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Studies and analysis of the positive impacts of strengths-based media and storytelling.

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  • Media and Stress
  • Restorative Narrative Impact
  • Trust in the Media
Trust in the Media

Indicators of News Media Trust

The news media, like many other major U.S. institutions, has suffered from a decline in public confidence in recent years. ...
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Trust in the Media

5 facts about the state of the news media in 2017

Every year since 2004, Pew Research Center has issued an annual assessment of the state of the news media that ...
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Trust in the Media

All Media Trust Is Local? Findings from the 2018 Poynter Media Trust Survey

Executive summary Public trust in news reporting is essential for democratic self-governance. However, the me-dia have come under fire from ...
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Media & Positive Emotions

What Makes Positive Content Go Viral? New research investigates why we share inspiring videos, articles, and social media posts.

New research investigates why we share inspiring videos, articles, and social media posts. By Sophie H. Janicke | April 26, ...
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Media & Positive Emotions

The good news is … people like to read good news

strange thing happens when you write about something going right. People take notice. They read to the end. They share ...
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Trust in the Media

Public trust in the media is at an all-time low. Results from a major new Knight-Gallup report can help us understand why.

As the debates over trust in media, misinformation and control over information rage, a new Knight-Gallup survey of more than ...
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Restorative Narrative Impact

What type of journalist are you?

At a time when news consumers are questioning traditional journalistic notions of balance and objectivity, research suggests the way journalists ...
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Media & Positive Emotions

The Science of the Story We know in our gut when we’re hearing a good story—and research is starting to explain why

We know in our gut when we’re hearing a good story—and research is starting to explain why. By Jeremy Adam ...
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Trust in the Media

A New Understanding: What Makes People Trust and Rely on News

The American Press Institute and The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research have formed a joint research initiative called the ...
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Restorative Narrative Impact

University of Oregon professor wins award for her research on Restorative Narrative

Nicole Dahmen, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, has won an award ...
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Restorative Narrative Impact

What’s restorative narrative? A Q&A with a journalism professor who’s studying it

After reading a Columbia Journalism Review piece last winter on restorative narrative, Nicole Dahmen wanted to know more. She started ...
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Media and Stress

The traumatic effects reporting on tragedy can have on journalists

I recently spent three days with a collection of media professionals who had come together to focus on the topic ...
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