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Released: 17-May-2021 2:00 PM EDT
ARVO elects new Editors-in-Chief for its three journals
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has announced the election of new Editors-in-Chief (EICs) for its three open-access journals — Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), Journal of Vision (JOV) and Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST).

Released: 17-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
How to Win Over Vaccine Skeptics: Live Expert Panel for May 20, 3pm ET
Newswise

How to Win Over Vaccine Skeptics: Live Expert Panel for May 20, 3pm ET

Released: 14-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Understanding how people make sense of the news they consume
University of Missouri, Columbia

How people consume news and take actions based on what they read, hear or see, is different than how human brains process other types of information on a daily basis, according to researchers at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Released: 12-May-2021 7:05 AM EDT
The George Washington University Announces New Director of the Project for Media and National Security
George Washington University

The GW School of Media and Public Affairs has selected longtime Pentagon correspondent and editor for The New York Times Thom Shanker as new director of the Project for Media and National Security beginning June 7, 2021.

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Released: 7-May-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Researchers develop artificial intelligence that can detect sarcasm in social media
University of Central Florida

Computer science researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a sarcasm detector.

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Released: 6-May-2021 1:30 PM EDT
Worth 1000 words: How the world saw Australia's black summer
Queensland University of Technology

Australia's 'black summer' of bushfires was depicted on the front pages of the world's media with images of wildlife and habitat destruction, caused by climate change, while in Australia the toll on ordinary people remained the visual front-page focus.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 9:35 AM EDT
Wolters Kluwer and APTA Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy now offer The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy online
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Wolters Kluwer, Heath, in collaboration with the APTA Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy, will publish The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy (JAPT) beginning with the online publication of the January/April 2021 issue. JAPT is the ninth APTA section/academy journal that was added to the Lippincott portfolio.

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Released: 28-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Keeping Carbon in the Sea, Keeping Plastics Out, Keeping Sea Level Down: Live Expert Panel for April 27, 2pm ET
Newswise

Scientists from NYU, University of Portsmouth, and Hamilton College will discuss recent work on sea level rise, the science of “blue carbon” stored in the sea, and important policy changes to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean.

Released: 26-Apr-2021 9:40 AM EDT
Wolters Kluwer to publish two open access journals in collaboration with Shandong University
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today the addition of two fully open access journals to the Lippincott® portfolio as part of a shared mission with Shandong University to expand the reach of healthcare discoveries globally with the publication of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine and Current Urology. The new open access titles publish original research in their respective medical specialties.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Study: More exposure to political TV ads heightens anxiety
Cornell University

Beyond attempting to move a large swath of the population to vote one way or another, the seemingly constant bombardment of negativity in the name of our democratic process is anxiety-inducing, researchers have found.

Newswise: Four UHealth Faculty Tapped for Key Editorial Positions at the New Peer-reviewed Otology & Neurotology Open Journal
Released: 13-Apr-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Four UHealth Faculty Tapped for Key Editorial Positions at the New Peer-reviewed Otology & Neurotology Open Journal
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Michael E. Hoffer, M.D., FACS, professor of otolaryngology and neurological surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is editor-in-chief of the newly launched gold open access journal Otology & Neurotology Open, the official open access scientific journal of the American Otological Society and American Neurotology Society.

Released: 13-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Puerto Rico, Coronavirus Among Top Latino Twitter Topics During 2020 Election
George Washington University

Latinos discussed Puerto Rico and the COVID-19 pandemic more than any other subject on Twitter in the run-up to the 2020 election, according to researchers at the George Washington University. Spanish-language tweets mentioning “freedom” and “socialism” were also popular, while topics such as Obamacare and immigration did not gain much traction.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Using Emotion and Humor to Combat Science Misinformation
University of Utah

University of Utah professor publishes article in Proceedings of National Academics of Sciences examining the use of humor in science information.

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Released: 1-Apr-2021 8:30 AM EDT
VIDEO and TRANSCRIPT: The Psychological Science of Racism Expert Panel
Newswise

Panelists will discuss the psychological science of how racist attitudes and behaviors are formed, and how they can be influencedd, using science.

Released: 31-Mar-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Journal of Lipid Research names new junior associate editors
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

The program, now in its second year, was created to achieve two chief goals: demystify the peer-review process and train the next generation of journal leaders. Each junior associate editor will serve a two-year term.

Released: 31-Mar-2021 10:00 AM EDT
Wolters Kluwer to publish the American Journal of Medical Quality and expand the discourse on the field of medical quality globally
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Wolters Kluwer, Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce that it has been named publisher of American Journal of Medical Quality (AJMQ), the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ).

Released: 31-Mar-2021 8:15 AM EDT
Covering a Pandemic: University of Kentucky Study Explores Impact of COVID-19 on Journalists
University of Kentucky

To learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on TV journalists, researchers in the College of Social Work (CoSW) Self-Care Lab at the University of Kentucky conducted a national study.

