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Media Topics: A Dynamic Network Visualization

Topics in Mainstream Media:
A Dynamic Network Visualization

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. The key factors I look into include popularity, ownership, …

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NCA Political Efficacy Pres Feat

Political Efficacy on the Internet:
NCA Political Communication Presentation

Political Efficacy on the Internet: A Media System Dependency Approach. (NCA Conference Presentation: Ognyanova 2012). Download PDF. Read more and download the study here.

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NCA 2012 Political Efficacy Feat

Political Efficacy on the Internet: A Media System Dependency Approach

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 is also linked to the ability of online tools …

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MediaNets

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

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 of tie formation and dissolution – and the theoretical …

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Alhambra Featured

New Media & Civic Engagement

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. The quick visual overview of the project that Nancy …

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