Navigating News Online

 MAY 9, 2011 BY KENNETH OLMSTEAD, AMY MITCHELL AND TOM ROSENSTIEL Where People Go, How They Get There and What Lures Them Away Overall, the findings suggest that there is not one group of news consumers online but several, each of which behaves differently. These...

Online News and Facebook Feeds

A Facebook newsfeed can be a dangerous place to get your information. Note for instance the coverage of the FBI probe regarding  Hillary Clinton’s email use as Secretary of State.  In a single newsfeed I captured three articles, two of which say she will be indicted...

Who’s Downloading Pirated Papers? Everyone

Just as spring arrived last month in Iran, Meysam Rahimi sat down at his university computer and immediately ran into a problem: how to get the scientific papers he needed. He had to write up a research proposal for his engineering Ph.D. at Amirkabir University of...

Scholarly Publishing and Communication

Scholarly publishing and communication refers to the creation of new knowledge and its dissemination to relevant academic audiences. Public dissemination of knowledge has become cheaper, faster and easier in the digital age, but is not without its challenges. In...

Module 3: Politics and the Legal Landscape of Information

Module 3: Politics and the Legal Landscape of Information in the United States Introduction In the early United States partisan newspaper presses and their owners were drivers of the political debate. As the two major American political parties established themselves,...

Module 4: The Production of Information

Module 4: The Production of Information Introduction The complex information ecosystem–in which public and private sources battle for control of policy, in which marketers and publishers compete for the public’s attention, in which popular press...

Module 5: Information Online

Module 5: Information Online Introduction Since the dawn of the information age, people have been concerned about information overload, which is the stress people feel when they are exposed to so much information that it becomes impossible to think about it clearly....