Data Share: Data Breaches in Europe 2005-2014 Photo Credit:  Marina Noordegraaf
Pax Technica: Cover Art! Pax Technica:  Cover Art!
NSF EAGER award to study how people use bots to manipulate people NSF EAGER award to study how people use bots to manipulate people
GDADS Wins 2014 Prize in Public Interest Communication Research GDADS Wins 2014 Prize in Public Interest Communication Research
Commentary and OpEds Edel Rodriguez

New York Times: Hungary’s Crackdown on the Press

(This originally appeared as “Hungary’s Crackdown on the Media“.) BUDAPEST — The European Union faces a challenging conundrum. While Hungary has embarked on building Europe’s most controlled media system, the European Commission just agreed in August to provide the country with nearly 22 billion euros of economic assistance. Hungary has […]

Books Pax Technica:  Cover Art!

Pax Technica: Cover Art!

Thanks to Joe Calamia  and the Yale team the book is now “in production”:  Dan Heaton was the manuscript editor, Samantha Ostrowski prepared the book for release, and Nancy Ovedovitz designed the book’s jacket. Photo credit:  Google/Connie Zhou, see more photos www.google.com/datacenters.    

Academic Articles

Participation, Civics and Your Next Coffee Maker

This is the prepublication version of my response to the article by Ethan Zuckerman “New Media, New Civics?” published in Policy & Internet (2014: vol. 6, issue 2).  Final version, with Zuckerman’s essay and other responses, here.   Ethan Zuckerman’s essay on participatory civics offers a nice example of how […]

Policy Papers Digital Activism and Non Violent Conflict

Digital Activism and Non Violent Conflict

This project report, done with Frank Edwards and Mary Joyce, is mirrored at the website of the Digital Activism Research Project. Download:  Frank Edwards, Philip N. Howard, Mary Joyce, “Digital Activism and Non-Violent Conflict,” Digital Activism Research Project, 2013. 23 pp. Seattle, University of Washington. In order to analyze the […]

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Democracy’s Fourth Wave – Creative Commons Release
Books / Publications

Democracy’s Fourth Wave – Creative Commons Release

Our book Democracy’s Fourth Wave?  Digital Media and the Arab Spring was published under a modified Creative Commons license with Oxford University Press.  Oxford has provided a publication quality PDF of first three chapters for download.  Full manuscript in February 2015.            

Teaching / Teaching Presentations

Prezi: Qualitative Research I & II

Qualitative research employs a family of perspectives and tools that give an investigator very direct contact with research subjects, settings and artifacts, meaning both strengths and limitations for the method.    

Teaching / Teaching Presentations

Prezi: Content Analysis

Content analysis is a systematic way of generalizing from textual or video artifacts, and as a method they have both strengths and weaknesses.    

Teaching / Teaching Presentations

Prezi: Focus Groups

Focus groups can be a systematic ways of collecting evidence about the social world, and as a method they have both strengths and weaknesses.