In New York City, travel time and cost more strongly predict social media connectedness than geographical distance, according to a recent working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
New research forthcoming in Computers in Human Behavior offers insights into how Russia's elections-interference operation played out on Twitter.
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.
“If it's not Gab, it's going to be another platform... the sentiment and the ideas fostered by these communities are not going to be fazed by technology.”
We spotlight six of the most interesting studies of the second quarter of 2018. They examine topics such as native videos, Twitter echo chambers and anecdotes in data journalism.
Research on consumer attitudes toward digital privacy and the practices of tech companies that shape data collection and use policies.
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.
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.
We spotlight 10 of the most compelling academic studies published in 2017, which delve into meaty topics such as venture-backed startups, artificial intelligence and the spread of 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.