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Conservatives who are familiar with politics and have little trust in institutions are more likely than liberals to endorse conspiracy theories, argues a recent study.
PLoS ONE study indicates that people who consume more information on mobile phones have less trust in neighbors, strangers and people of other religions.
2016 study in
Computers in Human Behavior suggests that regardless of whether they read news posts, people feel informed when they glance at a busy Facebook feed.
Synthesis of several 2016 research reports on news and social media, highlighting key graphics that show the evolution in this space.
2016 roundup of research focusing on the role of party nominating conventions in the presidential election cycle.
2015 study published in
Media Psychology that examines media multitasking and the conditions under which people are likely to use more than one media platform at a time.
Semester-long course that offers aspiring journalists a strong foundation in ethical decision-making, with a focus on the challenges created by digital technology, social media and evolving newsgathering practices.
Highlights of the fall 2015 event series at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, including Peter Hamby of Snapchat and Nikole Hannah-Jones of
The New York Times Magazine.
2015 study in the
Journal of Adolescent Research that analyzes online comment threads from adolescents to better understand how they advise one another about online bullying.
2015 year-end compilation of the best research in digital news and social media according to a range of scholars, digital gurus and journalists. Item first was published at Nieman Lab.