Podcast series from J-PAL North America shares stories behind the impact of summer jobs in the US

Featuring advocates, program coordinators, researchers, and program participants, podcast series paints a holistic picture of summer youth employment programs and how research helps strengthen them.

J-PAL North America • mit
Oct. 29, 2020 ~3 min

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How “information gerrymandering” influences voters

Study analyzes how networks can distort voters’ perceptions and change election results.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 4, 2019 ~8 min

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Want to squelch fake news? Let the readers take charge

Study shows audience judgments can identify online misinformation.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 28, 2019 ~8 min

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In China, a link between happiness and air quality

Moods expressed on social media tend to decline when air pollution gets worse, study finds.

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent • mit
Jan. 21, 2019 ~6 min

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Why some Wikipedia disputes go unresolved

Study identifies reasons for unsettled editing disagreements and offers predictive tools that could improve deliberation.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 6, 2018 ~9 min

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Celebrating 21st century statistics | MIT News

MIT Statistics and Data Science Conference highlights new approaches and varied applications.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
May 8, 2018 ~5 min

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