The Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education Program recognizes faculty for their exceptional contributions to undergraduate education.
Jesmyn Ward, MA Media Studies and Communication 2000, was awarded a 2017 MacArthur fellowship for exceptionally creative people.
Professor James Fishkin argues that the President of France could best realize his plan for a Europe wide dialogue about the future of the EU by using the Deliberative Poll.
Cheryl Phillips discusses how programs can incorporate data as a basic journalism skill that enables reporters, editors, graphic designers and others to do their jobs better.
In a research paper recently published in Big Data & Society, Professor Angèle Christin found a gap between the intended and actual uses of algorithms in the fields of web journalism and criminal justice.
Jeremy Bailenson says “In VR you should do things that you couldn’t do otherwise, but I don’t believe in VR that you should do things you wouldn’t do otherwise.”
Students enrolled in Jennifer Pan’s Communication Research Methods designed small-scale research studies for a local nonprofit organization that offers one-on-one tutoring to children.
“If you go back to the days of the Civil War, one can find cases in American political history where there was far more rancor and violence,” says Shanto Iyengar. “But in the modern era, there are no ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ — partisan animus is at an all-time high.”
Ronald Alexander was best known for his attention to detail and dedication to his students. The professor emeritus of communication had a distinguished career at the National Film Board of Canada before joining the Stanford faculty in 1970.
“Under Threat: The Future of Foreign Correspondence” features NPR Foreign Editor William Dobson, BuzzFeed International News Editor Miriam Elder, and New York Times Foreign Editor Michael Slackman. Moderated by the Communication Department’s Janine Zacharia. Watch the video.
A meeting between James Fishkin and Gombojav Zandanshatar, a member of Mongolia’s parliament, inspired a new law that requires an in-depth method of public opinion polling to take place before an amendment to Mongolia’s constitution can be enacted.
Hamilton’s Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism is the winner for the best book on journalism and mass communication based on original research published in 2016.
Making Media Work: Music, Books and Journalism in the Digital Age
Nancy Baym, Rasmus Nielson, Christine Larson. Moderator: James Hamilton
Apr 20, 2017
René Kizilcec, doctoral candidate in communication, is lead author of a study showing that a simple writing activity increased online course completion rates for those from individualistic, but not collectivist, cultures.
James Fishkin’s Deliberative Polling® technique has been used all over the world, but not until recently in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jon Krosnick says there is a human tendency to lean towards the first name listed on the ballot and that has caused increases on average of about three percentage points for candidates, across lots of races and states and years.
Emma Johanningsmeier has been chosen as the 2017 Daniel Pearl Memorial Journalism Intern. Johanningsmeier is a junior double-majoring in Comparative Literature and Italian. She has studied in Italy and lived in Germany, and previously interned at the Omaha World-Herald in Omaha, Nebraska, her hometown.
Four Communication Department faculty (Janine Zacharia, Jay Hamilton, Ted Glasser and Phil Taubman) discuss press freedom, the emergence of fake news, journalism ethics, media economics and the overall challenges of reporting on the new administration. Watch the video.
The Goldsmith Book Prize is awarded to the academic and trade books that best fulfill the objective of improving democratic governance through an examination of the intersection between the media, politics and public policy.
Pan and colleagues analyzed tens of thousands of posts written by China’s official social-media trolls. Rather than debating critics directly, the Chinese government tries to derail conversation on social media it views as dangerous.
Rene Kizilcec’s paper on “Closing Global Achievement Gaps in MOOCs” has just been published in Science. Members of less-developed countries may suffer from the cognitive burden of wrestling with feeling unwelcome while trying to learn and, therefore, underperform.
Partisan tribalism makes people more inclined to seek out and believe stories that justify their pre-existing partisan biases, whether or not they are true. Shanto Iyengar and former doctoral student Sean Westwood discuss partisan divide.
How the Economics of Journalism Explains 2016’s Information Bubbles. Hamilton sees similarities between some of today’s media outlets and the partisan press of the 1850s.