Study: Cancer Fatalism Propagated by Broadcast News
New research suggests watching local television news leads to fatalistic beliefs regarding cancer.
Photos Implant ‘Memories’ of Fictional News Events
Participants in a study were far more likely to “remember” a fictional news event when a headline was accompanied by a tangentially relevant photograph.
NPR Coverage Superior to Murrow's Newscasts in the 1940s
New research compares coverage of overseas news on Edward R. Murrow’s CBS and modern-day NPR, and finds public radio superior in numerous ways.
Sex Appeal, Exotic Setting Equal Satisfied Moviegoers
A new study of factors that contribute to a film’s popularity suggests the sex appeal of stars outweighs identification with the lead character.
Wikileaks Illustrates Growing New Source of Unofficial Oversight
The emergence of a video showing pedestrians mowed down in Baghdad by U.S. gunships illustrates how traditional media's watchdog role is being usurped.
Your Local Weather Forecaster Could Be a Climate Change Cynic
Despite the weight of scientific evidence, many TV meteorologists are global warming skeptics, survey shows
Your Next Textbook In Business Theory: The Comic Book?
A little self-awareness, and a lot of illustration, breathes some life into the justifiably maligned segment of entertainment education.
Racial Meme Suddenly Infuses Discussions of President's Enemies
The media are belatedly acknowledging a racial subtext to many anti-Obama protests, thanks to what one scholar calls the 'drip' factor.