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Released: 30-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Our winter of discontent: Get the latest news on the flu in the Influenza channel
Newswise

The latest research and expertise on the flue can be found in the Influenza channel on Newswise.

Released: 9-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Increasing levels of "hype" language in grant applications and publications
University of Tsukuba

The success of scientific endeavors often depends on support from public research grants. Successful applicants increasingly describe their proposed research using promotional language ("hype"); however, it remains unclear whether they use hype in their subsequent research publications.

Released: 8-Jan-2024 3:05 PM EST
After COP28 “insider” climate activists will become increasingly important, study suggests.
University of Exeter

Climate campaigners will increasingly adopt “insider activist” roles, working to change or challenge their organisations from the inside rather than the outside, a new study says.

Released: 2-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
Women’s and girls’ sports: more popular than you may think
Ohio State University

The number of Americans who watch or follow girls’ and women’s sports goes well beyond those who view TV coverage of women’s athletic events, a new study suggests. In fact, just over half of American adults spent some time watching or following female sports in the past year, the results showed

Released: 20-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Working with Big Data requires a lot of power! The latest research and features on Supercomputing
Newswise

With the rise in machine learning applications and artificial intelligence, it's no wonder that more and more scientists and researchers are turning to supercomputers. Supercomputers are commonly used for making predictions with advanced modeling and simulations. This can be applied to climate research, weather forecasting, genomic sequencing, space exploration, aviation engineering and more.

       
Released: 19-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
Who wrote it? The AI ghostwriter effect
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich)

Large language models (LLMs) radically speed up text production in a variety of use cases. When they are fed with samples of our individual writing style, they are even able to produce texts that sound as though we ourselves wrote them. In other words, they act as AI ghostwriters creating texts on our behalf.

Newswise: ‘A ticking clock’: First ground-based survey of damage to Ukrainian cultural sites reveals severity, need for urgency
Released: 13-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
‘A ticking clock’: First ground-based survey of damage to Ukrainian cultural sites reveals severity, need for urgency
University of Notre Dame

Ian Kuijt, a professor in the Department of Anthropology, and William Donaruma, a professor of the practice in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, both at the University of Notre Dame, visited Ukraine to document the extent of damage to cultural sites including churches, schools, opera houses, libraries and archaeological sites.

 
Released: 13-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
Time to abandon null hypothesis significance testing? Moving beyond the default approach to statistical analysis and reporting
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Colorado published a new Journal of Marketing study that proposes abandoning null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) as the default approach to statistical analysis and reporting.

Released: 12-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
How a drought led to the rise of skateboarding in 1970s California
University of Cambridge

It’s fairly well-known that a drought in southern California in the mid-1970s led to a ban on filling backyard swimming pools, and these empty pools became playgrounds for freestyle skateboarders in the greater Los Angeles area.

Released: 12-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
You can always become a better reader
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

A number of factors affect how we learn to read for the first time. Some of these factors benefit girls more than boys

Newswise: Scholars say it's time to declare a new epoch on the moon, the 'lunar Anthropocene'
Released: 8-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
Scholars say it's time to declare a new epoch on the moon, the 'lunar Anthropocene'
University of Kansas

Human beings first disturbed moon dust on Sept. 13, 1959, when the USSR’s unmanned spacecraft Luna 2 alighted on the lunar surface. In the following decades, more than a hundred other spacecraft have touched the moon — both crewed and uncrewed, sometimes landing and sometimes crashing.

Released: 8-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
Digital multi-sided platforms transform traditional value chains in business-to-business service sales
University of Eastern Finland

Various digital platforms are becoming increasingly common in business-to-business (B2B) activities. They enable building competitiveness and boosting selling and buying. The platforms also offer different ways of building long-term customer relationships in B2B service sales. A recent study found that digital platforms are transforming traditional value chains based on linear value creation towards a platform-based, multi-sided, digital value network.

Released: 7-Dec-2023 2:15 PM EST
Looking for unique stories about the winter holidays? Check out the Winter Holidays channel
Newswise

It's the moooost wonderful time...of the year! Are you looking for new story ideas that are focused on the winter holiday season? Perhaps you're working on a story on on managing stress and anxiety? Perhaps you're working on a story on seasonal affective disorder? Or perhaps your editor asked you to write a story on tracking Santa? Look no further. Check out the Winter Holidays channel.

       
Released: 4-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Coverage of Bruce Willis’ frontotemporal degeneration shows media misconstrues the disease
Oxford University Press

A new paper in Innovation in Aging, published by Oxford University Press, shows that a great deal of media coverage of the actor Bruce Willis’ condition, frontotemporal degeneration, was inaccurate, revealing the public’s limited knowledge of the disease.

