Publications

Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of Social Media During the Arab Spring?
Policy Papers / Publications

Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of Social Media During the Arab Spring?

After analyzing over 3 million tweets, gigabytes of YouTube content and thousands of blog posts, a new study finds that social media played a central role in shaping political debates in the Arab Spring.  Conversations about revolution often preceded major events on the ground, and social media carried inspiring stories […]

Reviews:  Handbook of Internet Politics
Book Reviews / Books / Publications

Reviews: Handbook of Internet Politics

Reviews of The Handbook of Internet Politics Laberge, Yves. Review of Handbook of Internet Politics by Andrew Chadwick and Philip N. Howard. Political Studies Review 9, no. 1 (2011): 100–101. Stuart, David. Review of Handbook of Internet Politics by Andrew Chadwick and Philip N. Howard. Online Information Review 33, no. […]

Digital Media and the Arab Spring
Academic Articles / Publications

Digital Media and the Arab Spring

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 new tactics for catching dictators off guard. Eventually, authoritarian governments worked social media into their own counter-insurgency strategies. What have […]

Information Technologies and Omnivorous News Diets Over Three U.S. Presidential Elections
Academic Articles / Publications

Information Technologies and Omnivorous News Diets Over Three U.S. Presidential Elections

Technology convergence and rising expectations for interactivity have had a significant impact on the news diets of U.S. voters. While television may appear to be the most important single media in this system of political communication, for a growing portion of the population, news diets are defined by combinations and […]