As virtual reality rapidly expands into American households, it is critical that parents and educators be informed about its potential effect on kids.
Prof. Byron Reeves developed a way to accurately track our digital lives. How do those two-to-three hours a day spent on the phone break down?
With real-time web analytics, journalists and editors now know more about traffic to their stories than ever before. But it doesn’t always result in the best stories. Prof. Christin explored the influence of these metrics in an American and a French newsroom.
Prof. Jeremy Bailenson discusses the growing body of scientific evidence showing that creating empathy in virtual reality is more successful if the headset wearer moves around.
University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication Q & A with Prof. James T. Hamilton. Topics range from the future of computational journalism and the benefits of investigative reporting. Watch the video.
“Virtual Reality, Real Implications: How VR will shape people, business, and government” features Courtney Cogburn (Columbia University), Tom Wheeler (former head of the FCC), and Philip Rosedale (High Fidelity). Watch the video.
In “The Strengthening of Partisan Affect”, Professor Shanto Iyengar and colleague show that building strength of partisan antipathy — “negative partisanship” — has radically altered politics. Anger has become the primary tool for motivating voters.
People believe that elected officials are not paying enough attention to the general public. This finding emerged from a study led by Professor Jon Krosnick about how Americans think legislators should and do decide to vote.
Probabilistic forecasts can give potential voters the impression that one candidate will win more decisively and may even lower the likelihood that they vote, according to a new study by Sean Westwood of Dartmouth, Yphtach Lelkes of the University of Pennsylvania and Solomon Messing of Pew Research Center.
Professor James Fishkin discusses how an old idea from ancient Athens — selecting random citizens to deliberate — is making a difference around the world from bringing wind power to Texas to reforming the Mongolian constitution.
Book gives and in-depth look at virtual reality and how it can be harnessed to improve our everyday lives.
Kiley Roache has been chosen as the 2018 Daniel Pearl Memorial Journalism Intern. Roache is a senior majoring in Political Science. She has previously interned at the San Francisco Chronicle and was part of the Chicago Tribune’s teen publication The Mash
Social Media Lab researchers contend that you’re not necessarily addicted if you need to be with your phone all the time. The mere presence of your phone is a more pleasant and productive experience than the complete absence of that beloved device.
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.
The Oct 20th symposium will bring together academics and journalists to discuss topics relating to America’s workforce. Panels will examine the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley hiring, the plight of immigrant laborers, the human fallout of the gig economy, and the role of data in labor market discrimination. Sponsored by: Department of Communication and the Center for Investigative Journalism.
Senior Research Scholar
McClatchy Hall, Rm. 444
Katz is coordinating an interdisciplinary group of scholars who are examining the cultural norms and values of those born during and after the mid-1990s.
The Oct 23th event is sponsored by the Department of Communication, Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Department of Art & Art History.