Selected Works


All co-authored COVID States Project reports are available at

Ognyanova, K. (Forthcoming). Network approaches to misinformation evaluation and correction. In M. Weber & I. Yanovitzky (Eds.), Networks, Knowledge Brokers, and the Public Policymaking Process (pp. 1–23). Palgrave Macmillan.(-Download preprint PDF-)

Druckman, J., Ognyanova, K., Baum, M., Lazer, D., Perlis, R., Volpe, J., Santillana, M., Chwe, H., Quintana, A., & Simonson, M. (Forthcoming). The role of race, religion, and partisanship in misinformation about COVID-19. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. (-Download preprint PDF-)

Katz, V., Jordan, A., Ognyanova, K. (2021) Digital inequality, faculty communication, and remote learning experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic: A survey of U.S. undergraduates. PLOS ONE, 16(2).

Ognyanova, K., Lazer, D., Robertson, R. E., & Wilson, C. (2020). Misinformation in action: Fake news exposure is linked to lower trust in media, higher trust in government when your side is in power. The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review 1(3). (-Download preprint PDF-)

Ognyanova, K. (2020). Contagious Politics: Tie Strength and the Spread of Political Knowledge. Communication Research. (-Download preprint PDF-)

Ognyanova, K. (2019). The social context of media trust: A network influence model. Journal of Communication, 69(5), 544–567. (-Download preprint PDF-)

Minozzi, W., Song, H., Lazer, D., Neblo, M. A., & Ognyanova, K. (2019). The Incidental Pundit: Who Talks Politics with Whom, and Why? American Journal of Political Science. 64(1), 135–151. (-Download preprint PDF-)

Ognyanova, K. (2018). Rebooting mass communication: Using computational and network tools to rebuild media theory. In B. Foucault-Welles & S. Gonzalez-Bailon (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. (-Download preprint PDF-)

Ognyanova, K., & Jung, J.-Y. (2018). Digital connections: Tracing the evolving role of technology in local storytelling networks. In Y.-C. Kim, M. Matsaganis, H. A. Wilkin, & J. Y. Jung (Eds.), The communication ecology of 21st century urban communities. New York, NY: Peter Lang.  (-Download preprint PDF-)

Ognyanova, K. (2017). Multistep flow of communication: Network effects. In P. Roessler, C. Hoffner, & L. van Zoonen (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects (pp. 1-10). New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell.  (-Download preprint PDF-)

Weber, M., Ognyanova, K., & Kosterich, A. (2017). Imitation in the quest to survive: Lessons from news media on the early Web. International Journal of Communication, 11, 1-25. (-Download paper PDF-)

Katz, V. S., Moran, M. B., & Ognyanova, K. (2017). Contextualizing connectivity: How Internet connection type and parental factors influence technology use among lower-income children. Information, Communication & Society.  22(3), 313–335.

Ognyanova, K. (2016). Researching community information needs. In L. A. Friedland & M. Lloyd (Eds.), The Communication Crisis in America and How to Fix It (pp. 31-46). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. (-Download preprint PDF-)

Radford, J., Pilny, A., Reichelmann, A., Keegan, B., Foucault-Welles, B., Ognyanova, K., Meleis, W., & Lazer, D. (2016). Volunteer Science: An online laboratory for experiments in social psychology. Social Psychology Quarterly, 79(4), 376-396. (-Download paper PDF-)

Chen, N.-T. N., Ognyanova, K., Zhang, C., Wang, C., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., & Parks, M. (2015). Causing ripples in local power relations. Journalism Studies, 18(6), 710-731.

Ognyanova, K., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2015). Political Efficacy on the Internet: A Media System Dependency Approach. In L. Robinson, S. Cotten & J. Schulz (Eds.), Communication and Information Technologies: Politics, Participation, and Production. (pp. 3-27). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing. (-Download preprint PDF-)

Lazer, D., Ognyanova, K., Neblo, M., Minozzi, W., & Rubineau, B. (2014). The social control of political participation: Conflict and contagion as processes (de)mobilizing voting. Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Convention, Chicago, IL. (-Download paper PDF-)

Ognyanova, K., & Monge, P. (2013) A Multitheoretical, Multilevel, Multidimensional Network Model of the Media System: Production, Content, and Audiences. Communication Yearbook, 37. (-Download preprint PDF-)

Ognyanova, K., Chen, N.-T. N., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., An, Z., Son, M., Parks, M., & Gerson, D. (2013). Online Participation in a Community Context: Civic Engagement and Connections to Local Communication Resources. International Journal of Communication, 7, 2433-2456. (-Download paper PDF-)

Chen, N.-T. N., Ognyanova, K., Zhao, N., Liu, W., Gerson, D., Ball-Rokeach, S., & Parks, M. (2013). Communication and Socio-demographic Forces Shaping Civic Engagement Patterns in a Multiethnic City. In P. Moy (Ed.), Communication and Community. (-Download chapter PDF-)

Friedland, L. A., Napoli, P. M., Ognyanova, K., Weil, C., & Wilson III, E. J. (2012). Review of the Literature Regarding Critical Information Needs of the American Public. Washington, DC: Federal Communications Commission. (-Download executive summary PDF-) (-Download full report PDF-) (-Download annotated bibliography PDF-)

Margolin, D., Ognyanova, K., Huang, M., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. (2012). Team Formation and Performance on Nanohub: a Network Selection Challenge in Scientific Communities. In B. Vedres & M. Scotti (Eds.), Networks in Social Policy Problems (pp.80-100). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (-View book contents-)

Cole, J., Suman, M., Schramm, P., Zhou, L., Salvador, A., Ognyanova, K., & Lebo, H. (2012). The World Internet Project: International Report 2012. Los Angeles, CA: USC Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future.(-Download report PDF-)

Ognyanova, K. (2012). Media Control In Putin’s Russia – Implications for Online Content. In C. Livermore (Ed.), E-Politics and Organizational Implications of the Internet: Power, Influence and Social Change. (pp. 61-76). (-View book contents-) (-Download preprint PDF-)

Cole, J., Suman, M., Schramm, P., Zhou, L., Salvador, A., Ognyanova, K., & Lebo, H. (2011). The 2011 Digital Future Report. Ten Studies 2000‐2010: A Portrait of Americans on the Internet. Los Angeles, CA: USC Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future.(-Download report PDF-)

Ognyanova, K. (2010). Careful What You Say: Media Control In Putin’s Russia – Implications for Online Content. International Journal of E-Politics, 1(2), 1-15. IGI Global Excellence in Research Journal Awards: IJEP Best Published Journal Article for 2010. (-Download preprint PDF-)