New Research Posted

I presented two papers at the APSA conference last weekend.  The first (at the Political Communication Preconference) was a report on the “Membership Communications Project,”  which is a dataset of 2,162 advocacy group emails, compiled over a 6 month time period.  The second was a paper called “Beyond Citizen Journalism” which uses the Weigelgate controversy […]

Book Chapter in “Digital Activism Decoded”

An excerpt from my book chapter in Digital Activism Decoded is now up on the meta-activismsite.  The chapter is titled “Measuring the Success of Digital Campaigns” and is written for an audience of digital activism practitioners rather than academics (translation: very little literature review + some relatable personal stories from my days as an environmental organizer). The […]

New Position(s) for 2010-11

I’m thrilled to announce that, beginning in September 2010, I’ll be joining the faculty of the Rutgers School of Communication and Information as an Assistant Professor in the Journalism and Media Studies Department. Additionally, I’ll be joining the Yale Information Society Project as a Visiting Fellow for the 2010-11 schoolyear. Finally, I’ve joined the strategy […]

Upcoming conference presentations

I’ll be presenting a whole slew of new work this spring. April 23rd I’ll be presenting a paper on interest group endorsements in the 2008 Presidential Primary at the Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting. May 6th and 7th I’ll be at the Politics of Open Source conference at UMass-Amherst, presenting a theory-building piece on […]

Free copies of “Understanding Blogspace” now available

The publisher of Journal of Information Technology and Politics has decided to make the top 5 most-downloaded articles of 2009 available for free here. As the copyright is held by Taylor and Francis, I have only included a link to the firewalled informaworld page for my “Understanding Blogspace” article through this site.  Thanks to everyone […]

Firedoglake book salon on Matthew Kerbel’s “Netroots”

On Sunday, November 1st, I moderated a book salon discussion of Matthew Kerbel’s Netroots: Online Progressives and the Transformation of American Politics.  Professor Kerbel and I served on a panel together this summer at Netroots Nation, and I highly recommend his book. I’d like to thank Professor Kerbel, Beverly Wright, and the FireDogLake community for the […]

New Publication: “Blogosphere Research: A Mixed-Methods Approach to Rapidly Changing Systems”

Special thanks to Professor Hsinchun Chen, Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems, for the invitation to contribute to their forum on “trends and controversies in AI, E-government, and Politics 2.0.” The short piece was published in the September/October 2009 issue (volume 24, number 5) and a PDF is available here and on my “conference papers […]