Media sciences / Political sciences

Media invitation: Ariane 6 inaugural flight pre-launch media briefings

Event - Media - Jun 21

The first launch of Ariane 6 is targeted for 9 July 2024 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. Journalists are invited to learn more about the first flight of Europe's new heavy lift launch vehicle by joining pre-launch media briefings in English and French, followed by question-and-answerquestion-and-answersessions in German, Italian and Spanish.

Media - Event - Jun 13

Livingston Awards for Young Journalists announce 2024 winners

The 2024 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists at the University of Michigan honored stories that represent the best in local, national and international reporting by journalists under age 35.

Media - Jun 7

Alcohol ads flood young people’s social media

Young Australians are being exposed to an alcohol advertisement on social media every 2 minutes and 43 seconds on average, according to University of Queensland research.

US public opinion on social media is warming to nuclear energy, but concerns remain

300,000 X posts show 48 of 50 states have a more positive than negative tone about nuclear energy, with a national average at 54% positive. Study: Sentiment analysis of the United States public support of nuclear power on social media using large language models (DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.

Media - May 31

Reactions of the EB and the SB to the irregularities committee report

The irregularities committee investigated a report of censorship at Cursor. See below the reactions of the EB and the SB to the committee report. Executive Board reaction.

Motivating experts to contribute to open content

Study: Motivating Experts to Contribute to Digital Public Goods: A Personalized Field Experiment on Wikipedia ( Getting experts to contribute to open content, such as Wikipedia, is not an easy task as experts often have high demands on their time.

Nearly a third of Welsh journalists are considering leaving the sector

A higher proportion of Welsh journalists are considering leaving the profession compared to those from across the UK, new analysis from Cardiff University shows.

Media - Jun 11

Q&A: Why social media rarely leads to constructive political action

While social media platforms are rife with problems - from harassment to misinformation - many argue that the platforms also nurture political movements, such as the Arab Spring and #MeToo.

Media - Jun 6

How long will the African population continue to grow?

According to the United Nations (UN) population projections, the population of Africa will continue to grow strongly in the course of this century, while on other continents population growth will decline in the near future.

Lessons from the pandemic: TU Ilmenau and the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment on COVID crisis communication

Health - Media

The TU Ilmenau and the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment have just presented the results of a large-scale international research project o

Where do Nextdoor communities exist-and what do they talk about?

Study provides new data about Nextdoor, America's most popular hyperlocal platform. Nextdoor is the world's largest hyperlocal social media network, used by 13% of American adults.

Media - May 23

Age verification for social media: Do kids and parents even want it?

Age verification for social media would impact all'of us.

Orphan articles: the ’dark matter’ of Wikipedia

Media - Linguistics

Wikipedia is the largest platform for open and freely accessible knowledge online yet, in a new study, researchers have found that around 15% of the content is effectively invisible to readers browsing within Wikipedia. They have developed a new tool to help overcome this.

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