Newswise: UAlbany Expert Available to Discuss the Intersection of Social Media and Youth Mental Health
Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:25 PM EST
UAlbany Expert Available to Discuss the Intersection of Social Media and Youth Mental Health
University at Albany, State University of New York

New interview featuring University at Albany expert Sarah Domoff on the ways social media can shape youth mental health, strategies for healthy social media use and ways that regulation rooted in policy can help.

Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Workplace culture is very different these days. Find out how different by exploring the "In the Workplace" channel
Newswise

The latest articles on occupational medicine, workplace culture, and the labor market are in the "In the Workplace" channel on Newswise.

       
27-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Psychological science can help counter spread of misinformation, says APA report
American Psychological Association (APA)

Debunking, “prebunking,” nudging and teaching digital literacy are several of the more effective ways to counter misinformation, according to a new report from the American Psychological Association.

Released: 15-Nov-2023 11:20 AM EST
From Farm to Newsroom: The Latest Research and Features on Agriculture
Newswise

The world’s total population is expected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050. This rapid increase in population is boosting the demand for agriculture to cater for the increased demand. Below are some of the latest research and features on agriculture and farming in the Agriculture channel on Newswise.

Newswise: The Filangieri-Franklin Correspondence: An Enlightening Dialogue Between Italy and the USA - A Talk at the University of Pennsylvania
Released: 14-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST
The Filangieri-Franklin Correspondence: An Enlightening Dialogue Between Italy and the USA - A Talk at the University of Pennsylvania
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Talk on the Filangieri-Franklin Correspondence will be held at the University of Pennsylvania on November 16, 2023.

Released: 3-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Avalanche of papers could erode trust in science
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Rapid increase in academic publishing undermines public trust in science, study finds

Newswise: PT Professor Offers Top 5 Tips for Preventing Pickleball Injuries
Released: 1-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EDT
PT Professor Offers Top 5 Tips for Preventing Pickleball Injuries
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Elizabeth Chaffin PT, DPT, an assistant professor and the Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy at PCOM Georgia, offered her top five tips on preventing pickleball injuries and staying on the court longer.

Newswise: Sponsorship Disclosure and Consumer Engagement: Evidence from Bilibili Video Platform
Released: 31-Oct-2023 8:55 AM EDT
Sponsorship Disclosure and Consumer Engagement: Evidence from Bilibili Video Platform
Chinese Academy of Sciences

This research delves into the impact of video content sponsorship and sponsorship disclosure on consumer engagement by analyzing nearly 30,000 videos on the Bilibili platform. The results indicate that video sponsorships have a significantly negative impact on consumer engagement.

Released: 30-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Positive messages can mitigate harm from objectified fitness posts
Washington State University

A few words of body appreciation can help counter the negative impact of viewing objectified images of female fitness influencers, according to a Washington State University study.

Released: 26-Oct-2023 6:05 AM EDT
Learning from the undead: Simulating zombie plagues in Finland could help slow down next pandemic
Aalto University

Researchers at Aalto University are investigating how a zombie plague would spread through Finland. It’s a light-hearted project, but it offers serious insights into global challenges, such as containing a pandemic or coping with disinformation.

Released: 25-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Nostalgia fuels hype for adult Barbie costumes, fashion design expert says
Virginia Tech

This Halloween is expected to look a lot like Barbie’s Dreamland. The widely successful summer film’s stars Barbie and Ken have found their way onto the top Halloween costume lists for this year. 

Released: 24-Oct-2023 1:35 PM EDT
From nanoplastics to airborne toxins: Pollution stories for media.
Newswise

Read the latest research news on air pollution, nanoplastics, waterborne illnesses and more in the Pollution channel on Newswise.

       
Newswise: Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan Partners with Financial Times on Economic Poll Ahead of 2024 Presidential Election
Released: 24-Oct-2023 9:00 AM EDT
Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan Partners with Financial Times on Economic Poll Ahead of 2024 Presidential Election
University of Michigan Ross School of Business

The Financial Times and Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan are partnering on a new monthly poll to track how American voters perceive financial and economic issues in the lead up to the 2024 U.S. presidential election.

Newswise: Student doctor writes mystery novel
Released: 23-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Student doctor writes mystery novel
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Second-year PCOM South Georgia medical student Jada Glenn turned her creative writing hobby into her first published mystery novel.

Released: 20-Oct-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Algorithm and blues: how to judge music plagiarism?
University of Auckland

Study investigates how algorithms compare to human judgement in music plagiarism disputes

Newswise: AIP Recognizes 2023 Andrew Gemant Award Winner Sidney Perkowitz for Contributions to Physics and Culture
Released: 17-Oct-2023 9:05 AM EDT
AIP Recognizes 2023 Andrew Gemant Award Winner Sidney Perkowitz for Contributions to Physics and Culture
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

AIP is pleased to announce Sidney Perkowitz as the winner of the 2023 Andrew Gemant Award, presented to those who have made significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimension of physics. Perkowitz was chosen by the award selection committee for his enduring commitment to bridge the physics community with the arts and humanities by using a variety of media, including books, essays, public lectures, and theatrical productions.

