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Monthly Archives: January 2018

NULab Faculty on Government Shutdown

Written on January 22, 2018 at 10:01 pm, by

Costas Panagopoulos and Nick Beauchamp were featured in News@Northeastern’s article, “Government Shutdown: What Can Break the Impasse in Washington.” The NULab faculty discusses the possible aftermath for Democrats and Republicans, who failed to agree on a short-term spending plan Friday night. The impasse reflects the latest manifestation of political polarization in DC. Panagopoulos thinks voters  Continue Reading »

Her Truth

Written on January 15, 2018 at 2:59 pm, by

One of Nackey Loeb’s editorials displayed on C-SPAN shortly before the 1984 New Hampshire presidential primary For nearly 20 years, Nackey Scripps Loeb served as publisher of the Manchester (NH) Union Leader, a role that gave her tremendous clout in national politics. New Hampshire is home to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, and Loeb’s editorials helped  Continue Reading »

NULab Spring Calendar of Events

Written on January 11, 2018 at 2:50 pm, by

The NULab is delighted to announce our spring calendar of events. We have some very exciting talks, workshops, and other events planned for the semester, organized around our year-long focus on fake news, information, and misinformation. You can find additional details and registration information for these events at: NULab events are free and open  Continue Reading »

A Global Ranking of Cities by Accessibility to Services

Written on January 10, 2018 at 9:27 pm, by

By Talia Kaufmann, Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University Note: Talia Kaufmann’s dissertation research is partially supported by a grant from the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Which cities provide the majority of their residents good accessibility to services? And how can we start quantifying accessibility levels in fine-grain resolutions to  Continue Reading »

NULab Professor on Fake News

Written on January 2, 2018 at 5:07 pm, by

John Wihbey, NULab core faculty, was recently featured in a News@Northeastern article on fake news in 2018. Wihbey was interviewed about the continued relevance of fake news in the future and the potential for machine learning to help journalists break stories and identify analyze data. Wihbey said: “Machine learning can help humans make significant insights  Continue Reading »

Matthew Gentzkow on Social Media and the 2016 Election

Written on January 2, 2018 at 2:32 pm, by

Matthew Gentzkow’s presentation, “Media, Polarization, and the 2016 Election,” brought the NULab’s and Shorenstein Center’s co-hosted series on fake news to a close for the semester. Gentzkow is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University, where he studies empirical industrial organization and political economy. His underlying research for this talk arose from the general sense  Continue Reading »