Regardless of beat, journalists often write about public opinion polls, which are designed to measure the public’s attitudes about an issue or idea. Some of the most high-profile polls center on elections and politics. Newsrooms tend to follow these polls closely to see which candidates are ahead, who’s most likely to win and what issues voters feel most strongly about.
Fracking is linked to increased rates of sexually transmitted infections in Ohio, according to research published in PLoS ONE by academics at the Yale School of Public Health.
Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, uses pressurized liquid to penetrate deep into rock and extract natural gas.
Heat waves are expected to occur with increasing frequency, and older people are particularly imperiled by extreme summer temperatures.
Our personal well-being is more than twice as sensitive to economic decline as it is to economic growth, according to a study published in the May 2018 edition of The Review of Economics and Statistics.
Stores market sugary drinks more heavily during Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit issuance days, a forthcoming study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds.
Older teens are less likely than younger kids to think they’d get in trouble for sexting, new research finds.
Having a garden at school might influence whether vegetables are available to children at home, a forthcoming study in Preventive Medicine finds.
Before she was a journalist, Elizabeth Arnold spent several seasons fishing salmon commercially in her home state of Alaska. In 1985, she began reporting for Juneau’s NPR member station KTOO, covering local environmental and political stories. From 1991 to 2006, she served as a political correspondent out of NPR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., where she covered campaigns, Congress and the White House