New media

The research group investigates many aspects at the intersection of science and new media, including the relationship between social media use and knowledge on public attitudes, the role of new media in scientific controversies, and how new media may be affecting public discourse of emerging technologies, for instance through commenting in blogs.

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Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., & Ladwig, P. (2013). The “nasty effect:” Online incivility and risk perceptions of emerging technologies. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communicationdoi: 10.1111/jcc4.12009.

Liang, X., Anderson, A. A., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. A. (2012). Information snapshots: What Google searches really tell us about emerging technologies. Nano Today, 7(2), 72-75. doi:10.1016/j.nantod.2012.01.001.

Runge, K.K., Yeo, S.K., Cacciatore, M., Scheufele, D.A., Brossard, D., Xenos, M., Anderson, A., Choi, D.H., Kim, J., Li, N., Liang, X., Stubbings, M., & Su, L.Y.F. (2013). Tweeting nano: How public discourses about nanotechnology develop in social media environments. Journal of Nanoparticle Research. (15)1:1-11. doi: 10.1007/s11051-012-1381-8.

Simis, M. J., Yeo, S. K., Rose, K. M., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., & Pope, B. K. (2016). New Media Audiences’ Perceptions of Male and Female Scientists in Two Sci-Fi Movies. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society. doi:10.1177/0270467616636195

Spartz, J. T., Su, L. Y.-F., Griffin, R., Brossard, D., & Dunwoody, S. (2015). YouTube, Social Norms and Perceived Salience of Climate Change in the American Mind. Environmental Communication, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2015.1047887