research

Dec
03
News podcasts: profitable and engaging — but have we got the format right?

News podcasts: profitable and engaging — but have we got the format right?

New research from the Reuters Institute suggests that publishers are waking up to the opportunity for greater audience engagement through podcasting - but are they taking the right approach?
9 min read
Nov
15
Journalism on Smart Speakers: key findings from the Reuters Institute research

Journalism on Smart Speakers: key findings from the Reuters Institute research

Nic Newman has dug into the use of smart speakers for news. There's a market there - but how big is it, and how fast will it grow?
5 min read
Jul
10
WhatsApp, mob justice and the desperate need for a strategic response worldwide

WhatsApp, mob justice and the desperate need for a strategic response worldwide

Messaging apps are allowing misinformation to spread faster than ever before, and tactical responses aren't working. We need to address this at a societal level, with research and education.
3 min read
Jan
10
Predicting journalism’s 2018 - goodbye platforms, hello AI, and talking with Alexa

Predicting journalism’s 2018 - goodbye platforms, hello AI, and talking with Alexa

Oh, happy day. Those of us in the online journalism development business get an annual present a little later than
1 min read
Aug
28
Quartz unleashes the bots — as a journo's assistant

Quartz unleashes the bots — as a journo's assistant

There’s been a lot of focus on bots — chat bots in particular — as news delivery vehicles. How about using
1 min read
Jul
31

Slaying the myth of the digital native

Nature takes aim at the prevaling “wisdom” that the younger generation are more digitally adept: But a paper published last
Jul
15
What Makes A Troll A Troll?

What Makes A Troll A Troll?

Research shows that two factors predict trolling behavior.
1 min read
Apr
12
Fighting trolling with academic rigour

Fighting trolling with academic rigour

Trolling – hostile, provocative anti-social behaviour – is one of the biggest challenges to any large-scale online community – and that includes comment
1 min read
Dec
09

LeWeb: Adam Gazzaley will fix your brain with neurogames

What’s the state of the art of improving cognition? Take a 60 year old with attention impairment. Well, he’
3 min read
Aug
13

You need a holiday, says neuroscience

When you’re two years old, a busy day just needs a restorative nap, while you are carried home by
1 min read