Journalism Studies

Journalism researchers investigate the process of news production, dissemination, and reception, as well as emerging media’s transformation of the process. CRC researchers employ computational methods and network analysis to trace news flow across the boundaries of media and nations. Our researchers also specialize in journalistic misinformation, including native advertising and branded content, fact-checking, fake news, and public (mis)trust in journalism.


2019

Al-Rawi, A., Groshek, J., & Zhang, L. (2019). What the fake? Assessing the extent of networked political spamming and bots in the propagation of #fakenews on Twitter. Online Information Review. (link)

Amazeen, M. (2019, May). News or not? Methodological considerations in measuring recognition of native advertising in digital news contexts. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Cahill, T. J. (2019, May). What predicts hostile comments on online news? An integration of social-psychological approaches. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Guo, L. (2019). Media agenda diversity and intermedia agenda setting in a controlled media environment: A computational analysis of China’s online news. Journalism Studies, 1-18. Advance online publication. (link)

Guo, L. (2019, May). Predictors of global intermedia agenda setting. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Graves, L., & Amazeen, M. A. (2019). Fact-checking as idea and practice in journalism. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. (link)

Zhang, Y., & Guo, L. (2019, May). A battlefield for “public opinion struggle”: How does news consumption from different information sources on social media influence government satisfaction in China? Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

 

2018

Amazeen, M. A. (2018, April). Recognizing news in an era of content confusion. Simmons College Know News: Engaging with Mis- and Disinformation Symposium, Keynote Speaker. Boston, MA.

Amazeen, M. A., Thorson, E., Muddiman, A. R., & Graves, L. (2018). Correcting political and consumer misperceptions: The effectiveness and effects of rating scale versus contextual correction formats. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 95(1), 28-48. (link)

Amazeen, M.A., Vargo, C., & Hopp, T. (2018). Reinforcing attitudes in a gatewatching news era: Individual-level antecedents to sharing fact-checks on social media. Communication Monographs. Advance online publication. (link)

Coleman, R., & Wu, D. (2018, August). Individual differences in second-level agenda setting. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Downes, E. (2018, February). Fighting fake news: The latest on President Trump and Congress. Lasell College Graduate Communication Guest Lecture Series.

Guo, L. (2018, August). Fake news is not controlled in a controlled environment: An analysis of China’s online news. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Guo, L. (2018, May). The rise of non-official voices in China: Intermedia agenda setting in a controlled media environment. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Guo, L. (2018, April). The future of agenda-setting research in the digital age. Presented at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Guo, L., & Hong, V. T. (2018). Media vs. reality: Who sets the public agenda on health?. The Agenda Setting Journal, 2, 3-24. (link)

Guo, L., & Vargo, C. (2018). “Fake news” and emerging online media ecosystem: An integrated intermedia agenda-setting analysis of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Communication Research. Advance online publication. (link)

Lambert, C. A., & Wu, H. D. (2018). Journalists in Taiwan: Marketplace challenges in a free media system. In Eric Freedman, Robyn Goodman, & Elanie Steyn (Eds.), Global Journalism, pp. 57-68. New York: Routledge.

Seaton, K., & Wu, H. D. (2018, May). Making war or peace with emotion: Linking presidential speech, news coverage, and public opinion in the Iraq and Iran cases. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Waldherr, A., & Guo, L. (2018, May). Wave of opportunity: Frame networks of political challengers and news media during a food scandal. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Wang, W., & Guo, L. (2018, May). Framing genetically modified mosquitoes in the online news and Twitter: Intermedia frame setting in the issue-attention cycle. Public Understanding of Science, 27(8), 937-951. (link)

 

2017

Amazeen, M. A., & Muddiman, A. R. (2017). Saving media or trading on trust? The effects of native advertising on audience perceptions of legacy and online news publishers. Digital Journalism, 6(2), 176-195. (link)

Amazeen, M. A. (2017). Journalistic interventions: The structural factors affecting the global emergence of fact-checking. Journalism. (link)

Amazeen, M.A. (2017, December). Content confusion in an era of fake news. Act4Impact Symposium, New York, New York.

Amazeen, M. A. (2017, May). An empirical examination of the global emergence of fact-checking. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Bucy, E. & Amazeen, M. A. (2017, November). Susceptibility to fake news: The inoculating influence of procedural news knowledge. Paper presented at the European Communication Research and Education Association’s Political Communication Section Interim Conference, Zurich, Switzerland.

Groshek, J. (2017). Organically modified news networks: Gatekeeping in social media coverage of genetically modified organisms. In M. Adria and Y. Mao (Eds.), Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Era of New Media (pp. 107-121). IGI Global. (link)

Guo, L., Mays, K., & Wang, J. (2017). Whose story wins on Twitter? Visualizing the South China Sea Dispute. Journalism Studies, 1-22. (link)

Guo, L. (2017, October). The power of information networks: New directions for agenda setting in a “big data” era. Invited talk at Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Guo, L., & Vargo, C. (2017, May). Global agenda setting: A big data analysis of international news flow. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA. [Top faculty paper]

Katz, J. E. (2017, May). Your jaw will drop when learn the truth about fake news! Contextualizing the fake news problem. ICA Fellows panel. International Communication Association annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

Katz, J. E., & Crocker, E. T. (2017, March). Is fake news a continuation of politics by other means? Seminar “Journée d’études: Post-vérité et Web.” Collège d’études mondiales, Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris, France.

Vargo, C. J., Guo, L., & Amazeen, M. A. (2017). The agenda-setting power of fake news: A big data analysis of the online media landscape from 2014 to 2016. New Media & Society, 20(5), 2028-2049. (link)

Wu, H. D. (2017, May). Risks of sea-level change delivered in governmental communications and news media. Paper presented at the 67th annual ICA preconference on Strategic Environmental Communication and Exploration of Research in Crisis, Risk, and Disaster, San Diego, CA.

