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John Wihbey on the Pros and Cons of Live Streaming

NULab Core Faculty Member John Wihbey was recently interviewed by Jason Kornwitz of News@Northeastern about the impact of Facebook Live and other online video streaming services. The interview was prompted by the Easter Sunday shooting by Steve Stephens, which Stephens video recorded and posted to Facebook. In light of this and similar headlines in recent months, Kornwitz  Continue Reading »

Fake News at the NULab Conference: Journalism for the Public Sphere

Fake news is everywhere. Or is it? And what do we even mean when we say fake news? How is it fake? Who believes it? These and other questions framed the conversation about journalism for the public sphere at the inaugural NULab conference last month. The panel, which included Lisa Friedland (Post Doctoral Research Fellow  Continue Reading »

Ryan Cordell and David Smith are Principle Investigators on $1.5 million Digging into Data Grant

“Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914 (OcEx),” a project that will study information flow in nineteenth century newspapers across national and linguistic boundaries, was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant as part of The Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities Digging into Data Challenge. NULab Core Faculty Members Ryan  Continue Reading »

NULab Co-Director David Lazer Co-Authors New Article in Science

David Lazer, co-director of the NULab, is co-author on an article recently published in Science titled “The need for a translational science of democracy.” In the article, Lazer and his colleagues call for the creation of “a translational science of democracy that maintains scientific rigor while actively promoting the health of the body politic,” in light  Continue Reading »

CCIS Dean Carla Brodley to Reach Equal Female-Male Enrollment

Dean Carla Brodley of the College of Computer and Information Science has instituted a plan for the college to reach equal female-male enrollment by 2021. Already, since assuming the role of dean in 2014, female enrollment has reached 26 percent from 19 percent in 2016, according to an article in The Huntington News. Dean Brodley will take part in  Continue Reading »

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