Shraddha Chakradhar, Nieman Lab

Shraddha Chakradhar

Nieman Lab

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Past articles by Shraddha:

Do browser extensions keep anyone away from fake news sites? Maybe a tiny bit

A new study finds that NewsGuard's credibility ratings for news sites helped steer the most frequent consumers of misinformation towards more reliable outlets. → Read More

Women journalists see harassment as part of the job, a new study finds

Male journalists face less harassment — and different types of it — but seem to see it as part of a job well done. → Read More

Anxiety and conflict avoidance keep people from calling out misinformation in messaging groups

"It’s not simple media literacy. It’s a tough nut to crack." → Read More

“An immediate drop in content”: A new study shows what happens when big companies take over local news

"What was so shocking to me is that all the acquisitions led to staffing changes almost immediately and an almost immediate drop in content." → Read More

A new magazine delves into the ways that people consume wrong information

OpenMind Magazine launched just a month ago, with a goal of "tackling science controversies and deceptions." → Read More

People mistrustful of news make “snap judgments” to size up outlets

From headlines to familiarity with news brands, people generally not tuned into the news use six main cues to decide which stories to trust. → Read More

A local newspaper in Oregon punches above its weight. A politician it investigated wants to buy — and change — it.

"I was tired of getting poked in the chest for not doing anything wrong. And it was like, ‘You know what? If you want to keep poking me in the chest, let me purchase this paper for what it's worth.'" → Read More

If someone shares your politics, you’re less likely to block them when they post misinformation

"People give a pass to their like-minded friends who share misinformation." → Read More

“Perfect moderation does not exist,” but here are some lessons from Twitter’s labels of Trump tweets

"How can you make people discuss instead of polarizing them further?" A new study offers some clues. → Read More

Facebook is letting a lot of climate change denial slide despite promises to flag it, study finds

"was the major intervention that Facebook said it was going to do, and it hasn't done it." → Read More

A new study shows how newsroom and audience diversity affects coverage of political candidates

The study suggests audience diversity results in favorable coverage for non-white political candidates. But newsroom diversity may be a boon for white candidates. → Read More

Are readers’ biases to blame for gender disparities in sports reporting? This study says no » Nieman Journalism Lab

The study looked at sports articles in a German newspaper and found that the byline's gender didn't have a significant effect on readers' perception of the writer's expertise. → Read More

A new report shows the impact of racial justice protests in 2020 on three local newspapers » Nieman Journalism Lab

A study of crime reporting in three major U.S. dailies found coverage included less dehumanizing language by the end of the year. → Read More

Longform will no longer recommend nonfiction articles around the web. Readers are bummed. » Nieman Journalism Lab

Loyal readers of Longform, the nonfiction podcast and website dedicated to curating and recommending nonfiction articles, learned Wednesday that the article-recommendation component is no longer. This was the message posted on its website: Readers, is shutting down its article re… → Read More

BuzzFeed News Union employees walk off the job, the same day as the company’s shareholders vote whether to go public » Nieman Journalism Lab

Members of BuzzFeed's News union announced early Thursday morning that they're striking today, which coincides with a shareholder's meeting to vote on whether BuzzFeed goes public at a valuation of $1.5 billion. (Here's what else it tried to sell potential investors on). We've been bargaining ou… → Read More

Address — don’t sidestep — health misinformation to debunk falsehoods, study finds » Nieman Journalism Lab

"Don't be afraid to tackle misinformation head on. It's important that people speak out, and you can repeat and then debunk it." → Read More

Conflict vs. community: How early coronavirus coverage differed in the U.S. and China » Nieman Journalism Lab

Chinese outlets' focus on Covid-19 was much more domestic, while the U.S. view was more focused on politics and the conflict between various levels of government on handling the crisis. → Read More

When it comes to media credits and bylines, men still take the lion’s share » Nieman Journalism Lab

Men tended to report more than women, and overwhelmingly so at the wire outlets. The exceptions to this trend were, HuffPost, and Vox. → Read More

More internal documents show how Facebook’s algorithm prioritized anger and posts that triggered it » Nieman Journalism Lab

As if there wasn't enough Facebook news to digest already, another deep dive from The Washington Post this morning revealed that Facebook engineers changed the company's algorithm to prioritize and elevate posts that elicited emoji reactions — many of which were rolled out in 2017. More specifica… → Read More

New report highlights how Black media outlets center and amplify issues of importance to Black communities » Nieman Journalism Lab

Black media outlets publish on issues of importance to Black communities much more often — as many as six times as much — than other outlets. That's among the top findings of a new report published last week by the Black Media Initiative of the Center for Community Media at the City University … → Read More