We Must Protect Press Freedom—Now More than Ever
Posted on 05-06-2019 by Korinne Bressler

In our daily lives, few things drive discourse and conversation more than the press. The coverage, investigation and reporting of news is the fuel that carries small conversation, political discourse and general around-the-water-cooler chatter. In our lives as social creatures, and our roles as citizens... Read More

Journalistic Excellence: Tips for Today’s Investigative Reporters
Posted on 06-12-2018 by Korinne Bressler

According to Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism along with the University of Oxford in a study of global online news consumers, more than half of all online users across the 36 countries interviewed (54 percent) say they use social media as a source of news each week. This ranges from up to... Read More

3 Easy Research Steps to Minimize Social Media Panic
Posted on 02-01-2018 by Korinne Bressler

Are your executives, clients or other stakeholders in an uproar because of something they read on social media—that ultimately turned out to be untrue? And do you have to add extra research to your workload to help counteract the frenzy? If so, you’re not alone. In a recent Newsweek... Read More

2 Reasons to Watch for Fake News in Your Research
Posted on 12-05-2017 by Korinne Bressler

A war was started over fake news. Granted, what we now call ‘fake news’ was called ‘yellow journalism’ back in the 1890’s—and the Spanish-American War cannot be laid solely at the feet of media muckrakers. But following the explosion of a U.S. Navy battleship off the... Read More

Want to Start a Blog? 4 Must-Do’s from Passion to Research
Posted on 11-14-2017 by Korinne Bressler

We all consume, share and create content throughout the day…hundreds of pieces, but you live and breathe information. You are an expert and if you are an expert in a topic, you might want to put your thoughts out there, join the conversation and build up your reputation in the field. Not everyone... Read More

The Repercussions of the Media Missing Background Information
Posted on 10-05-2017 by Korinne Bressler

In 1988, a game show contestant named “Patrick Quinn” won $58,000 on “Super Password.” Later it was revealed that “Patrick Quinn” was actually Kerry Dee Ketchum, a real-life fugitive who was wanted in multiple states in the United States. A viewer tipped off police... Read More

The Surprising Cost of Free- From Lunch to Research
Posted on 09-26-2017 by Korinne Bressler

From an early age, we hear phrases like, “ There’s no such thing as a free lunch ,” “Free comes at a price” and “Nothing is free.” These sayings capture the truth that there are few things in life that are truly given at no cost—there are usually strings... Read More

Don't Let Poor Quality or Missing Information Influence Your Next Business Decision
Posted on 08-11-2017 by Korinne Bressler

The term “fake news” is the new normal in today’s landscape, but decisions that fall flat based on poor quality or missing information are nothing new in the business world. While some professionals have a nose for sniffing out details that may not prove to be valid, it can be challenging... Read More

The Evolution of Fake News
Posted on 07-13-2017 by Korinne Bressler

News (n(y)o͞oz) Noun Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events. Have you ever shared a story of the latest ‘news’ that you heard from a friend, saw in a grocery store check-out line or spotted on social media? Let’s face it: We’ve... Read More

News Research Reveals Donald Trump's Progress in First 100 Days
Posted on 05-09-2017 by Korinne Bressler

April 29, 2017 marked the 100 th day of Donald Trump’s Presidency. Since taking office, Trump has signed 24 executive orders, 22 presidential memoranda, 20 presidential proclamations, and 28 bills. But how much of his work has made a difference? Has he stayed true to his 100-day plan which he laid... Read More

10 Tips For Fighting Fake News: How to Fact Check Like a Pro Webinar Recap
Posted on 04-17-2017 by Anna Stevens

Living in a “Post-Truth” World The era of “post-truth” is on the rise. An adjective meaning “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”, post-truth was... Read More

5 Tactics Journalists Should Use to Protect Their Credibility
Posted on 01-13-2017 by Janelle Coates

Last fall, Gallup announced that its latest polling data revealed a significant decline in the public's trust of media. The 8 percent drop brings the number of people with either a 'great deal' or a 'fair amount' of confidence in mass media to only 32 percent. This is the lowest result... Read More

Fact-Checking News Research in the ‘Onion’ Era
Posted on 12-02-2016 by Janelle Coates

It’s not unheard of for TV shows—like Saturday Night Live—or parody news sites—like The Onion—to bend the latest headlines to their will for the sake of comedy. But recently, headlines have trumpeted a disturbing trend: the rise of deliberately misleading or even entirely... Read More