Released: 12-Oct-2023 1:00 PM EDT
CPD Honors Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman With Excellence in Public Diplomacy Award
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) honored Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone, as the inaugural Excellence in Public Diplomacy Award recipient.

Released: 11-Oct-2023 9:45 AM EDT
The 2023 Ameri Prize Recognizes Innovative Use of Artificial Intelligence at the U.S. Embassy in Guinea
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) announced the 2023 recipient of the Ameri Prize for Innovation in Public Diplomacy.

Newswise: New Edgar Allan Poe Netflix adaptation set to premiere; expert discusses his legacy
Released: 28-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT
New Edgar Allan Poe Netflix adaptation set to premiere; expert discusses his legacy
Virginia Tech

As Netflix prepares to release a new streaming miniseries, "The Fall of the House of Usher," Ashley Reed, an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, discusses author Edgar Allan Poe’s legacy and the evolving impacts of his work on literature and film.

Newswise: Put parents in control: media classification system needs parent input
Released: 28-Sep-2023 12:05 AM EDT
Put parents in control: media classification system needs parent input
University of South Australia

Parents are being asked to have a say on whether Australia’s media classification system is effective in informing decisions around age-appropriate films and video games for children.

Newswise: Your Zoom background might influence the first impression you make
21-Sep-2023 10:30 AM EDT
Your Zoom background might influence the first impression you make
PLOS

In a new study, participants tended to judge faces appearing against backgrounds featuring houseplants or bookcases as more trustworthy and competent than faces with a living space or a novelty image behind them.

22-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT
Pioneering research links the increase of misinformation shared by US politicians to a changing public perception of honesty
University of Bristol

Researchers have unravelled for the first time a fundamental shift in the way American politicians communicate on social media, which helps explain the proliferation of compelling misinformation.

Newswise: FSU Agatha Christie expert available to speak on author’s important and lasting impact on the world and in modern media
Released: 21-Sep-2023 3:05 PM EDT
FSU Agatha Christie expert available to speak on author’s important and lasting impact on the world and in modern media
Florida State University

By: Jenny Ralph | Published: September 21, 2023 | 3:55 pm | SHARE: Even half a century after penning her final novel, Agatha Christie and her Golden Age crime stories still endure in contemporary media.In fact, the newly released film, “A Haunting in Venice,” is based on Christie’s 1969 novel “Hallowe’en Party.” With more than 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections published, the Queen of Crime has proven that her murder mysteries continue to have people asking more than “Who done it?”Michelle Kazmer, dean of Florida State University’s College of Communication and Information and professor in the School of Information, discovered Christie’s work in her public library when she was just 12 years old.

Newswise: The truth is out there. This astrophysicist is helping to find it using science
Released: 15-Sep-2023 3:05 PM EDT
The truth is out there. This astrophysicist is helping to find it using science
University of Delaware

The University of Delaware's Federica Bianco is part of a NASA-appointed panel that studied sightings of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) – or UFOs. In its final report, released on Sept. 14, the panel said most sightings of UAP are explainable as planes, balloons, drones or weather phenomena.

Released: 15-Sep-2023 2:40 PM EDT
Facebook's design makes it unable to control misinformation
George Washington University

In a new study, researchers analyze the world’s largest social media platform and its efforts to remove Covid-19 vaccine misinformation during the pandemic.

   
Newswise: Ongoing actor and writer strikes will cause major disruptions for television shows and movies in the year ahead, explains experts
Released: 14-Sep-2023 11:05 PM EDT
Ongoing actor and writer strikes will cause major disruptions for television shows and movies in the year ahead, explains experts
Virginia Tech

James Ivory, a Virginia Tech media technology expert, answers questions about the consequences of the ongoing strike for viewers, producers, actors and writers — and for those who appear to defy the strikes.

Released: 1-Sep-2023 9:05 AM EDT
News Release Best Practices, Tips, and Strategies
Newswise

News release distribution and pitching to reporters best practices for news release creation and distribution.

       
Released: 29-Aug-2023 10:55 AM EDT
New research sheds light on how gender inequality in the media industry impacts job satisfaction
City University London

Research led by experts at City, University of London has found lower perceptions of gender equality and the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment negatively impact on job satisfaction in newsrooms across global regions.

Released: 28-Aug-2023 12:35 PM EDT
Two networks, two realities, one big problem
Virginia Tech

National news coverage from the two largest broadcast outlets, CNN and Fox News, not only reflects growing political polarization in America, but in a recent publication, researchers at Virginia Tech have shown that partisan and inflammatory broadcast coverage has increased over time and can exacerbate growing divides in the new public square of social media.



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