Tag: psychology

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn about the work of viral content editors, and we see how public data can be pulled together to monitor the work of lawmakers. PART 1: Viral content editors With social sharing now an important part of news distribution, having a full-time person assigned specifically to the task is increasingly common inside […] more »

by Paul Barnwell

I remember plenty of seven-digit numbers from my youth — the Gabrielli’s home phone, the Young’s, and the Bardo’s among them. I probably had about 20 numbers cataloged in my 12-year-old brain. I remember memorizing directions to ride my bike to various swimming holes in Concord, N.H., including the old train bridge spanning the Merrimack […] more »

by Terri Thornton

My first internship was covering state politics. College parties were nothing compared to the drinking, carousing and eye-opening public behavior I saw during the legislative session. It was the 1970s — a mere decade after the “Mad Men“ ’60s. Each week brought a new jaw-dropper, such as when a legislator told me he’d be happy […] more »