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The Media Cold War

This is the Prezi show for my latest talk called “The Media Cold War”.  I have presented this at Princeton and the Central European University.  It requires Flash, and may take a moment to fully load.  If it doesn’t load in your browser, you can go directly to the Prezi […]

Commentary Essays / In The News / Presentations / Reuters

Reuters: Social Media and the New Cold War

(This originally appeared as “Social Media and the New Cold War” on the Reuters Commentary Wire. View Anne-Marie Slaughter’s riff on the theme.) Watch talk on this topic. View Prezi on this topic. There is a new Cold War starting. It does not involve opposing military forces, but it does […]

Academic Articles / Publications

Social Media and Political Change

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 […]

Academic Articles / Publications

When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks?

Although there have been many studies of the different ways regimes censor the use of social media by their citizens, shutting off social media altogether is something that rarely happens. However, it happens at the most politically sensitive times and has widespread—if not global—consequences for political, economic and cultural life. […]