on interviewing white-collar criminals such as Bernie Madoff from behind bars.
To help guide newsrooms in conversations about how they can improve coverage of mass shootings, we’ve gathered research that examines news coverage from several angles, including how journalists portray shooters of different races.
Among the main takeaways: Journalists would like academics to understand their tight deadlines. And academics would like journalists to take a statistics class.
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.