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.
Prof. Shanto Iyengar and Graduate School of Business Prof. Neil Malhotra discuss affective polarization. Interparty animus is clearly manifest in real-world behaviors — and the pervasiveness of these effects is astonishing.
A diverse group of journalism innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders from around the world will make up the 2018-2019 class of John S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellows.
Lying about availability is a common deception mobile app daters tell their potential partners, according to a new paper by Prof. Jeff Hancock and David Markowitz
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).
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.
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.
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.