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 a scholarship record of more than 110 academic publications and presentations at academic conferences. I regularly present my research at national and international conferences and have published in academic journals such as Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice, Mass Communication and Society, American Behavioral Scientist, Public Relations Journal, Corporate Communications, Health Communication, Emerging Infectious Diseases 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 and named me Eminent Scholar in 2018.

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