Recent Publications


Mina Tsay-Vogel (2015 “Me versus them: Third-person effects among Facebook users.” New Media and Society. 

L Guo, YNK Chen, H Vu, Q Wang, R Aksamit, D Guzek, M Jachimowski. (2015). “Coverage of the Iraq War in the United States, Mainland China, Taiwan, and Poland: A transnational network agenda-setting study.” Journalism Studies 16 (3), 343-362


Katz, James E. (Ed.), (May 2014). Living inside mobile social information.

Engelbert, J. and Groshek, J. (2014). “Populism as PR: An International Perspective of Public Diplomacy Trends.”  In G. Golan, S. Yang, and D. Kinsey (Eds.), International Public Relations and Public Diplomacy: Communication and Engagement (pp. 331- 345). Peter Lang Publishing.

Breuer, A. and Groshek, J. (2014). “Online Media and Offline Empowerment in Democratic Transition: Linking Forms of Internet Use with Political Attitudes and Behaviors in Post-Rebellion Tunisia.” Journal of Information Technology and Policy, 11(1), 25-44. Full text.

Groshek, J. and Bachman, I. (2014).  “A Latin Spring? Examining Digital Diffusion and Youth Bulges in Forecasting Political Change in Latin America.” In Y. Welp and A. Breuer (Eds.), Digital Opportunities for Democratic Governance in Latin America (pp. 17-32). Routledge.

Breuer, A. and Groshek, J. (2014).  “Slacktivism or Efficiency-Increased Activism?  Online Political Participation and the Brazilian Ficha Limpa Anti-Corruption Campaign.” In Y. Welp and A. Breuer (Eds.), Digital Opportunities for Democratic Governance in Latin America (pp. 165-182).Routledge.

Groshek, J. (2014). “Development Institutions.”  In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Groshek, J. and Brookes, S. (2014).  “YouTube / OurTube / TheirTube: Official and Unofficial Online Campaign Advertising, Negativity, and Popularity.” In J. A. Hendricks and D. Shill (Eds.), Presidential Campaigning and Social Media (pp. 140-153). Oxford University Press.

CJ Vargo, L Guo, M McCombs, DL Shaw. (2014). “Network issue agendas on Twitter during the 2012 US presidential election.” Journal of Communication 64 (2), 296-316

S Harlow, L Guo. (2014). “Will the Revolution be Tweeted or Facebooked? Using Digital Communication Tools in Immigrant Activism.” Journal of Computer‐Mediated Communication 19 (3), 463-478
HT Vu, L Guo, ME McCombs. (2014) “Exploring “the World Outside and the Pictures in Our Heads” A Network Agenda-Setting Study.” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 91 (4), 669-686


L Guo, S Harlow. (2014) “User-Generated Racism: An Analysis of Stereotypes of African Americans, Latinos, and Asians in YouTube Videos.” Howard Journal of Communications 25 (3), 281-302

ME McCombs, L Guo. (2014) “Agenda-Setting Influence of the Media in the Public Sphere.”  The Handbook of Media and Mass Communication Theory, 249-268

Yeykelis, L., Cummings, J.J., & Reeves, B. (2014). Multitasking on a computer: Arousal and the frequency, anticipation, and prediction of task-switching. Journal of Communication, 64(1), 167-192.



Halpern, Daniel.; Katz, James (2013), “Close but not stuck: Understanding social distance in human-robot interaction through a computer mediation approach.”,Intervalle

Katz, James E.; Halpern, Daniel (2013), “Attitudes toward robots suitability for various jobs as affected robot appearance.”, Behaviour & Information Technology: 1–13,

Katz, James E. (2013). Mobile gazing two-ways: Visual layering as an emerging mobile communication service. Mobile Media & Communication, 1(1), 129-133.

Katz, James E. & Daniel Halpern. (2013). Political and developmental correlates of social media participation in government: A global survey of national leadership websites. International Journal of Public Administration, 36 (1), 1-15.

 Groshek, J. and Al-Rawi, A. (2013). “A ‘Sentimental’ Election: Contextualizing Data and Public Sentiment in Social Media Content during the 2012 US Presidential Campaign.” Social Scientific Computer Review, 31(5), 563-576.  

Groshek, J. and 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).

Groshek, J. and Dimitrova, D. (2013). “A Cross Section of Political Involvement, Partisanship and Online Media in Middle America during the 2008 Presidential Campaign.” Atlantic Journal of Communication, 21(2)

Den Hartogh, R., Heng Hsu, C., and Groshek, J. (2013).  Music in the eyes: Contextual framing and emotional attributions in user-generated content and culture.  Widerscreen, 1(1). 

L Guo, L Lee. (2013). “The Critique of YouTube-based Vernacular Discourse: A Case Study of YouTube’s Asian Community.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 30 (5), 391-406