Tag Archives: Agenda Setting

Digital health communication trends and Wikipedia research presentations at IPRRC

At this week’s International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami, I presented two new research studies that explored trends in digital health communication research as well as referencing and framing patterns in Wikipedia articles on the banking industry. The study … Continue reading

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Social media driving business sales

As millions of Internet users flock to Facebook and Twitter, more and more businesses are including social media in their marketing and sales strategies. I was interviewed by Arkansas Business Journal reporter Mark Friedman for a story that explores the … Continue reading

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Social media as sources for newspapers

The New York Times and the Washington Post have increasingly used social media platforms like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter as sources for their news reporting. My VCU colleague Tim Bajkiewicz will present the results of our study “Facebook, MySpace and … Continue reading

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Citing blogs without proper attribution

My latest journal publication, which just appeared in the summer issue of the Newspaper Research Journal, tracks the source relationship between traditional news media and blogs. In the study, my co-author Bruce Garrison from the University of Miami’s School of … Continue reading

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Wikipedia vs. Encyclopedia Britannica

Wikipedia poses a great challenge to traditional encyclopedias, which for centuries have set the standards of society‚Äôs knowledge with their printed editions. My research partner Marcia W. DiStaso from Penn State and I, therefore, studied the impact of social media … Continue reading

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New study: Wikipedia’s use for news reports

Journalism Practice has published one of my studies that analyzes how national newspapers in the United States increasingly use Wikipedia as a source in their articles. The study “How US national newspapers frame and use the online encyclopedia in their … Continue reading

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Internet Consumption: Approaches, Theories, Methods

How do scholars around the world study Internet consumption of today’s youth? This question was at the onset of an academic conference at the Center for Public Opinion Research at Shanghai International Studies University in China. A variety of the … Continue reading

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Newspapers legitimize Wikipedia

National newspapers in the United States increasingly use Wikipedia as a source in their articles. A new study, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of Journalism Practice, found that despite the perceived skepticism among journalists the online encyclopedia … Continue reading

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The sources of the political blogosphere

There are fundamental differences in how traditional news media bloggers and unaffiliated bloggers (you might call them the original bloggers) operate. In a recent study on the sourcing of political blogs in the United States, I found that newspapers use … Continue reading

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Watch your wiki!

Just admit it: You are using Wikipedia. We all are. Today, it’s the sixth most popular website in the world and its reliability has tremendously increased over the last few years. I have long ago stopped to tell my students … Continue reading

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