We spotlight some of the most interesting academic studies published in early 2018, which delve into topics such as fake news, audience analytics, populism, virtual reality and fact-checking.
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 study, published in
Journalism in 2017, examines how journalism branding efforts affect the personal identities of reporters, editors and columnists.
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.
Synthesis of several 2016 research reports on news and social media, highlighting key graphics that show the evolution in this space.
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.