Polarizing the network: The most interesting new digital and social media research

Editor’s note: There’s a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media — but who has time to sift through all those journals and papers? Our friends at Journalist’s Resource, that’s who. JR is a project of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and they spend their time examining the new academic literature in media, social science, and other fields, summarizing the high points and giving you a point of entry. Here, JR’s managing editor, Denise-Marie Ordway, sums up some of the most interesting papers in digital media and journalism published between August and October. (You can also check out her roundups from the first and second quarters of the year.)

Scholars in the digital media and journalism space have focused a lot of attention on Twitter in recent months, examining how the busy platform influences people’s Continue reading "Polarizing the network: The most interesting new digital and social media research"