Research + News | Topic: News/Current Events

The Murky Facts Of The ‘Deodorant Challenge’ – And Other Viral Teen ‘Crazes’

Dumb and dangerous online teen challenges are repeat visitors to the news cycle. And they bring with them a whole world of factual murkiness. Read the article here.

I Was Sold On Backpage.com: The Story Of Jane Doe

Backpage has been shut down in a collaborative effort between the FBI and other government agencies. However, to give this victory meaning we need to understand how child sex trafficking impacts all of us. Read the article here.

Cutting-Edge Content From Digital Publishers Keeps Millennials Coming Back For More

The growth of digital content, both text and video, has transformed the way people engage with media—whether that’s getting breaking news, watching game highlights, checking out the latest fashion trends or figuring out what’s for dinner. Read the article here.

Have Media Habits Changed Among Millennials And Teens?

Gen Z is shifting away from blogs and publisher sites. Read the research here.

How a San Mateo High School Teacher Is Teaching Teens To Spot Fake News

A recent study found that most teens do not think critically about news stories they read online. Read the article here.

I Used To Be A Human Being: How Technology Almost Killed Me

“An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.”

By Andrew Sullivan for NYMag. Read the entire article here.

Teens Are Getting Almost All Of Their News From Snapchat and Twitter These Days

Teens aren’t watching the news, instead they regularly check different apps to stay up to date on current events. Read the article here.