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 Trust but verify (Доверяй, но проверяй, Doveryai, no proveryai)
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 Competing with Data Analytics in a Social World
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 AEJMC in Washington D.C.
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 Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and Media program
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 BEA – Las Vegas 2018
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 New Research on Charity via Social Media
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 Research Conferences in Communication
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 Presenting at ICA 2017, San Diego, California
Research: Social media engagement: What motivates user participation and consumption on YouTube? Abstract This study unearths the motives for YouTube user engagement that has been conceptualized as active participation and passive content consumption. In light of the Uses and Gratifications framework, a sample of 1143 registered YouTube users completed online surveys that helped gauge user… Continue reading Social Media Engagement on YouTube
The American people have spoken, democracy has taken its due course, and Donald J. Trump has been elected as the 45th president of the United States. While many are celebrating at this landslide election victory, others are trying to make sense of what has happened. A number of polls had forecasted a win for the Democratic… Continue reading Engage outside the echo chambers!