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Social media class offerings this fall semester

This fall semester, I will be offering two social media classes at VCU: MASC 496 – Mobile and Social Media Journalism and HONR 398 – Social Media Research. Advance registration starts on March 28. 

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Research study published in First Monday

Our research study “Influencing public opinion from corn syrup to obesity: A longitudinal analysis of the references for nutritional entries on Wikipedia” was published this week in the online journal First Monday. The study was written with my colleagues Marcia DiStaso, Yan … Continue reading

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Social media research course offered in spring semester

In the spring semester 2015, I am offering a course on social media research at VCU. In the course “MASC 591 – Social Media Research,” I will develop and carry out research projects with graduate and highly qualified undergraduate students … Continue reading

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Symposium on Mobile and Social Media in Health Communication

Our Center for Media+Health at VCU invites health communication researchers to submit research abstracts for presentations at the 2nd Media + Health Symposium. The theme of this virtual symposium is “Mobile and Social Media in Health Communication” and submissions addressing this topic are … Continue reading

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Ahead in the spring: Classes and talks

This spring semester, I am teaching a new special topics class “Social Media Research,” in which graduate and undergraduate students will develop their own research projects. The deliverable for each of the research teams at the end of the semester … Continue reading

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Joining the Google Glass Explorer Program

Just last week I was selected to join the Google Glass Explorer Program and the glasses already arrived yesterday. I will share my experiences and experiments with this technology on my new blog Glass@VCU. My project is generously supported by … Continue reading

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Symposium on Media and Health at VCU

Our new Center for Media+Health at VCU’s School of Mass Communications is running its first symposium on Nov. 15. Health and media experts will be speaking at the symposium in the VCU Student Commons. Please visit the website of the … Continue reading

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Presentations at AEJMC Conference

I am attending the AEJMC Conference this week and will do three research and teaching presentations in Washington, DC. I am presenting findings from a Wikipedia health study with my research partner Marcia DiStaso from Pennsylvania State University and will … Continue reading

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“Wikipedia versus Encyclopedia Britannica” study published

The study “Wikipedia versus Encyclopedia Britannica: A Longitudinal Analysis to Identify the Impact of Social Media on the Standards of Knowledge,” which I wrote with my research partner Marcia W. DiStaso, was published in the latest edition of Mass Communication … Continue reading

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Social media engagement of nonprofit organizations

At the International Public Relations Research Conference last week in Miami, I presented results from two research studies that analyzed the social media engagement of nonprofit organizations: “140 characters for better health: An exploration of the Twitter engagement of leading … Continue reading

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