My research explores the adoption and use of social media in journalism and public relations. Recently, I have also added a focus on social media uses in health communication. Overall, I have presented more than 70 research papers at national and international conferences and have published more than 30 articles in academic journals such as Newspaper Research Journal, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice, Mass Communication and SocietyPublic Relations Journal, Corporate Communications, and Vaccine as well as in various books.

My research studies have won top paper awards at the conferences of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the International Communication Association as well as at the International Public Relations Research Conference. The College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU also awarded me its Excellence in Scholarship Award in 2014.

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