Mobilizing social science for the public good.
The Social Science Research Council, an independent, international nonprofit, mobilizes necessary knowledge for the public good by supporting scholars worldwide, generating new research across disciplines, and linking researchers with policymakers and citizens.
The Media & Democracy program invites submissions of abstracts for a research workshop on “Extreme Right Radicalization Online: Platforms, Processes, Prevention,” to be held in New York City, May 14-15, 2020.
The SSRC joins science, engineering, and educational orgs in a letter to U.S. agencies: “While we must be vigilant to safeguard research, we must also ensure that the U.S. remains a desirable and welcoming destination for researchers from around the world.”
Writing for Items, media researcher and publisher Jeff Pooley responds to the European open access initiative, Plan S, outlining the history of the current system of author-paid article processing charges (APCs) and the ways this system perpetuates inequality across the publishing landscape.
The Media & Democracy program invites submissions of abstracts for a research workshop on “News Coverage of US Elections,” to be held on April 23–24, 2020.
An update from SSRC President Alondra Nelson on the Social Media and Democracy Research Grants program, an effort to make privacy-protected data available to social researchers to examine Facebook’s impact on elections and democracy.
Social Media and Democracy Research Grants recipients R. Kelly Garrett and Robert Bond, of the Ohio State research team, publish new piece in NiemanLab: “Maybe you know that article is satire, but a lot of people can’t tell the difference”.