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.
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.
2015 study from the University of Hawaii that looks at how young adults who are known as "millennials" use social media to inform their political opinions.
2015 paper in
Information, Communication & Society reviewing existing research on how social media use influences measures such as voting, protesting and civic engagement.