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NULab Professor John Wihbey’s The Social Fact: News and Knowledge in a Networked World

NULab Professor John Whibey’s new book came out April 16, from MIT Press: “While the public believes that journalism remains crucial for democracy, there is a general sense that the news media are performing this role poorly. In The Social Fact, John Wihbey makes the case that journalism can better serve democracy by focusing on ways  Continue Reading »

NULab Professor Christo Wilson Wins Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award

Republished from News@Northeastern by Khalida Sarwari Northeastern computer science professor Christo Wilson wants to make people aware of how algorithms work, while getting the companies that use them to be more open about and accountable for how they work. Among Wilson’s findings was a glitch in its algorithm of the ride-hailing company Uber that caused some customers to be incorrectly  Continue Reading »

Social Media Has Come Under Scrutiny After the New Zealand Mosque Shooting. But What About the News Media?

Republished from News@Northeastern by Molly Callahan The role that social media played in the lead-up and execution of a deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand is being scrutinized closely by law enforcement officials, elected leaders, and scholars alike. But what about the role of the news media? That deserves equal attention, saysJohn Wihbey, who is an assistant  Continue Reading »

How to Fix Democracy in the United States

Republished from News@Northeastern by Molly Callahan To find ways to fix U.S. democracy, Northeastern professor David Lazer “did Democracy like a drug,” he said. At the 55th annual Robert D. Klein Lecture on Thursday, Lazer described the current state of U.S. democracy with an image of a dumpster ablaze. Using an experimental setup similar to that used by  Continue Reading »

“Punching History in the Face” with the Co-creators of “Uncivil”

Earlier this month, podcast hosts Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika came to Northeastern to discuss their Peabody-award winning podcast, “Uncivil” and share stories from the world of podcast historical journalism in a talk titled: “Punching History in the Face: how podcast journalism is challenging the dominant narrative of America’s past.” Growing up in his hometown of  Continue Reading »

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