A score of Twitter users were banned by the social media service last week for hurling a spate of vile remarks at Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. To find out how online anonymity affects the way people act toward each other and what social media sites like Twitter could do to curb targeted attacks, we turned to Northeastern assistant professor Joseph Reagle, an expert on internet trolling.
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Roger Ailes is out at Fox News. The media tycoon resigned on Thursday, just two weeks after former anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment. Here, Dan Kennedy, associate professor and a nationally known media commentator, talks about Ailes’ swift downfall and predicts that it “will stand as yet another milestone in the shift from traditional forms of media to digital.”
Susan Gold says playing Pokémon Go has “expanded her world” and triggered her journey to discover much more about her neighborhood and the city of Boston. Here, Gold, professor of the practice in the game design program and founder of Global Game Jam, explains how Pokémon Go has “broken the mold” and predicts where the technology is headed.
Northeastern’s new residence hall, data science research, and co-op love are among our selection of tweets from the Northeastern community this week.
In this guest post, Nathan Kotler, S’19, a member of the Northeastern University College Republicans, examines the unique set of circumstances that have led to rise of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee.
Accusations of plagiarism against Melania Trump following her speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday have raised questions about the line between borrowing and cribbing someone else’s words. We asked former speechwriter Greg Goodale, associate professor at Northeastern, when a speech crosses that line and whether Trump did.
A team of 20 graduate students at Northeastern’s Boston and Seattle campuses spent the spring semester working together, collaborating via Skype, GitHub, and Google Hangouts to build a software platform aimed at connecting a global community of farmers, researchers, and educators.
Law professor Jessica Silbey will discuss the history of law in American film on Wednesday at a Law Library of Congress event. Here, she looks at the pitfalls of crime shows, names her favorite legal drama, and explains how the depiction of law in film has changed over the past 125 years.
An earthquake survivor, an athlete, a struggling student turned straight-A star—they are among the eight Boston high school valedictorians who will soon call Northeastern home.
“You cannot do environmental health work if you don’t work with the community,” said Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, during remarks on campus on Monday. She lauded Northeastern, with its emphasis on interdisciplinary research and practice, for doing just that, and noted Northeastern’s contributions to a multi-country study of Zika.
More than 10,000 people are expected to protest outside the Republic National Convention in Cleveland this week. Tensions are running high, particularly because of the recent spate of terrorist attacks […]
France is reeling from its third major attack in 19 months after a lone terrorist sped a truck into a crowd of people gathered to watch Bastille Day fireworks. The attack killed at least 84 people and injured more than 200 others. We asked Northeastern experts to analyze these types of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks, the media’s use of graphic footage from the scene, and what the terror in Nice could mean for the European Union’s security procedures.