When you go to a dinner with friends and family, you can get a good sense of how they are feeling about what is going on.
However, there is a limit to how much information you can have about them and their situation, according to a new study.
This research from McGill University, University of California, Berkeley and the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that in the real world, it is possible to give too much information.
The research, led by the McGill School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina, focuses on the relationship between media consumption and news reporting.
“We wanted to explore whether or not this relationship between news consumption and social media use was an accurate reflection of people’s experiences with media,” said Jennifer Ewbank, the study’s lead author and a professor in the Department of Public Policy at McGill University.
“And it is.
When we asked people to rate the quality of their news, it was the same whether they watched television or not.
But when we asked them to rate their own experience with news, we found that the news they were most likely to watch was one that featured people they know and trust.
That means they were more likely to be exposed to stories they liked and to be able to interact with them.”
The study also found that people’s news consumption patterns reflect their social media habits.
“It’s important to recognize that news consumption may also reflect the way people are engaging with their social networks,” said Ewbanks.
“In a sense, people are becoming more news consumers by consuming more news.”
In addition, people who have more social media friends are also more likely than others to consume news.
For example, the research found that those with more social networking profiles were also more willing to watch more news.
But what does this research mean for us as journalists?
“Our study shows that news can be important and valuable to a journalist,” said the lead author of the study, David Schreiber, who is also an assistant professor in McGill’s School of Media and Communications.
“But the news we get from social media, whether it’s from friends or colleagues, is often misleading, and there’s a danger that it is biased and misleading.”
While the research was conducted in the United States, it should be seen as an important example of the ways that social media can influence our journalism.
For instance, it suggests that news content may be filtered to a degree that makes it less accurate.
It also shows that people who are exposed to more news, are more likely, as a result, to become more news-hungry.
“I think it’s important for journalists to have a good understanding of how social media shapes the way they are communicating and the way that they interact with the media,” Schreber said.
“The important thing is that journalists do a good job of making sure they have good content that reflects the best possible news.”
The findings of the McGill study are published in the January issue of the Journal of Communication.
The study was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
The McGill School is supported by the Canadian Research Chair in the School of Communication, the Robert Gordon Kennedy Memorial Research Chair and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
To view the full study, visit: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003707441561897.
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