Howard, Philip N. and Malcolm Parks. “Social Media and Political Change.” Special Issue of the Journal of Communication. 2012. This introductory essay highlights the key findings, methodological tool kit, and production process of this Special Issue. We argue that communication researchers are uniquely positioned to analyze the relationships between social [...]
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Howard, Philip N. and Muzammil Hussain. “Digital Media and the Arab Spring.” Journal of Democracy 22, no. 3 (2011): 35-48. During the “Arab Spring,” young tech savvy activists led uprisings in a dozen countries across North Africa and the Middle East. At first, digital media allowed democratization movements to develop [...]
Massanari, Adrienne, and Philip N. Howard. “Information Technologies and Omnivorous News Diets Over Three U.S. Presidential Elections.” Journal of Information Technology and Politics 8, no. 2, (2011): 177-198. Technology convergence and rising expectations for interactivity have had a significant impact on the news diets of U.S. voters. While television may [...]
Howard, Philip N. “Digitizing the Social Contract: Producing American Political Culture in the Age of New Media.” The Communication Review 6, no. 3 (2003): 213–45. Slideshare Presentation Campaigns are complex exercises in the creation, transmission, and mutation of significant political symbols. However, there are important differences between political communication through [...]