What can engaged journalists learn from academic research, and what academic research would be most useful to us? We took on this topic with a panel of researchers, Jacob Nelson of Arizona State University, Talia Stroud of the Center for Media Engagement, and Nikki Usher of the University of Illinois, who believe in helping working journalists.
In the weeks leading up to the 2016 election, we surveyed Snapchat users about their use of the app, specifically for news and politics. Results are based on a survey of 977 regular Snapchat users fielded the week before Election Day.
This report describes what we learned from analyzing 9,616,211 comments people posted to The New York Times website between October 30, 2007 – the date on which The New York Times began allowing users to post comments to news stories – and August 13, 2013.