Social Studies
MN

“Fake News” and Informational Moral Panic

According to Dr. Matt Carlson, the term “fake news” really blew up in 2016.

In an article published in Information, Communication & Society called “[Fake news as an informational moral panic: the symbolic deviancy of social media during the 2016 US presidential election](https://www-tandfonline-com.ezp1.lib.umn…

Local News is Not What it Used to Be

In the age of the internet, what does “local” mean for local news organizations? As described by Dr. Matthew S. Weber, local news outlets are covering distances and audiences far beyond their traditional reach, changing…

‘I Don’t Know What to Believe:’ News Avoiders' Consumption Habits

Research from Dr. Benjamin Toff looks at why people avoid the news and what journalists can do about it.

Studying Better Business Behavior at the Minnesota State Fair

Dr. Amy O’Connor is studying what people expect from corporations at the great Minnesota get-together!

Learning from Political Splits in Spain

Clara’s research focuses on the role of media in the construction of Spanish and Catalan identities in light of the Catalan secessionist movement.

Politics, Public Discourse and the Press

Dr. Sid Bedingfield shares his recent work on the history of journalism in political struggles for racial justice.

A New Look at Nuclear Negotiations

Research from UMN political scientist Mark S. Bell takes us into a new age of nuclear strategy.