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 research brief from the Scholars Strategy Network that looks at online political activism and whether the Internet encourages certain groups of people to become more engaged in political activities.
2015 paper in
Information, Communication & Society reviewing existing research on how social media use influences measures such as voting, protesting and civic engagement.
2015 collection of data visualizations and charts showing changing patterns of news access, web traffic and social media use that can help put recent trends in perspective.
2015 review of studies and papers on issues relating to gender and online sexual harassment, as well as hate speech and threats targeting women and girls.
2015 review of recent research on how influential recommendations from friends on social networks can be in terms of trusting news outlets and guiding future information-seeking choices.
2015 summary of findings from the Reuters Institute's latest report on the state of digital news across a dozen countries. Further research context is also provided.
2015 study published in
Science showing that Facebook's News Feed algorithm has a limited effect on the kinds of political posts users view and consume.
During the spring 2015 semester a wide range of journalists spoke at the Shorenstein Center on issues such as newsroom diversity, emerging platforms and audience-engagement techniques.