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I am pleased to announce our latest research article on #DigitalInequality and #DigitalLiteracy published in Telematics and Informatics journal: Digital inequality in the Appalachian Ohio: Understanding how demographics, internet access, and skills can shape vital information use (VIU). We offer a model of Vital Internet Use (VIU) to help understand beneficial outcomes of Internet use. Having internet at… Continue Reading »

There are a handful of free tools available to conduct network analysis. No matter which field you belong to, network analysis and visualizations can greatly enhance your understanding of key players within a network or a community. I would categorize these tools by the level of difficulty in terms of learning a programming language (such… Continue Reading »

The following is a tutorial for conducting a quality sentiment analysis of social media data (in this case Twitter). I describe what sentiment analysis is, how it started, and why it is important. I also offer a sentiment analysis process that I believe sums up the technique. I then introduce a valuable tool called SentiStrength.… Continue Reading »

2019 starts with an important research publication concerning the rise of misinformation and the importance of information verification: Khan, M. L., & Idris, I. K. (2019). Recognize Misinformation and Verify Before Sharing: A Reasoned Action and Information Literacy Perspective, Behavior & Information Technology, https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2019.1578828.              After a rigorous double-blind review by… Continue Reading »

I was invited by the Office of Vice President for Research and Creativity and the Ohio University to deliver a talk in Café Conversations discussing “Competing with Data Analytics in a Social World” on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center. Responding to the changing environment, organizations are… Continue Reading »

The annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference took place in Washington, D.C., from August 6th through August 9th. This year too, the gathering brought together hundreds of research scholars, educators, and practitioners from around the world. The conference is a go to place for anyone interested in knowing more about… Continue Reading »

The Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) in Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism hosts the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and Media program. The program brings together journalism and media scholars from 18 different countries. This year too (SUSI 2018) the scholars attended an insightful and interactive presentation by Dr. Laeeq… Continue Reading »