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How Is Children’s STEM Programming Prioritizing Diversity?

Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Children’s television programming not only shapes opinions and preferences, but its characters can have positive or negative impacts on childhood aspiration, says a new study from Michigan State…

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Spartans Combat Bias In Reporting With ‘Sourcing for Diversity Project’

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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As the media faces higher scrutiny for bias, the MSU School of Journalism is working to ensure voices from every corner of the community are represented in reporting. Students and…

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MSU’s Wash Inspires Widespread Change In Computer Security Practices

Friday, September 11, 2020
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An MSU researcher has changed the way the tech industry designs computer security into computing systems, motivating end users to make more informed decisions to protect their devices….

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Raising a Helping Hand to Teachers Who Lose their Voice

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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Eric Hunter, Ph.D., Named an MSU Foundation Professor Rooted in interdisciplinary training and a desire to improve ailing voices of teachers, Dr. Eric Hunter has fostered and built…

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Vos Named President Of AEJMC

Saturday, August 8, 2020
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The leader of MSU’s J-School recently assumed leadership of the industry’s most influential academic organization. Tim P. Vos, Professor and Director of the MSU School of Journalism, became…

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Doctors On Call: Study Shows Impact Of Telemedicine During COVID-19

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Global Pandemic Drives More Patients to Remote Visits Telemedicine has been around for as long as people have been picking up the phone. While the demand for telehealth…

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Can’t Get Off Of Snapchat Or Facebook? Research Reveals Differences Between Platforms

Monday, July 20, 2020
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You might think social media is addictive, but how do certain platforms measure against one another? Researchers from Michigan State University and California State University–Fullerton conducted the first…

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The Truth Behind Fake News and Politics on Social Media

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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Fake news, hate speech and misinformation is creeping through all social media platforms. With more and more people relying on social media for as a source for news,…

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Helping Michigan Families Stay Home with Free, Online Parenting Video Series

Monday, May 18, 2020
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Michigan State University researchers Kendal Holtrop and Amol Pavangadkar partered with the Michigan Parent Management Training — Oregon model (PMTO™) program to develop a series of short, research-based parenting…

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The COVID-19 Infodemic: Combatting ‘Dangerous’ Misinformation on Social Media

Sunday, April 26, 2020
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As the world stays home, the withdrawal from public life in response to COVID-19 has moved difficult conversations about the global pandemic to social media. Many exchanges are…

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