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Journalistic Practice, Media Business, News Business & Practice, Papers, Politics & Government, Publications, Technology,
The science of fake news
March 8, 2018
With more Americans turning to social media as a primary source for news and information, the dangers posed by so-called ‘fake news’ are growing more significant....
Campaigns, Elections & Parties, Papers, Politics & Government, Publications, Technology,
“Alt-Lite” Bloggers and the Conservative Ecosystem
February 20, 2018
Introduction This research paper examines the important role that “alt-lite” bloggers play in promoting, amplifying, and fortifying Donald Trump’s anti-establishment...
Journalistic Practice, Media Business, News Business & Practice, Papers, Politics & Government, Publications, Technology,
#DigitalDeceit: The Technologies Behind Precision Propaganda on the Internet
January 23, 2018
Over the past year, there has been rising pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter to account for how bad actors are exploiting their platforms. The catalyst...
Campaigns, Elections & Parties, Journalistic Practice, News Business & Practice, Papers, Politics & Government, Publications,
Political Journalism in a Populist Age
December 11, 2017
A new paper by Claes H. de Vreese, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2017) and Professor and Chair of Political Communication at the University of Amsterdam,...
Journalistic Practice, Media Business, News Business & Practice, Papers, Policy & Issues, Politics & Government, Publications,
Report on Network Sunday Morning Talk Show Content and Ratings, Comparing 1983, 1999, and 2015
September 6, 2017
Executive Summary We studied the content and Nielsen ratings for interviews on the three network Sunday morning talk shows—Meet the Press (henceforth MTP),...
News Business & Practice, Papers, Politics & Government, Publications, Technology,
Exploring the Role of Algorithms in Online Harmful Speech
August 10, 2017
Reflections from a recent workshop hosted by the Berkman Klein Center in collaboration with the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy...
Environment, Health & Science, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications, Race & Gender,
Environmental Justice? Unjust Coverage of the Flint Water Crisis
July 11, 2017
A new paper by Derrick Z. Jackson, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2016), Boston Globe essayist, and a climate and energy writer for the Union of Concerned...
Papers, Politics & Government, Publications, Technology,
Black Pigeon Speaks: The Anatomy of the Worldview of an Alt-Right YouTuber
June 28, 2017
Disclaimer: This paper contains offensive content. “Alt-right” views quoted in this paper are not endorsed by the Shorenstein Center. A new paper by Zack...
International Affairs, Journalistic Practice, News Business & Practice, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications,
Snake and Stranger: Media Coverage of Muslims and Refugee Policy
June 22, 2017
Photo: Dulles International Airport travel ban protest, Geoff Livingston. A new paper by Meighan Stone, Entrepreneurship Fellow (spring 2017) and former...
International Affairs, Papers, Policy & Issues, Publications, Race & Gender, War, Defense & Security,
How Women Journalists Are Silenced in a Man's World: The Double-Edged Sword of Reporting from Muslim Countries
June 19, 2017
Photo: Shifa Gardi, a journalist for an Iraqi Kurdish television station, was killed by a roadside bomb while reporting.  A new paper by Yeganeh Rezaian,...