Tag Archives: Politics

Brexit, Scotland, & Trump: Real Threats to Democracy

At this moment, I shouldn’t be writing about the chaotic politics porn from the last couple of years all wrapped up in the decisions surrounding Scottish independence, Brexit, and Trump’s election  — I should be writing a book chapter on emotion and crisis, but my brain is obsessing about these three things, so I’m exorcising my writing demons. At the

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Reconceptualizing Mass Communication as Engagement: The Influence of Social Media

This editorial was first published in the Journal of Mass Communication and Journalism and is re-posted under Creative Commons Attribution License. “For the legions of critics who had previously dismissed platforms like Facebook and Twitter as vapid troughs of celebrity gossip and selfaggrandizement, the toppling of regimes in Tunisia and Egypt suggested that these tools were as effective for organizing protests and

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