How to research nonprofit organizations, with examples of investigations and instructions on finding and reading 990 tax filings.
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 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.
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 published in
New Media & Society that examines how posting a “mood meter” online alongside human-interest news articles affects readers' reaction to the stories and likelihood of sharing them.
2015 study in the
Newspaper Research Journal that suggests that audiences prefer longer, high-quality news videos to any other type, including short, high-quality videos.
2015 roundup of research relevant to the rise of sponsored content and native advertising in the news business, with a special focus on ethical dimensions.
2015 paper from Harvard's Shorenstein Center exploreing the increasing need for, and impact of, global collaborations among news outlets to investigate complex stories.
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.
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.
2015 report from American University on risks for documentary filmmakers relating to personal safety, lawsuits and legal troubles, insurance and more.
2015 paper from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center outlining the challenges for local news organizations and providing data-driven recommendations, both technical and strategic, for optimizing their online presence.
2015 report from the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research on how persons age 18 to 34 engage with news and their online habits.
2015 roundup of useful materials and tip sheets that can help journalists improve their mathematical reasoning skills and reduce errors across a range of subjects.