Prof. Jon Krosnick says “you need to emphasize individual risk” as one tactic, adding that people must be convinced that they could actually die or become severely ill from the virus.
Prof. Jennifer Pan and colleagues have shown that discrimination against Chinese students in the U.S. may be making them more supportive of the nationalism and authoritarian rule practiced by the regime in Beijing.
Cheryl Phillips’ Big Local News team have been collecting, processing and releasing data sets that journalists can use in their coverage of the pandemic.
An interdisciplinary team from the Dept. of Communication and the Dept. of Epidemiology reveals reasons why people failed to comply to social distancing guidelines.
In this WSJ article, Prof. Jeremy Bailenson discusses why many of us are getting mentally exhausted from videoconferencing—whether for a work meeting, an online dance class, or a virtual happy hour.
Janine Zacharia and colleague Andrew Grotto discuss strategies for reporters and editors to write about disinformation, leaked material and propaganda in a responsible and timely way.
Check health-related information about the coronavirus from established news sources rather than from shared stories in social media, advises Prof. Jeff Hancock.
In TIME and The Atlantic articles, Prof. Jeff Hancock discusses the impact of social media during the crisis and the benefits of virtual meals with friends.
In a complex news environment, Communication professors urge voters to be careful consumers of political information and to think hard about where information comes from and how it reaches them.
The 2020 Rebele Symposium – held the day after Super Tuesday – focuses on swing-state coverage of the presidential election and features reporters from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida. Watch the video.
A Conversation about the New York Times 1619 Project. Featuring New York Times correspondent Nikole Hannah-Jones and writer Kiese Laymon. Moderated by JSK managing director Michael Bolden. Watch the video.
Prof. Byron Reeves and colleagues say that we need to move beyond measures of screen time, and record and analyze everything people see and do on their devices.
Prof. Gabriella Harari finds that it’s personality that influences how people use their digital devices; technology is just a medium to channel our everyday behavior.
“Our data suggest that Google’s search algorithm is not biased along political lines, but instead emphasizes authoritative sources,” said Prof. Jeff Hancock.
Research by Prof. Jon Krosnick and colleagues shows how uncertainty in scientific predictions can help and harm credibility.
Prof. James Fishkin and colleagues brought american voters together for a nonpartisan discussion about the major issues of the 2020 presidential election.
Artificial intelligence is remaking the news. Those who control it are reshaping society. Communication scholars and JSK journalists weigh in on the issue.
Prof. Byron Reeves and colleagues say the phrase can’t remotely capture our ever-shifting digital experience. Say hello to the “screenome.”
Virtual Human Interaction Lab researchers found that after people had an experience in augmented reality (AR) – simulated by wearing goggles that layer computer-generated content onto real-world environments – their interactions in their physical world changed as well, even with the AR device removed.
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences nurtures interdisciplinary research and exploration of pressing societal questions and problems.
Health news from NPR. Prof. Jeff Hancock’s research suggests we can pick up on — and mirror — the emotions we encounter in our social media feeds.
The “Green New Deal” being pushed by House Democrats is quickly becoming a litmus test for 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates. Prof. Jon Krosnick discusses the issue.
Hamilton looks at how presidents – past and present – have navigated relationships with the White House press corps.
A conversation with Bob Woodward. Woodward discusses his reporting from Nixon to Trump and the challenges confronting the press, the presidency, and American democracy. Watch the video.
Virtual Human Interaction Lab researchers found that people who underwent a virtual reality experience, called “Becoming Homeless,” were more empathetic toward the homeless and more likely to sign a petition in support of affordable housing than other study participants.
The first project the Stanford Journalism and Democracy Initiative is initiating is “Big Local News,” an effort to help local newsrooms with the data collection and analysis needed for investigative reporting.
Prof. Fred Turner has been studying the role of art and countercultural movements – including the communal, participatory lifestyle celebrated at the annual Burning Man festival – that have had far-reaching influence in the workplace of tech firms.
Prof. James Fishkin’s Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal discusses how representative panels of the populace have helped choose energy policy in Texas, constitutional amendments in Mongolia, and other issues in 28 countries.
A survey by Prof. Jon Krosnick shows Americans overwhelmingly want a reduction in global warming and support renewable energy development.
What would it be like to live in the body of someone else? In this video Prof. Jeremy Bailenson describes how virtual reality experiences can increase empathy for others.
What kind of journalism do we need, and what are the ramifications of journalism not fulfilling this need? Eight scholars from six countries came together to discuss this question by addressing the intensifying connections between journalism, justice, and digital technologies.