Tag: research

Dr. Lei Guo wins Top Faculty Paper at International Communication Conference

Emerging Media Studies faculty Dr. Lei Guo won Top Faculty Paper at the 2017 International Communication Association Conference in San Diego with her paper “Global Agenda Setting: A Big Data Analysis of International News Flow,” co-authored with Chris Vargo from The University of Colorado Boulder. The updated version of the paper has been recently published… Read More

Binge-watching and Politics? Emerging Media Studies Research Connects the Two

Is binge-watching your favorite series effecting your political engagement? Jacob Groshek, Assistant Professor, Emerging Media Studies and Sarah Krongard, Ph.D. student in the Emerging Media Studies program, take on this question by dissecting the relationships between binge-watching and political participation. They have found that although there are a number of side effects to binge-watching (depression,… Read More

Jacob Groshek Talks Science on Social Media

Internet commentators love to shout their opinions, but new research shows that the loudest might not know what they’re talking about. Jacob Groshek, a Boston University College of Communication (COM) assistant professor of emerging media studies, researches online communication and social media. In a June 2016 essay in The Conversation, Groshek wrote about how online… Read More

Professor’s research goes national

To study TV viewers’ engagement with shows and stories featuring “anti-hero” characters, professor and co-director of the Communication Research Center Mina Tsay-Vogel is looking beyond the past research that suggests viewers enjoy watching “good” characters win and “bad” characters lose. In a 2013 study published in Mass Communication and Society, Tsay-Vogel and a professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado… Read More

COM highlights from AEJMC conference

Key faculty from Boston University’s College of Communication (COM) joined communication specialists from universities around the nation at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) annual conference in Chicago, August 9 -12. COM also announced its new Division of Emerging Media at a reception for colleagues, faculty, and friends on Thursday, August… Read More

Institute for Public Relations taps Wright as research fellow

Dr. Donald K. Wright Professor Donald K. Wright and five others have been named the first Research Fellows of the Institute for Public Relations Research. The criteria for selection include international research reputations in either academia or the practice, and a commitment to work with the Institute to identify and address broad research needs in… Read More

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