12 02, 2013

Topics in Mainstream Media: A Dynamic Network Visualization

2018-06-22T00:17:50+00:00February 12th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My doctoral dissertation (defended a few months back) studies a dynamic network of news outlets and the topics they cover over time. It implements a measure of media fragmentation and uses actor-based modeling to evaluate the impact of economic, political, organizational, and structural forces on certain properties of the media agenda. [...]

18 11, 2012

Political Efficacy on the Internet: A Media System Dependency Approach

2018-06-15T17:37:50+00:00November 18th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Just presented at the NCA 2012 Convention, Orlando FL, Top Papers in Political Communication panel. This study takes an MSD approach to look at the impact of the Internet on political efficacy. The results show that online political efficacy is associated with the perceived comprehensiveness and credibility of online news. Efficacy [...]

28 06, 2012

Our FCC Briefing: Critical Information Needs of the American Public

2018-06-15T18:09:04+00:00June 28th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the last few months, I've been working with a great team of scholars putting together a study commissioned by the FCC. The project provides a critical review of existing research on the information needs of communities in the US. Major points include defining individual and community critical needs, examining the [...]

30 05, 2011

Actors and Links in the Media System: Taking a Network Perspective

2018-06-22T00:53:15+00:00May 30th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Exploring the structure of relationships between news organizations, issues, and audience members is key to understanding the media system.  The paper I'm posting here (just presented at ICA 2011, Boston) looks into a range of network types available to media researchers: inter-organizational, semantic, issue, hyperlink, and social graphs. It discusses important predictors [...]

8 04, 2011

New Media & Civic Engagement

2018-06-15T18:03:09+00:00April 8th, 2011|Tags: , , , |

The Alhambra project is a collaboration between Metamorphosis and the USC Annenberg Journalism School. The project looks at the potential of new media to promote civic engagement and intergroup interactions. The product of it all - Alhambra Source - is a community news website serving a diverse city in LA County. [...]

19 09, 2010

The Future of Journalism: A Network Visualization

2018-06-15T17:56:09+00:00September 19th, 2010|Tags: , , , , |

This semantic map takes a cue from Chris Anderson's The-Future-of-Journalism visualization post @ Nieman Lab. CWA makes the fair point that any time we see a dramatic event / scientific discovery /technological innovation occurring, someone will invariably cry out "Oh, but what could that possibly mean for journalism?". The network below [...]