Tag Archives: Wikipedia

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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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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Emerging Scholar Grant from AEJMC

My research partner Marcia DiStaso and I were recently selected as recipients for this year’s AEJMC Emerging Scholar Grants. We submitted a research proposal “Turning to the Wiki-Doctor” to examine the frequency of use of Wikipedia as a health information … 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 reputation study published

A new Wikipedia study with my research partner Marcia DiStaso from Penn State University was published in a special issue  of the journal Digithum – The Humanities in the Digital Age this month. Our study analyzes the framing of Wikipedia … 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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Should PR pros edit Wikipedia?

As the online encyclopedia Wikipedia grew in popularity, public relations professionals started monitoring the entries on their companies and organizations. Long forgotten scandals and crises suddenly began appearing again on Wikipedia and significantly increased the amount of negative content on … Continue reading

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Online protests for freedom of speech on the Internet

The proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation has not only triggered protests by new media companies, but it has also led to a widespread social media campaign that is likely to stall the bills in both houses of the U.S. Congress. … Continue reading

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