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From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives.
This report details how teens are using technology and the internet to shape and mold their romantic relationships.
Big hitters including The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian score relatively poorly.
It’s a curious exercise, and one that fails to satisfy on any level.
Many journalists could reasonably point to the reproducibility crisis in some scientific fields and ask — as funders and critics are increasingly asking — just how reliable some of that evidence truly is.
Mainstream science reporters have typically taken peer review as an official stamp of approval from the research community that a published finding is sufficiently robust to share with their readers.
They eventually settled on 86 studies that focused on factors that seem to transform computer-mediated interactions into real-world dates.
According to the American Council on Science and Health, which helped to prepare the ranking, the field is in a shoddy state.
Many journalists do, too — articles on questionable practices from statistical fishing to under-powered studies are an increasing presence in most of the publications in the infographic.
The relationship between science and media reporting is far from simple, and both sides should remember this.
This essay features teens voices as they describe their experience navigating dating in the digital age.
The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples.