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Research + News | Topic: News/Current Events
Dec 16, 2019
The Dark Psychology Of Social Networks
Why it feels like everything is going haywire. Read the article here.
Dec 16, 2019
Google Wants To Finish Your Sentences. That’s A Problem.
Google recently announced it will bring its Smart Compose feature from Gmail over to Google Docs. What will that mean for language? Read the article here.
Jun 17, 2019
Activist Campaigns Have Unforeseen Negative Impact On Teens
New research suggests such campaigns can harm vulnerable populations in ways not yet fully understood. Read the article here.
May 10, 2018
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.
Apr 25, 2018
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.
Jan 19, 2018
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.
Jun 19, 2017
Have Media Habits Changed Among Millennials And Teens?
Gen Z is shifting away from blogs and publisher sites. Read the research here.
Feb 8, 2017
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.
Sep 20, 2016
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.
Jun 23, 2016
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.