My research -- like that on country image as represented by social media content, visualized above --  is often featured in news reporting of social, technological, and political issues, with a sample of some of those items from The Conversation, WBUR (the Boston-area NPR affiliate), the Boston Herald, Think Progress, and Deutsche Welle below. In addition, journalists and students often reach out to quote me in their original reporting, and just a few of those contributions are sampled on this page.  One of the most important things I think academics can do is to engage more fully with broader audiences and thereby extend the reach of their work.  If you are journalist, student, or news organization and would like to contact me for an interview or quote, please email me directly or simply fill out this form

  • Boston Herald. Social media giant’s new tools look to curb cyberbullying. (16 November 2016 | link)
  • The Conversation. Are we streaming into political participation through a personalized, on-demand TV diet? (30 October 2016 | link).
  • Kansas City Star. How social media provides grist for the rumor mill during times of crisis. (24 September 2016 | link).
  • The Conversation. How social media can distort and misinform when communicating science. (30 June 2016 | link).
  • The Conversation. Customer service on hold: we hate phone menus and don’t trust virtual assistants like Siri. (7 April 2016 | link). 
  • Boston Herald. It’s a down Periscope for selfie-incriminating criminals. (14 October 2015 | link).   
  • Boston Herald. Facebook’s getting a ‘dislike’ button. (16 September 2015 | link). 
  • Boston Herald. ‘Social media murder’ may be new normal. (27 August 2015 | link).  
  • National Observer. Racist Twitter attacks on U of T professor by Alberta oil activists spark complaint. (16 June 2015 | link).
  • The Conversation. How texting helped fuel the anti-austerity protests roiling Europe. (28 October 2015 | link). 
  • WBUR. Heading Into Election Night, Coakley Still Leads Baker In Governor’s Race (On Twitter). (4 November 2014 | link).
  • BU-TV10. The Midterms – Live On-Air Interview.  (4 November 2014 | link). 
  • Canvas 8. Wait! What Does Your Portable Life Coach Say? (29 October 2014 | link).  
  • WBUR. While Polls Show Mass. Governor’s Race Too Close To Call, Twitter Data Shows Clear Leader. (23 October 2014 | link).  
  • Think Progress. Why The Oldest Member Of Congress Just Lost His Seat. (28 May 2014 | link).  
  • Boston University.  Free Speech Installation Project.  (18 April 2014 | link). 
  • Think Progress. How ad companies ruin selfies for everyone. (8 April 2014 | link).  
  • 88.9 / WERS. Social creatures: A connected community. (30 March 2014 | link). 
  • Visions [University of Melbourne]: Negative Campaign Comparisons. (16 December 2012 | link). 
  • Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau [National Dutch Newswire]. Netherlands too small for Dutch iPad newspaper. (23 January 2011 | link). 
  • Deutsche Welle. American professor conducts empirical study on Internet’s democratizing effects. (18 January 2011 | link).  
  • AEJMC. Communication Technology Division Newsletter. (Biannually, Fall 2006 to Winter 2014 | link)

Please see my full CV for a complete list of all the speaking engagements and media appearances I've had, as well as related scholarly and professional research activity.