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Reinventing local TV news and video storytelling: kicking off a new Northeastern research project

Shrinking audiences, sensational stories that don’t impact viewers, and more of the same old formula, repeated over and over again. In the coming years, it’s all a recipe for potential decline for the hundreds of local TV news stations that broadcast to communities across the country. Newspapers have already seen the profound effects of digital disruption, and although TV news stations still turn a profit in many markets, those...

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What’s New in Digital and Social Media Research: The realities of citizen journalism, and new possibilities for transparency

Editor’s note: There’s a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media — but who has time to sift through all those journals and papers? Our friends at Journalist’s Resource, that’s who. JR is a project of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and they spend their time examining the new academic literature in media, social science, and other fields,...

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What’s New in Digital Scholarship: Gendered sourcing on Twitter and the allure of following the crowd

Editor’s note: There’s a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media — but who has time to sift through all those journals and papers? Our friends at Journalist’s Resource, that’s who. JR is a project of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and they spend their time examining the new academic literature in media, social science, and other fields,...