Released: 16-Mar-2021 8:20 AM EDT
@FreeSpeechCenter director @KenPaulson1 explains why @SunshineWeek is more important than ever
Middle Tennessee State University

The need to fight for government transparency is reaffirmed each year during SunshineWeek, a national awareness event overseen by the News Leaders Association

Released: 5-Mar-2021 1:20 PM EST
Sports information on social networks leaves out women, disabled and minority disciplines
University of Seville

Researchers from the University of Seville and Pompeu Fabra University argue that sports information on social media is dominated by men and football.

Released: 2-Mar-2021 8:45 AM EST
Lack of diversity in science
University of Vienna

Women and the Global South are strikingly underrepresented Most publications in leading scientific journals are by male authors from English-speaking countries. This changes only slowly, according to a recent study on diversity in top authorship, concludes Bea Maas from the University of Vienna. Her new study examines the (non-existent) diversity in top authorship in science.

Released: 23-Feb-2021 8:00 AM EST
More than 87,000 scientific papers on coronavirus since pandemic
Ohio State University

Scientists from around the world have published more than 87,000 papers about coronavirus between the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and October 2020, a new analysis shows.

Released: 22-Feb-2021 3:20 PM EST
Pulitzer winner named Distinguished Visiting Journalist
Cornell University

Molly O’Toole, an immigration and security reporter with the Los Angeles Times, has been named the Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist Fellow in Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

22-Feb-2021 7:00 AM EST
Biophysical Society Invites Submissions to New Open Access Journal Biophysical Reports
Biophysical Society

ROCKVILLE, MD – Biophysical Reports, the new fully Gold Open Access journal offered by the Biophysical Society (BPS), is now accepting submissions.

Released: 18-Feb-2021 5:30 PM EST
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claim blaming the state's massive power outages on renewable energy is misleading
Newswise

On Tuesday in an interview on Fox News with Sean Hannity, Texas Governor Greg Abbott blamed the outages on wind turbines and on the "Green New Deal." Rolling blackouts have ravaged Texas after a winter storm created a sudden spike in energy demand and hamstrung production of natural gas, coal, nuclear, and wind energy.

Newswise: “Fake News” Went Viral After the Death of King James I
Released: 9-Feb-2021 11:05 AM EST
“Fake News” Went Viral After the Death of King James I
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Alastair Bellany, chair of Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s history department, discusses how the death of one early-modern English king spurred a viral conspiracy theory that, through pamphlets and word of mouth, contributed to the execution of the next king – and whether parallels can be drawn to our own age of QAnon-fueled and politically driven lies about everything from vaccines to election integrity.

Released: 9-Feb-2021 8:05 AM EST
Associated Press team wins 2021 Selden Ring Award for series on exploitation and abuse in the palm oil industry
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

For their project, “Fruits of Labor,” Margie Mason and Robin McDowell of the AP have earned the 2021 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting. The annual award, one of the foremost honors in investigative journalism, has been presented by the USC Annenberg School of Journalism for 32 years. The $50,000 prize honors investigative journalism that informs the public about major problems and corruption and yields concrete results.

Released: 5-Feb-2021 4:35 PM EST
The truth, or fake news? How to do the research yourself with deception expert Tim Levine
University of Alabama at Birmingham

The world has many different information streams now. Levine shares his strategy for deciphering facts from fiction, no matter the topic.

Released: 26-Jan-2021 1:40 PM EST
To combat false news, correct after reading
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The battle to stop false news and online misinformation is not going to end any time soon, but a new finding from MIT scholars may help ease the problem.

Released: 25-Jan-2021 2:55 PM EST
ISIS and the Taliban use different strategies to appeal to women in English-language magazines
University of Exeter

ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Taliban use their English-language magazines to encourage women to support jihad in different ways, according to new research.

Released: 20-Jan-2021 4:05 PM EST
Despite Biden’s Call for National Unity, USC Annenberg Survey Forecasts Increased Polarization and Activism During Next Four Years
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

One month after the U.S. presidential election, the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations surveyed journalists, communication professionals and the general public on how the outcome — Joe Biden as our 46th President — will impact polarization, activism and media during the next four years. Here are the key findings of that survey.

Newswise: Max Planck Society, Rockefeller University Press Enter “Read-and-Publish” Transformative Agreement
12-Jan-2021 1:05 PM EST
Max Planck Society, Rockefeller University Press Enter “Read-and-Publish” Transformative Agreement
The Rockefeller University Press

Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) has signed an unlimited “read-and-publish” transformative agreement with Rockefeller University Press (RUP) on behalf of the Max Planck Society. The agreement covers Open Access (OA) publishing of articles in RUP’s three hybrid journals: Journal of Cell Biology (JCB), Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM) and Journal of General Physiology (JGP).

Newswise: LAST CALL to enter the MORE Awards!
Released: 12-Jan-2021 7:05 AM EST
LAST CALL to enter the MORE Awards!
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The AAOS invites journalists and print, online and broadcast news outlets to submit content to be considered for the 2021 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards. Established in 2006, the MORE Awards is a prestigious honor in musculoskeletal healthcare journalism in the United States. Deadline for entry is Friday, January 22! Entry is FREE.