 

2016

Amazeen, M. A., Thorson, E., Muddiman, A., & Graves, L. (2016). Correcting political and consumer misperceptions: The effectiveness and effects of rating scale versus contextual correction formats. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 95(1), 28-48. (link)

Groshek, J., & Holt, L.F. (2016). When official consensus equals more negativity in media coverage: Broadcast television news and the (re-)indexing of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal. Media, War & Conflict, 1-19. (link)

Groshek, J., & Tandoc, E. (2016). The affordance effect: Gatekeeping and (non)reciprocal journalism on Twitter. Computers in Human Behavior, 66, 201-210. (link)

Tsay-Vogel, M. (2016, September). Breaking news: Identity, violence, and the media. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

Vargo, C. & Guo, L. (2016). Networks, big data, and intermedia agenda-setting: an analysis of traditional, partisan, and emerging online U.S. news. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 94(4), 1031-1055. (link)

Wu, H. D., & Lambert, C. A. (2016). Impediments to journalistic ethics: How Taiwan media market obstructs news professional practice. Journal of Media Ethics, 31(1), 35-50. (link)

Wu, H. D., (2016, July). Predicting information flow across national borders: From mass media to social media. Keynote Speaker at Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France, July 6, 2016.

 

2015

Chung, D. S., Tsay-Vogel, M., & Kim, Y. S. (2015). Who’s following Twitter? Coverage of the microblogging phenomenon by U.S. cable news networks. International Journal of Communication, 9, 3369-3393. (link)

Guo, L., & Vargo, C. (2015). The power of message networks: A big-data analysis of the Network Agenda Setting Model and issue ownership. Mass Communication and Society, 18(5), 557-576. (link)

Guo, L. (2015, May). Community radio help us to tell our stories, but to whom?. Presented at the International Communication Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Guo, L., & Vu, H. (2015, May). The news tells us what is the most urgent health problem, but that is not reality: A longitudinal agenda-setting study 2001 to 2010. Presented at the International Communication Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

2014

Lambert, C. A. & Wu, H. D.. (2014). Traditional journalism in transition: Taiwan media professionals construct new work roles. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 24(2), 239-256. (link)

Lambert, C. A. & Wu, H. D.. (2014). Influencing forces or mere interview sources? How key constituencies shaped health care media discourse. Health Marketing Quarterly, 31(4), 312-325. (link)

Supa, D., Zoch, L., & Scanlon, J. (2014, August). Does social media use affect journalists’ perceptions of source credibility? Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Montreal, Canada. *This paper won the Wilcox Award for top research paper – PR Division.

Vu, H. T., Guo, L., & McCombs, M. (2014). Exploring “the world outside and the pictures in our heads”: A network agenda setting study. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 91(4), 669-686. (link)

Wu, D. (2014, May.) A gridlock scenario of political communication: Partisan media, selective exposure, and agenda setting effect. Presented at the International Communication Association conference in Seattle, WA.

Zoch, L. M., Supa, D. W., & van Tuyll, D. R. (2014). The development of the image of public relations in the New York Times – 1904-1934. Public Relations Review, 40(4), 723-732. (link)

Zoch, L. M., & Supa, D. W. (2014). Dictating the news: Understanding newsworthiness from the journalistic perspective. Public Relations Journal, 8(1). (link)

 

2013

Groshek, J., & Clough Groshek, M. K. (2013). Agenda trending: Reciprocity and the predictive capacity of social networking sites in intermedia agenda setting across topics over time. Media and Communication, 1(1), 1-27. (link)

Groshek, J., & Holt, L. (2013, August). “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” reporting: Examining broadcast network news coverage and indexing of a national debate over time. Presented at the 96th annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in Washington D.C. (Top Faculty Paper in the Electronic News Division.)

 

2011

Hudacek D., Kuruvilla S., Kim N., Semrau K., Thea D., Qazi, S., Pleasant, A., & Shanahan, J. (2011). Analyzing media coverage of the global fund diseases compared with lower funded diseases (childhood pneumonia, diarrhea and measles). PLoS ONE, 6(6), e20438. (link)

Lambert, C. A. (2011). Seeking out citizen journalists: Media beyond the mainstream. In S. Goldstein (Ed.), PR News’ Media Training Guidebook (pp. 178-180). Rockville, MD: PR News Press.

Kim, S. H., Scheufele, D., Shanahan, J., & Choi, D. H. (2011). Deliberation in spite of controversy? News media and the public’s evaluation of a controversial issue in South Korea. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 88(2), 320-336. (link)

 

2010

Coleman, R., & Wu, H. D. (2010). Proposing emotion as a dimension of affective agenda setting: Separating affect into two components and comparing their second-level effects. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 87(2), 315-327. (link)

Goidel, K., Procopio, S., Terrell, D., & Wu, H. D. (2010). Sources of economic news and economic expectations. American Politics Research, 38, 1-19. (link)

 

2009

Dill, R., & Wu, H. D. (2009). Coverage of Katrina in local, regional, national newspapers. Newspaper Research Journal, 30(1), 6-20. (link)

Wu, H. D., & Coleman, R. (2009). Advancing agenda-setting theory: The comparative strength and new contingent conditions of the two levels of agenda-setting effects. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 86(4), 775-789. (link)

 

2008

Wu, H. D., & Izard, R. (2008). Representing the total community: Relationships between Asian American staff and Asian American coverage in nine U.S. newspapers. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 85(1), 99-112. (link)