When reporting on competing factual claims, journalists can call foul. Acting as a referee, journalists can analyze which statement squares with the evidence. But should journalists do it? Are audiences better served when journalists take on this role? There are risks in this sort of reporting. Audiences may judge the reporting as biased and come […]
Natalie Jomini Stroud (Page 3)
As associate professor of communication studies, assistant director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, and director of the Engaging News Project at the University of Texas at Austin, Natalie Jomini Stroud works with the American Press Institute to identify and highlight important news-related scholarly findings.
These monthly features highlight academic research that could be relevant and useful to the news industry. We also hope that this series will spark ideas among academics with an interest in researching the news.
Before charging for digital content, doing research seems like good business. It can help publishers learn how particular audiences will react to a transition from free content to paying for content. But a recent study shows that rarely do publishers report doing audience research before making the transition to a paywall. University of Missouri School […]