October 22, 2014

New Research Paper: "Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality"

Title Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality (150 pages; PDF) Authors Urs Gasser Harvard University   -  Berkman Center for Internet & Society; University of St. Gallen Sandra Cortesi Harvard University  -  Berkman Center for Internet & Society Momin Malik Harvard University  -  Berkman Center for Internet & Society Ashley Lee Harvard University […]

Research: Online News Portals Get Credibility Boost From Trusted Sources

From Penn St. University: When readers access a story from a credible news source they trust through an online portal, they also tend to trust the portal, said S. Shyam Sundar, Distinguished Professor of Communications and co-director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory. Most of these portals use computers, not people, to automatically sort and […]

Research Paper: "Tweeting is Believing? Understanding Microblog Credibility Perceptions"

Title Tweeting is Believing? Understanding Microblog Credibility Perceptions Authors Meredith Ringel Morris, Scott Counts, Aaron Hoff, Asta Roseway, and Julia Schwarz Source Microsoft Research Tech Report This paper will be presented at CSCW 2012 later this month. Abstract Twitter is now used to distribute substantive content such as breaking news, increasing the importance of assessing […]

"Misinformation in TV Drama Can Gain Credibility"

From Miller-McCune: New research finds we’re more likely to believe a piece of false information conveyed in a television drama after two weeks have passed. [Clip] Newly published research suggests nuggets of misinformation embedded in a fictional television program can seep into our brains and lodge there as perceived facts. What’s more, this troubling dynamic […]