Would people still call a women’s soccer match boring if they didn’t know the players’ genders?
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A common criticism of women’s sports is that female players aren’t as entertaining or skilled as their male counterparts. Two researchers decided to put this notion to the test.
More than 5,000 Black people have been lynched in the US.
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Student journalists are using spreadsheets and databases to examine one of the darkest chapters in American history.
Taylor Swift cheers as the Kansas City Chiefs play the Chicago Bears on Sept. 24, 2023.
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What does it say about the online media ecosystem when the end of a 146-day strike is buried under headlines and posts about Swift’s budding romance with NFL star Travis Kelce?
A family photo of Andrea Yates, her husband and four of their five children. Yates killed all five by drowning them in a bathtub in 2001.
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The framing of these stories of murder and mayhem have remained remarkably consistent since the invention of the printing press – and may reveal our own hidden fears and desires.
The U.S. has provided Ukraine more than $75 billion in military and other aid to support its war efforts.
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An analysis of over 1,000 headlines shows key differences in how US media portray the aggressors and victims in the two conflicts.
After the Supreme Court began livestreaming its oral arguments in 2020, the public could listen in real time to the justices as they interact with attorneys.
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The Supreme Court has not yet committed to making livestreaming oral arguments a permanent part of its work. But this measure could lead to more transparency and possibly confidence in the court.
Trends in recreational or illicit drug use often make the jump to Halloween warnings.
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Like clockwork, September crime news is often cast as an ominous sign of what could happen on Halloween.
Professor Glenda Gray was the most visible female scientist in South African media coverage during the first six months of COVID.
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Journalists may unwittingly perpetuate the notion that men are the only experts worth listening to. This limits the visibility of women in science.
Manuela Schaer of Switzerland, right, and Tatyana McFadden of the United States, second from right, compete in the women’s 1500m wheelchair racing T54 final during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games.
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The media determines how Paralympians are depicted to viewers. What it chooses to focus on can help change attitudes about disability.
People cooled off at a beach in Chestermere, Alta., as a heat wave settled over Western Canada.
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New normal. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. In recent days, as Western Canada and the United States have been broiling under a climate-fuelled heat crisis, all sorts of superlatives have been used to describe…
Seventy-four percent of shows and films with an abortion plot line centered on an impregnated white character, including ‘Little Fires Everywhere.’
Hollywood continues to dramatically exaggerate the medical risks associated with abortion while downplaying barriers to access.
Chinese outlets that once relayed cautious optimism over Donald Trump’s deal-making abilities now express exasperation over his chaotic style.
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In 2016, America’s adversaries seemed to cheer electoral chaos and a withering faith in democracy. Now they seem to be hoping democracy can topple a leader they’ve grown loathe to deal with.
There’s a growing awareness that Cambridge Analytica harnessed social media and personal data to influence elections.
What role do foreign actors play in African elections? Cambridge Analytica’s case sheds some light.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with Rep. Katie Hill and her husband, Kenny Heslep, in January 2019.
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Just as domestic violence was once misunderstood and tolerated, many today fail to grasp how nude photographs can be wielded as weapons of abuse.
A big discrepancy exists between the actual threat of mass shootings and the way the public perceives that threat.
You’re just as likely to be a victim of a mass shooting as you are to be struck by lightning. So why do nearly 50% of Americans say they’re afraid of being caught in the crossfire?
Staffers at The Village Voice were able to see the riots unfold from the news room.
With major dailies giving a megaphone to the police, the coverage of Stonewall is a reminder of what’s lost when alternative media outlets wither away.
Lesley Visser was one of the first female television sports reporters – but she’s appalled at how little progress has been made.
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Female athletes barely receive more attention than horses and dogs. And if you’re a woman who wants to become a sports journalist, you should steel yourself for some social media venom.
How do people respond to media coverage of weather influenced by climate change?
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Media reports are starting to directly connect climate change to its weather effects in local communities. But how you respond to those linkages depends on what you already think about climate change.
Journalists, especially those with specialised knowledge, can shed light on important issues.
The transition to digital media is messy, and sometimes bloody – and beat journalism is among the victims.
Connecticut members of the Ku Klux Klan, escorted by Meriden, Conn. police, run for shelter as protesters pelt them in March 1981.
In 1979, David Duke told the media he had launched a wildly successful recruiting drive in Connecticut. A local reporter wanted to test Duke’s claims – so he filled out an application to join the KKK.