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The exploration of the dynamic interplay between technological advancements and communication processes, investigating how digital tools, media and networks shape and are shaped by human interaction, information dissemination and societal changes.

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UMSI News, Awards & Honors: June 2024

06/04/2024

UMSI researchers are recognized nationally and internationally for their outstanding work. Read about their recent accomplishments. 

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Recent publications by UMSI faculty and PhD students. ACM FAccT Conference and ICWSM 2024. Recent publications by UMSI faculty and PhD students.

FAcct 2024 and ICWSM: UMSI Research Roundup

06/03/2024

UMSI research and workshops for the 2024 FAcct conference, as well as the AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media. 

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UMSI Research. Author mentions in science news reveal widespread disparities across name-inferred ethnicities. Misha Teplitskiy, assistant professor. Davig Jurgens, associate professor.

Study: Author mentions in science news reveal widespread disparities

05/30/2024

A new paper by UMSI assistant professor Misha Teplitskiy and associate professor David Jurgens finds researchers with non-Anglo names are written out of science journalism in the U.S. 

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Where do Nextdoor communities exist—and what do they talk about?

05/30/2024

A new study by UMSI doctoral student Megan Brown provides new data about Nextdoor, America's most popular hyperlocal platform.  

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Award-winning journalist Kara Swisher visits U-M to talk misinformation, need for tech regulation

03/21/2024

Swisher’s new memoir offers an insider’s perspective on the tech world. She was joined in conversation by General Motors CEO Mary Barra at an event co-sponsored by UMSI.

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UMSI Research. "From Information Poverty to Information Deficit: An Intersectional Analysis of Women of Color's News Information-Seeking Habits in the Digital Age." Chelsea Peterson-Salahuddin.

Faculty Research Highlight: Chelsea Peterson-Salahuddin

02/29/2024

Peterson-Salahuddin’s new paper examines the role of media institutions in marginalizing women of color and their access to news information in the digital age. 

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