Images tap into attitudes, but not always in the same way for every viewer. An image’s perceived level of influence is based on “believability.” This is the idea that it is true if we agree, fake if we disagree. And it is here that the power of images intersects with the great challenge of the digital age. How do we understand politics, fake news, campaigning, and citizenship in an area dominated by images?
It is always important in reporting and media to have a story that is being represented accurately. With skewed assumptions and loaded […]
In the hour-long recorded conversation with Social Science Space editor Michael Todd, COSSA’s Wendy Naus discusses what individual social science scholars, students and their academic societies can do if they feel threatened by the currents in Washington, D.C.
Our Howard Silver looks over some of the personnel changes and rhetoric coming from the White House to see what lies down the road for U.S. government support of social and behavioral science and data collection.
What might Donald Trump’s ban on immigration from seven countries mean for the U.S. role in international education? And will it undermine the use of international higher education as a soft power tool for the United States? A scholar of international education gives his view.
T.S. Eliot said “April is the cruelest month.” This November has been pretty harsh, too, says blogger Howard J. Silver, who wonders what the new U.S. president will mean for a number of issues, including research funding.