Tag Archives: Sources

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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Wikipedia health information greatly based on academic articles

Our latest study on Wikipedia explored the referencing of nutritional articles on the online encyclopedia. A content analysis of the references of nine nutritional articles over a five-year period showed that they greatly rely on academic publications. The findings of … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

As previous studies with my research partner Marcia DiStaso from Penn State University have shown, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia can have a strong influence on how a company’s reputation is framed online. Our latest study, which was just published in … Continue reading

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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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Tweets on C-SPAN

Traditional news media are increasingly using social media in their news reporting. Our recent study on newspaper reporting patterns has stressed this trend. But C-SPAN has now incorporated congressional Twitter feeds into its programming. During breaks between political debates, 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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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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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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