Network Visualization and Analysis with Gephi

Network analysis can simply be understood as the analysis of social networks. The analysis provides a visual representation of different members (or nodes) within a network, and how they connect to each other. I use Gephi to visualize networks based on data from Twitter and Facebook. I would highly recommend the following book: Analyzing the Social Web by Jennifer... Continue Reading →

Sentiment Analysis with SentiStrength

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 →

Trust but verify (Доверяй, но проверяй, Doveryai, no proveryai)

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 three reviewers, the paper is now finally... Continue Reading →

AEJMC in Washington D.C.

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 →

Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and Media program

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 Khan, Director... Continue Reading →

BEA – Las Vegas 2018

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) had its 63rd Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 07 – 10, 2018. If you haven’t heard about BEA, here is a brief introduction from their website: “The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premier international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement... Continue Reading →

New Research on Charity via Social Media

Widespread social media use is impacting just about every aspect of life. Users around the globe are employing social media to connect and engage. Businesses, organizations and state institutions have all found social media to be of immense benefit in reaching their audiences effectively. My team at the SMART Lab in Scripps College of Communication... Continue Reading →

Research Conferences in Communication

Following is a list of major conferences in Communication and related fields: ConferencePaper Submission DeadlineVenueICAInternational Communication Association (ICA)“ICA is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication.”Website: https://www.icahdq.org/ Nov 01 USA & International BEA Broadcast Education Association (BEA)“The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premiere international academic media... Continue Reading →

Presenting at ICA 2017, San Diego, California

I am excited to have successfully led two research projects to completion and will be presenting our work at the International Communication Association (ICA) 2017 conference in San Diego, United States. Study 1 (Sports Communication Division): How social media defined Rio Olympics: A text analytics approach towards understanding the impact of Zika Virus, [M. Laeeq Khan; Zulfia... Continue Reading →

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