US political division has outpaced other democracies

Political polarization in the US has gotten worse over the last four decades at a faster rate than in other major democracies, researchers find.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions journalism politics race-and-ethnicity religion trends united-states

Trump’s love of fast food could sway American diets

People who pay more attention to media coverage of what President Donald Trump eats are more likely to buy some fast food in the near future.

Jonathan McVerry-Penn State | Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine fast-food food journalism us-presidents

Political events take an emotional toll on young doctors

Political events in the last few years have affected young doctors' moods as much as some of their most stressful training, new research finds.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Dec. 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions journalism physicians politics stress

Congress and climate news spark oil company ads

When climate change is in the news or a focus of Congress, oil companies spend more money on advertising, new research shows.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment advertising business climate-change energy government journalism money united-states

Meet the early internet’s black ‘vanguard’

A new book explains how black users shaped the early internet and how things have changed in the age of social media.

Eileen Reynolds-NYU | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture history internet journalism political-activism race-and-ethnicity social-media

Search results don’t have a political bias

Despite claims from some conservatives that Google's search results are biased and supress their views, researchers find that's not actually the case.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias google internet journalism politics search-engines

Is climate change driving migration from Central America?

You might have seen claims that climate change is driving migration out of Central America. Climate researchers urge caution about that narrative.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona | Nov. 18, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture climate-change immigration journalism migration refugees

Cynical voices online cut trust in journalism

Our trust in journalism can take a real hit because of cynical views online, research suggests.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers | Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture internet journalism politics social-lives social-media trust

Conspiracy theories aren’t true but they are important

Some conspiracy theories, such as Pizzagate and the anti-vaccine movement, have real-world consequences. The author of a new book explains their appeal.

James Devitt-NYU | Oct. 7, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture internet journalism politics russia

Mixed response to Pope Francis in climate news coverage

A new study uses news articles featuring Pope Francis to gauge how political and religious identities shape responses to climate change.

Matthew Swayne-Penn State | Sept. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture beliefs celebrities climate-change journalism politics religion united-states

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