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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Media Portrayal of Public Shooters Can Perpetuate Stereotypes

Apr. 26, 2017 — Media portrayals of public shooters vary based on the race of the shooter, regardless of the circumstances of the shooting, new research ... read more

The Fast and the Crashed: Collisions Five Times More Likely for Street Racers

Apr. 25, 2017 — Ontarians who have street-raced at least once in the past year are five times more likely than other drivers to have crashed their vehicle at some point during those 12 months. This is the first ... read more

Gunshot Injuries Occur Primarily in Miami-Dade's Poor, Black Neighborhoods

Apr. 19, 2017 — Gunshot wound injuries in Miami-Dade County are clustered in predominantly poor, black neighborhoods, according to a new ... read more

Can Robots Write Meaningful News?

Mar. 27, 2017 — Robots and computers are replacing people everywhere; doctors, pilots, even journalists. Is this leading to a dystopian society, or could it be something ... read more

People Who Watch Entertainment TV Are More Likely to Vote for Populist Politicians

Mar. 27, 2017 — People exposed to entertainment television are more likely to vote for populist politicians according to a new study. The researchers investigated the political impact of entertainment television in ... read more

Unforeseen Impacts of the Fair Trade Movement

Mar. 20, 2017 — Fair trade certified coffee is the kind of phrase that sounds good on a Whole Foods shelf, merging first world affluence with third world resource. For the average consumer, it implies fairness in ... read more

Trauma Surgeons Show 'Profound' Racial Disparity in Philadelphia Gun Violence

Mar. 8, 2017 — Researchers argue for more research on firearm injury, including the establishment of a national database on incidents of gun violence. The authors point to recent research showing that in ... read more

Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others: New Study Shows Some Animal Welfare Issues Get More Media

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers have published the first review of how wild animal welfare is reported in the UK media. The research suggests that an animal welfare issue is more likely to attract media coverage if it ... read more

Media Research: For Readers, Print Has Priority

Feb. 8, 2017 — Readers of newspapers prefer ... paper. In relation to the time they devote to their favorite papers, the digital editions play only a marginal role, according to a recent study of British ... read more

Who Needs a Flu Shot? Not Me

Feb. 8, 2017 — What impact do public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a communication researcher, probably not. And it's not because we think ... read more

Restrictions to Clothing and Freedom Clash

Feb. 7, 2017 — When governments tell their citizens what they can and cannot wear, they are sending a signal about their own lack of confidence, outlines a new ... read more

Psychology Explains How to Win an Oscar

Feb. 5, 2017 — If you want to win an Oscar it is best to be an American actor in a film that portrays American ... read more

Where Are the EU Twitter Communities?

Feb. 1, 2017 — Governments and politicians have attempted to exploit social media for their own ends. However, a study now reveals that governmental Twitter accounts across the European Union have almost totally ... read more

Intimate Partner Violence Among Youth Linked to Suicide, Weapons and Drug Use

Jan. 31, 2017 — Adolescents who are violent toward their romantic partners are also more likely to think about or attempt suicide, carry a weapon, threaten others with a weapon and use drugs or alcohol than peers in ... read more

Shootings in US Schools are Linked to Increased Unemployment

Jan. 30, 2017 — Economic insecurity is related to the rate of gun violence at K-12 and postsecondary schools in the United States, new research has found. When it becomes more difficult for people coming out of ... read more

Link Between Immigration Coverage, Partisan Identity

Jan. 27, 2017 — Studies are often conducted on how media messages impact individuals’ opinions, but very few have demonstrated how these messages shift political opinions and political identities of a larger group ... read more

For Immigrant Mothers Delivering 'the Talk,' Facts Trump Culture

Jan. 27, 2017 — Where a shift in cultural behaviors and beliefs typically takes three generations, new research has found that among African immigrant mothers, cultural views regarding sex are rarely passed down to ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — In a preliminary study, engineers found that as subway use swells during events that draw big crowds, so too does the number of tweets at these events. The results suggest that data from Twitter, and ... read more

Video Game Ratings Work, If You Use Them

Jan. 25, 2017 — Nearly every video game sold or downloaded comes with a rating that provides age-appropriate guidelines based on the game's content. Critics have questioned the effectiveness of ratings, but new ... read more

How Does Noise During Games Affect Players and Fans?

Jan. 24, 2017 — One expert focuses his studies on noise at football games, and a new report outlines what he has ... read more

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