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Viral Advertising: NULab Project

Attentive readers flipping through magazines and newspapers around the turn of the twentieth century would have noticed gradual cosmetic transformations. In newspapers, bold, large fonts would guide the reader’s eyes across the page and smudge their fingertips with still wet ink. Magazines became thick with heavily glossed pages, advertising various products in bright and iridescent  Continue Reading »

Our Marathon Featured in News@Northeastern

In a recent News@Northeastern article, the Our Marathon project reflects on their work curating and preserving the artifacts and oral histories from the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing five years ago. When the project started, the team was led by NULab graduate students, Jim McGrath (PhD’15) and Alicia Peaker (PhD’14), as well as English  Continue Reading »

2018 Spring Conference: “Fake News/Real Knowledge.”

On March 16, the NULab hosted its second annual conference on the theme “Fake News/Real Knowledge: Histories, Structures, and Futures.” The interdisciplinary conference highlighted work from faculty, graduate students, and research collaborators. Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and  Continue Reading »

NULab Faculty on Government Shutdown

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 »

Matthew Gentzkow on Social Media and the 2016 Election

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 »

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