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Interviews on social media and politics

Sharply increasing Twitter follower numbers and stronger engagement of student voters: In recent interviews with the New York Daily News and USA Today College I was asked about the impact of social media in political campaigns.

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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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Shoveling tweets: Traditional media and their use of Twitter

The International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin hosted a research panel on Twitter. I presented a study that I conducted with two of my recent graduate students, Maureen Linke and Asriel Eford, from our Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program at … Continue reading

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Social media “an essential mode of communication”

In today’s issue, USA Today takes a look at the latest social media trends found in a survey study. The article “Women, young adults are active ‘social animals’” stresses that the group of 18- to 34-year-olds is the most active … 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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Blog sources have no name

At this year’s AEJMC conference in Denver, Bruce Garrison from the University of Miami and I presented a research paper (“Sources without a name”) that tracked the source relationship between traditional news media and blogs. In the study, we applied … Continue reading

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