How Deep Research Helped Identify a Serial Predator
Posted on 05-08-2018 by Korinne Bressler

Four decades after the notorious Golden State Killer’s crime wave ends, a 72-year-old suspect is wheeled into a Sacramento courtroom, thanks to an investigator’s unswerving determination over 24 years. While it may sound like a movie pitch—and perhaps it will hit the big screen someday—the... Read More

How Distrust in Media has Sparked a Revival in Deep Research & Investigative Journalism
Posted on 01-23-2018 by Korinne Bressler

Skepticism is alive and well in 2018. Fake news or alternative facts—depending more on a person’s point of view rather than actual reality—wormed its way into our collective psyche over the course of 2016 and 2017. When combined with revelations about social media accounts used to purposefully... 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

Two Key Reasons Why You Should Be Checking for Fake News in Your Research
Posted on 10-26-2017 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

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

10 Clever Tips for Media to Create Content that Keeps Attention
Posted on 09-11-2017 by Korinne Bressler

A goldfish has a longer attention span than your audience. A goldfish? Yep, a goldfish. You may have seen the story as it got picked up by a variety of media outlets. It seems some scientists (purportedly with Microsoft Canada) studied the brain activity of 112 people as they did various tasks... 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

Research reveals who's killing Real News … and You’ll be Shocked When You Hear Who It Is!
Posted on 07-27-2017 by Korinne Bressler

Last month, a news alert came through that the European Union slapped Google with a $2.7 billion fine for breaking antitrust law. The EU judged that Google had “abused its dominate position by systematically favoring” its own shopping comparison services while demoting its competitors’... 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

College Transparency Act Demands Higher-Ed Accountability
Posted on 05-31-2017 by Lindsey Lambert

Headlines publicizing the latest data hack or ransomware attack have kept data security and privacy in the public eye, but the College Transparency Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill introduced in Congress this month, looks to reverse a ban on federal student-level data collection—for good reason.... 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

7 Insights Into The Media Industry In 2017
Posted on 04-17-2017 by Anna Stevens

Over the next five years the global Entertainment and Media industry is projected to grow by 4.4 percent annually, according to PwC’s Global Entertainment and Media Outlook for 2016-2020 . This expected surge is due to the increasing diversification of media companies as well as new technological... Read More

Can Scholarly Research Take Down Fake News?
Posted on 01-31-2017 by Kari Abitbol

Remember when the only fake news you encountered during the week was in the check-out line at the grocery store? You’d catch a glimpse of a headline—“Cab Driver Describes Night of Terror During Alien Abduction”—and laughingly wonder who comes up with such blatantly false... 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

Election Season Puts a Focus on Fact-Checking
Posted on 08-23-2016 by Janelle Coates

Do you have a fact-checking obsession? In today’s hyperbolic media landscape, it seems, fact-checking is de rigueur. That’s good news, according to the Poynter Institute —an organization dedicated to “the elevation of journalism.” In a recent article, Poynter pointed out... Read More

Journalism Series: 3 Reasons for Conducting News Research and Analysis
Posted on 07-12-2016 by Janelle Coates

What’s the most debated topic of this year’s U.S. presidential campaign? According to a recent Washington Post article , it’s not the border wall, terrorism or emails: It’s the media’s coverage of Donald Trump. More specifically, says the Washington Post, “The debate... Read More