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Twitter and the News: How people use the social network to learn about the world

A new study, which involved an online survey of more than 4,700 social media users, finds that Twitter users tend to be heavier news consumers than other social media users and news indeed is one of the primary activities that they engage in on the network.

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In-Depth Research

How Millennials Use Technology to Get News: Differences by race and ethnicity

A new study of Millennials and news finds that Hispanic and African American adults under age 35 are just as connected to the web as the rest of their generation, but they find news in somewhat different ways, and they tend to follow a different mix of subjects.

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New fact-checking research

Politicians use work of fact-checking journalists as both validation, weapon

As the number of fact-checking stories has increased in the U.S., politicians’ most common tactic is to anticipate the fact-checks when crafting their messages, while also using fact-checks as ammunition for attacks.

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Metrics for News

This API program helps publishers build an empirical, data-informed news strategy through custom-built content analysis software, new journalism metrics and innovative audience surveys.

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Good Questions Q & A’s

Global Guides: 10 Good Questions with WorldFixer’s Mike Garrod

Pursuing a story in a foreign area can be complicated and dangerous. Enter “fixers,” local people who for years have been helping journalists and other visitors make arrangements during foreign assignments. We talked to WorldFixer's Mike Garrod about the journalist-fixer relationship and best practices for working with fixers.