Talk of fake news dominated the 2016 presidential election cycle. New research examines how people fall for such disinformation.
This collection of research offers insights into the impacts of fake news, including fake Twitter images, and how people use the internet to spread rumors and misinformation.
The strength of a university's Facebook community may play a role in building brand loyalty among students.
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.
A 2016 tip sheet offering a step-by-step guide to finding information about people while covering a crime-related story on deadline.
Synthesis of several 2016 research reports on news and social media, highlighting key graphics that show the evolution in this space.
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.
2016 tip sheet explaining several online tools that journalists can use to analyze Web traffic and social media patterns, including patterns related to popular search terms, hashtags and URLs.
2016 talk by Nicco Mele, a digital strategist who is the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, about the future and feasibility of various news business models.
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.