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.
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.
McClatchy Hall, Rm. 324
Harari studies personality expression, behavior change, and digital media use in daily life.
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.”