Research News

Scholars at the School of Communication and Information take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans the fields of information science, library studies, communication, journalism and media studies.

2020 “100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics” List Includes Britt Paris

The list honors a select group of women who focus on advancing ethical standards for artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies, and whom, Paris said, “are doing good work to try to reign in, subvert, or abolish the tech industry as it stands, with the means we have available to us.”

One-Third of Americans Distrust Election Result, National Survey Finds

By Megan Schumann, Rutgers University Communications

A significant minority of Americans lack confidence in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election with more than one-third – primarily Republicans and Trump voters – not believing that the election results were fair, according to a nationwide survey by researchers from Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Northeastern, Harvard and Northwestern universities.

The Mission of Journalism: The Pursuit of Truth

The mission of journalism, Professor John Pavlik says, is the pursuit of truth and thereby hold the powerful accountable for their actions in every civil society. In a newly published paper Pavlik outlines ten core principles journalism educators and practitioners can follow to ensure success in the rapidly changing media industry.