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GDADS Wins 2014 Prize in Public Interest Communication Research
Awards / Data / Research

GDADS Wins 2014 Prize in Public Interest Communication Research

The Digital Activism Research Project has been awarded a prize for its work in public interest communications.  Awarded by the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, the prize is given to research projects that both advance scholarly understanding of social phenomena and tackle issues of interest to the public.  Team member Frank […]

Data Share:  When Do States Disconnect Digital Networks? 1985-2011
Data / Original Data

Data Share: When Do States Disconnect Digital Networks? 1985-2011

Here is the original event data set we built for (known) incidents when a government interfered with its information infrastructure for political reasons.  Its now a few years out of date so in sharing it I hope others might be interested in keeping up this line of research. When do […]

Reuters:  Let’s Make Candidates Pledge Not to Use Bots
Commentary Essays / In The News / Reuters

Reuters: Let’s Make Candidates Pledge Not to Use Bots

(This originally appeared as “Let’s Make Candidates Pledge Not to Use Bots” on the Reuters Commentary Wire.) Bots — chunks of computer code that generate messages and replicate themselves — have been infecting political discourse around the world. They have been spotted try to influence elections in the United Kingdom, Mexico and just recently, South […]

Islam for Journalists
Book Chapter / Other Public Writing

Islam for Journalists

Just contributed to the Islam for Journalists e-book project with a chapter called “Digital Islam”.  The crisp looking pdf of the whole e-book is mirrored here, and it is also available on the cataloge page of the Reynolds Journalism Institute.  It was a neat project because we were supposed to anticipate the […]