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Along with an aggressive military campaign against ISIL sites, the US needs an effective propaganda campaign to successfully counter the terrorist group's threat. 



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Turkish citizens who have resorted to using Twitter for political expression are now facing new obstacles as the government intensifies its crackdown on freedom of expression. 

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Future plans for Facebook's NewsFeed have the potential of changing the way we search for and consume the news. 

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Are American News consumers living in ideological echo chambers? 

Americans Don’t Live in Information Cocoons

How Canada's CBC News covered a crisis at home. 

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Research indicates that campaign donors are more likely to support the Internet's political underdog. 

New research shows the Internet loves a political underdog

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The Daily Show's John Oliver uses satire to point out the disappearance of investigative journalism. 

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Research: Event-Driven Environmental News in the U.S. and Canada

Research: Event-Driven Environmental News in the U.S. and Canada

Published on Nov 15 by

Dr. Stuart Soroka

Professor Stuart Soroka and Andrea Lawlor of McGill University, along with Lori Young of the University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington investigate the trajectory of environmental news in both the U.S. and Canadian media. Especially relevant in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, this research article explains how environmental news is event-driven in the two countries - and describes what the policy implications for such a news cycle might be.

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