2015 selection of research that helps define, understand and analyze the sharing economy, those who participate in it and its economic impact.
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 roundup of research that looks at the media's coverage of suicide and mental illness in different countries and how news stories influence suicide-related trends.
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 study from scholars at The University of Utah and Temple University that examines how journalism branding efforts affect the personal identities of journalists.
In this 2015 study, researchers describe a "search engine manipulation effect" and determine what populations are most vulnerable to being influenced with regards to voting decisions.
Highlights of the fall 2015 event series at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, including Peter Hamby of Snapchat and Nikole Hannah-Jones of
The New York Times Magazine.
2015 study in the
Journal of Adolescent Research that analyzes online comment threads from adolescents to better understand how they advise one another about online bullying.
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 meta-analysis published in the
American Journal of Epidemiology that explores the link between television viewing time and mortality.
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 study published in
Electronic News that explores how consumers view the economic nature of news and consumers’ willingness to pay for multi-platform news products.
2015 and 2011 papers in PNAS that highlight dynamics within crowdsourcing projects and provide notes of caution around factors that can produce weaker or even flawed results.