Media sciences / Political sciences

Media - Innovation - Oct 25, 2018
People who frequently engage with multiple types of media at once performed worse on simple memory tasks, according to the last decade of research. However, it's still too soon to determine cause and effect, says psychology Professor Anthony Wagner. The smartphones that are now ubiquitous were just gaining popularity when Anthony Wagner became interested in the research of his Stanford colleague, Clifford Nass, on the effects of media multitasking and attention.
Health - Media - Oct 15, 2018

VUB thesis exposes power dynamic in doctor-patient relations. The internet as a source of information about health is no panacea for creating patient empowerment. That's the conclusion reached by Edgard Eeckman in the doctoral thesis he defended at VUB's Communication Science faculty.

Media - Jul 13, 2018
Media

Cambridge University Press has revealed the results of its global study into the language used around the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Media - Social Sciences - May 3, 2018

Communication scientists show that word choice in media reports on suicide has a measurable impact on public opinion.

Media - Aug 21, 2018
Media

Authentication on certain websites via Facebook or Google accounts can be risky, but use of a browser extension from TU Wien eliminates the problem.

Media - Jul 3, 2018

European countries do not appear to feel threatened by the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union, a study of media coverage of Brexit has revealed.  The study, based on coverage in 39 media outlets in France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden, found that most Brexit reporting was neutral and fact-based.

Health - Media - Apr 26, 2018

Older adults are largely obscured in the media representation of cancer and cancer experience, despite over three quarters of all cancers in the UK diagnosed in those aged over 60. The research, led by the University of Glasgow and funded by Cancer Research UK, found that articles featuring personal cancer stories more frequently focus on younger people.