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.
Vincent Price, provost of the University of Pennsylvania since 2009, has been elected Duke University’s tenth president, announced David Rubenstein, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, on Friday.
To foster a collective discussion on these and related issues, we invite all members of the Stanford community to join us for a brief panel presentation by Communication faculty members and an open discussion thereafter. Friday, Nov 18 at noon in the Mendenhall Room.
It’s hard to comprehend the concept of oceans getting more acidic. Unless you become the coral. Jeremy Bailenson has found that VR can have considerably more impact than simply knowing that damage is being done to the natural world.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are seen as equally trustworthy by the public, and yet Trump makes false statements almost four times as often than Clinton. How is this possible? Jeff Hancock explains.
While trust in politicians and institutions may be at an all-time low, we trust one another more than ever. In a Wide Angle video, Jeff Hancock, Stanford professor of communication, suggests that this trust will help us rebuild it more broadly.
An ever-growing number of issues in media and law require deep expertise in both areas. For that reason, the Stanford Law School and the Department of Communication have joined together to create a program in which students can earn both a JD fromt the Law School and a Ph.D. in Communication.
Is American politics dysfunctional or does it just look that way? What happens when aggressive hyper-partisanship collides with a political system that can only work co-operatively? Simon Jackman moderates this Sydney Opera House event.
In this video, Bailenson discusses how VHIL is seeking to better understand the impact that virtual reality has on human behavior and change the way people think about areas such as education, empathy and the environment.
CBS News visits the Virtual Human Interaction Lab. Jeremy Bailenson’s research shows that virtual reality causes more behavior change, engagement and influence than other types of traditional media.
After 15 years with the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships, managing director ascends to new leadership role.
Stanford Magazine features Jeremy Bailenson’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab. VHIL studies the consequences of a world where anything can happen at the touch of a button and feel like it’s actually happening.
Data-Driven Democracy: Technology, Data and the 2016 Election
Dan Kreiss, Jesse Baldwin-Philippi, Carol Davidsen. Moderator: James Hamilton
Mar 31, 2016
Science Friday interviews Shanto Iyengar about the Political Communication Lab study showing that the biggest social divide might not be race or religion, but political affiliation. Iyengar discusses how politics is shaping personal identities and social relationships.
Liautaud is a senior majoring in History with a minor in Middle Eastern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She is fluent in French and has spent all four years at Stanford studying Arabic. She interned at Bloomberg News her sophomore and junior summers, and is writing an honors thesis on military cultural sensitivity training and American counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.
James Fishkin believes that we can make democracy function if we just get the facts into voters’ hands.
Shaping Your Speech: Media Reform, Past and Present
Mignon Clyburn, Victor Pickard & Morgan Weiland. Ted Glasser and Christine Larson moderate.
April 1, 2015
Stanford Journalism Program master’s co-term student Austin Meyer has been named as the winner of Nicholas Kristof’s annual win-a-trip contest.
The Stanford Journalism Program co-hosted a conference that brought together data journalists and car technologists o discuss the future of transportation data.
Najarro is a senior majoring in Communication. She will work in the Mexico City bureau of The Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2015.
It’s Even Worse Than It Looks
Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein, Benjamin Ginsberg, Jane Schacter
May 22, 2014
Shanto Iyengar, Chandler Professor of Communication and Professor of Political Science and James Fishkin, Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication and Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Iyengar and Fishkin join Professor Jon Krosnick who was elected in 2009.
Media Work: News, Networks and Power in the Digital Economy
Gina Neff, C. W. Anderson and Christine Larson and James T. Hamilton
April 10, 2014
In an essay he wrote as part of the application process, Ngai described Pearl’s ability to share with Journal readers a humanistic awareness of “the world’s arbitrary generosity and cruelty.”
More Voices, More Choices?: Inclusion and Influence in the Post-Mass Media World
Catherine Squires, Katie Orenstein and Ivan Sigal
April 17, 2013
In an essay written as part of the application process, Gold noted that by reporting on broad social and political issues through the lens of ordinary people, “Daniel Pearl was able to unmask the diverse faces affected by … larger issues, and at the same time, exposed the common humanity in his sources.”
The 2012 Elections: Why Obama Won and the Implications for Governance
Dan Balz, Matthew Kaminski, David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Shanto Iyengar
November 26, 2012