Released: 8-Jan-2021 12:25 PM EST
Delivering the news with humor makes young adults more likely to remember and share
University of Pennsylvania

In the early decades of televised news, Americans turned to the stern faces of newsmen like Walter Cronkite, Tom Brokaw, and Dan Rather as trusted sources for news of the important events in America and around the world, delivered with gravitas and measured voices.

Released: 6-Jan-2021 1:40 PM EST
About half of media stories fail to label 'preprint' COVID-19 research – study
Simon Fraser University

Fleerackers notes that coverage of preprint research can be helpful to the public.

Released: 6-Jan-2021 12:50 PM EST
The Diabetes Educator Journal to change name to The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care, become online publication
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES)

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists journal The Diabetes Educator is changing its name to The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care effective February 2021.

Newswise: New Editor-in-Chief Selected for The Anatomical Record
Released: 17-Dec-2020 3:30 PM EST
New Editor-in-Chief Selected for The Anatomical Record
American Association for Anatomy (AAA)

The Anatomical Record, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Association for Anatomy that publishes exciting discoveries in the fields of integrative anatomy and evolutionary biology, welcomes a new Editor-in-Chief (EIC) on January 1. In addition to Dr. Smith’s visionary plans for the journal, she is the first woman to serve as EIC of any of AAA’s journals.

8-Dec-2020 11:30 AM EST
Who’s to Blame? How the Media Has Shaped Public Understanding of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

The COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. has been characterized by rapidly changing information, a high degree of uncertainty, and conflicting information about transmission, vulnerability and mitigation methods. Several studies focused on public perceptions of the pandemic and the impact of media will be presented during two sessions on December 15, from 2:30-4:00 during the Society for Risk Analysis virtual Annual Meeting, December 13-17, 2020.

Released: 15-Dec-2020 7:55 AM EST
Study IDs Four Things That Make People Feel Good About Using Chatbots
North Carolina State University

A recent study has identified four factors that predict user satisfaction with customer service chatbots. The study also found that a positive chatbot experience was associated with customer loyalty, highlighting the importance of the findings to corporate brands.

Released: 11-Dec-2020 3:10 PM EST
Fox News host Laura Ingraham falsely claims restrictions on eating out are not supported by science
Newswise

On December 8th on Fox News, during a transition between her show and Sean Hannity, TV host Laura Ingraham wrongly claimed restrictions on eating out are not supported by science. The comment came after Hannity made reference to Ingraham’s on-air interview the previous day with a Los Angeles restaurant owner. The claim is inaccurate. There is evidence that restaurants and bars are among the most common places for the virus spread.

Released: 11-Dec-2020 2:30 PM EST
AASLD’s Newest Open-Access Journal to Receive First Impact Factor
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Today the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) announced that Hepatology Communications – AASLD’s free, open-access journal – has been accepted into Clarivate’s Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Journal Citation Reports – one of the leading citation indexes for journals of science and technology. The journal will now be eligible for an Impact Factor (IF) evaluation, which measures the frequency that a journal is cited and contributes to its reputation in the scientific community. Hepatology Communications will receive its first Impact Factor evaluation in the summer of 2021.

Newswise: Muscle & Nerve Editorial Board Adds Social Media Manager Role
Released: 10-Dec-2020 1:20 PM EST
Muscle & Nerve Editorial Board Adds Social Media Manager Role
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Mohamed Kazamel, MD, has been selected to join the Muscle & Nerve Editorial Board. Dr. Kazamel will be responsible for managing Muscle & Nerve’s social media accounts, gaining followers, and growing the journal’s presence across all platforms.

Newswise: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Initiates Call for Entries for Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence Awards
Released: 9-Dec-2020 6:35 PM EST
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Initiates Call for Entries for Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence Awards
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) invites journalists and print, online and broadcast news outlets to submit content to be considered for the 2021 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards.

Newswise: COVID-19 Crisis Communication Expert Available
Released: 9-Dec-2020 6:05 PM EST
COVID-19 Crisis Communication Expert Available
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

In a world where conspiracy theories and political polarization abound, how does one effectively pull off double duty at battling against both the spread of COVID-19 and misinformation about it? For answers, we turned to Rebecca Rice, a UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs professor who specializes in crisis communication.

Newswise: Dr. Sue S. Yom named editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal)
Released: 9-Dec-2020 6:05 PM EST
Dr. Sue S. Yom named editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal)
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) announced today that Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD, FASTRO, will become the new editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), ASTRO's flagship scientific journal. Dr. Yom will begin her five-year term on January 1, 2022.

Newswise: Molecular Biology of the Cell seeks early-career editors to focus on curating preprints
Released: 3-Dec-2020 7:25 AM EST
Molecular Biology of the Cell seeks early-career editors to focus on curating preprints
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) is assembling an editorial board of early-career researchers dedicated to curating and classifying the impact of new articles published in MBoC and preprints posted on bioRxiv. Supported by a Learned Society Curation Award from the Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute awarded to MBoC’s publisher, the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), this new board of diverse, young editors will contribute to curation and recognition of research works across the subjects covered by MBoC.

Released: 2-Dec-2020 2:40 PM EST
Extended Deadline for Nominations: Award for Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has extended the deadline for submitting nominations for the Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award to Tuesday, December 22, 2020.


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