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Media - Career - 03.07.2024
Economist retweets boost visibility, outcomes for doctoral job seekers
Job candidates often seek any advantage to secure employment, and a new study investigates a less-than-typical source: retweets from researchers on social media. The University of Michigan study indicates that when prominent economists retweet job market papers-which are doctoral students' main academic work for job applications-with comments, it significantly boosts visibility and recognition for candidates.

Media - 07.06.2024
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. PhD candidate Brienna Rutherford from UQ's National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research examined the social media accounts of 125 university students aged 17 to 25, and found they had been exposed to almost 800 alcohol advertisements.

Media - 06.06.2024
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. New research by Jeroen Smits from Radboud University and Lamar Crombach from ETH Zurich suggests that population growth in Africa might slow down faster than predicted by these projections.

Media - Career - 28.05.2024
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. But one way to increase expert contributions is to understand what motivates them to contribute, a University of Michigan study shows.

Career - Media - 22.05.2024
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. The study by researchers at the Centre for the Creative Economy, reveals the scale of challenge ahead for the survival and integrity of public interest journalism in Wales.

Media - Linguistics / Literature - 17.05.2024
Orphan articles: the 'dark matter' of Wikipedia
Orphan articles: the ’dark matter’ of Wikipedia
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. With 60 million articles in more than 300 language versions, Wikipedia's available content grows continuously at a rate of around 200 thousand new articles each month.

Politics - Media - 07.05.2024
More feelings of misinformation, more news avoidance, U-M study shows
Study: Feeling misinformed' The role of perceived difficulty in evaluating information online in news avoidance and news fatigue As people have more difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction in the United States, they are more likely to feel news fatigue and avoid news altogether, according to a University of Michigan study.

Media - 01.05.2024
Good Move: what do twittering Brussels residents think?
Good Move: what do twittering Brussels residents think?
How big data and AI can help policymakers evaluate mobility projects Following the vehement protests against the Good Move plan, the much-discussed Brussels mobility plan that was implemented in several phases starting in 2019 and shortly thereafter was already discarded by a number of municipalities, scientists from the VUB Data Analytics Lab and the VUB Mobilise research group decided to find out to what extent that negative vibe matched reality.

Politics - Media - 01.04.2024
An up-close look at pro-democracy conservatives
Report provides up-close look at pro-democracy conservatives In contrast to those who reject the results of the 2020 election, nearly a third of Republicans accept the results, trust institutions, and appreciate diverse political perspectives Pro-democracy conservatives appreciate diverse political ideas, value journalism, and trust institutions including elections, according to a new report that defines this quiet but potentially powerful movement.

Media - 26.03.2024
Do food and drink preferences influence migration flows?
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research used Facebook data to investigate the influence of cultural similarities on migration flows and found that cultural proximity plays as important a role in the choice of destination country as shared language and history. When people migrate, many factors play a role in their choice of destination: How well do you speak the new country's language?

Media - 11.03.2024
News reports that don’t report magnitude of scientific findings could mislead the public
Study: A Practical Significance Bias in Laypeople's Evaluation of Scientific Findings (DOI: 10. When media coverage doesn't include the numerical magnitude of a scientific study's effect, the risk of people having biases increases significantly, according to a new University of Michigan study. People may incorrectly assume that the findings are of greater importance and impact than they are without the numerical information from media outlets, researchers said.

Environment - Media - 19.02.2024
Research explains how depopulation was used to justify wind farms without taking the environment into account
Research explains how depopulation was used to justify wind farms without taking the environment into account
Jaume Pla and Javier Esparcia, researchers from the University of Valencia (UV), have analysed rural depopulation in the Valencian press between 1996 and 2022, and conclude that this factor or job creation has been subordinated to the construction of parks wind farms, often without paying enough attention to environmental issues.

Media - Social Sciences - 08.02.2024
Private television channels use the concept of MENA for unaccompanied minors more than public ones
Private television channels use the concept of MENA for unaccompanied minors more than public ones
A study by María Dolores Bañón, professor at the University of Valencia (UV), concludes that, in the television treatment of information, private channels use the treatment of MENA more than public ones to refer to unaccompanied foreign minors.

Media - Health - 18.01.2024
Young Spaniards trust science less than older people
Research by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) that analyses how Spaniards kept themselves informed during the COVID-19 pandemic and their