Twitter Collection and Analysis Toolkit (TCAT)
Check out the newest way to collect tweets and process data for network analysis and visualization using the TCAT.
Spring 2015 Distinguished Lecture
Dr. Lev Manovich presented "Visualizing Instagram: How to Study Big Social Data Without Using Numbers" on April 9.
Breaking New Ground
The Communication Research Center faculty are making an incredible impact in the field of communication research.
Top News from Communication Research Center
- Dr. James E. Katz will be the Keynote Speaker for this year’s International Communication Association pre-conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 20-21, 2015.
- Dr. Renita Coleman and Dr. Denis Wu published a book, “Image and Emotion in Voter Decisions: The Affect Agenda” (Lexington Books). This book uses a decade of empirical data to explore the role of a candidate’s image as portrayed in the media on the public’s affective impressions and voting behavior. It merges second-level agenda setting with affective intelligence theory to propose a new way of systematically thinking about agenda setting in elections.
- Dr. Donald Wright was appointed Editor-in-Chief and Dr. Cheryl Ann Lambert was appointed Associate Editor of a new, refereed online academic journal, Research Journal of the Institute for Public Relations.
- Dr. Lei Guo is one of the first recipients of Boston University’s East Asia Studies Career Development Professorship.
- Dr. Mina Tsay-Vogel published an article, “Me versus them: Third-person effects among Facebook users” in New Media & Society.
- Dr. Jacob Groshek and Dr. Ahmed Al-Rawi have a forthcoming article, “Anti-austerity in the Euro crisis: Modeling protest movements through online-mobile-social media use and content” in International Journal of Communication.
- Dr. Lei Guo and Dr. Summer Harlow published an article, “User-generated racism: An analysis of stereotypes of African Americans, Latinos and Asians in YouTube videos” in Howard Journal of Communication.
- Dr. Denis Wu and Dr. Renita Coleman published an article, “The affective effect on political judgment: Comparing the influences of candidate attributes and issue congruence” in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.
- Dr. K. Maja Krakowiak and Dr. Mina Tsay-Vogel published an article, “The dual role of morally ambiguous characters: Examining the effect of morality salience on narrative responses” in Human Communication Research.
- New research published in Computers in Human Behavior by Dr. Sebastian Valenzuela and Dr. Daniel Halpern of the Catholic University of Chile and Dr. James Katz of Boston University finds a correlation between marital dissatisfaction and social media usage. Check out their article here and a special feature in Pacific Standard: The Science of Society.
- Dr. Tammy Vigil published an article, “Feminine views in the feminine style: Convention speeches by presidential nominees’ spouses” in the Southern Communication Journal.
- Check out the most recent publications by the CRC research fellows.
- Effectively use the most advanced theory and methods for examining communication
- Address both theoretical and applied problems and their intersection
- Integrate the talents and abilities of researchers across fields at Boston University to focus on communication-related issues
- Educate undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty on cutting-edge developments in communication research
Researchers of the Communication Research Center maintain active academic research programs across a variety of study areas including:
- Media effects
- Media studies
- Adoption of new communication technologies
- Political communication process and impact
- Public relations process and impact
- The impact of media on popular culture
- The role of media in international public diplomacy
- The process and impact of international communication
- The impact of media portrayals on gender self-image
- Communication and environment, science and health