David Karpf research presentation


SMPA faculty are among the most widely cited in journalism and political communication research publishing their innovative research in books and peer-reviewed journals. Faculty also work closely with students to collaborate and produce their own award-winning research presented at academic conferences around the country and develop white papers on topics at the forefront of journalism and communication research.


The Evolution of Black Women in Television

The Evolution of Black Women in Television: Mammies, Matriarchs and Mistresses

Imani M. Cheers examines explores how an increase of Black women in media ownership and executive roles has affected the portrayal Black women on television screens and in American society.
The New York Times website on tablet

The Rise of Attention Metrics: Can a New Digital Currency Help Sustain Journalism?

The report documents the rise of attention analytics, explores the current role of attention metrics in the newsroom and in display advertising sales, and offers analysis of what the future holds for time-based advertising transactions.
An Unlikely Audience

An Unlikely Audience: Al Jazeera's Struggle in America

William Youmans investigates the inner workings of the Al Jazeera Media Network, a complex news organization fighting to overcome deep obstacles, foster strategic alliances and build its identity in a country notoriously disinterested in international news.
Ask More

Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions and Spark Change

Frank Sesno makes a powerful case for the value of observing carefully, listening intently and asking more. He reveals a roadmap to inquiry that will change the way you question – and that might even change your life.
Interactive Journalism

Interactive Journalism: Hackers, Data, and Code

Nikki Usher examines the impact of digital technology on reporting, photojournalism, graphics and the other disciplines that define interactive journalism through eyewitness studies from Al Jazeera English to The New York Times.
Media Movements

Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Policy Reform in Latin America

Silvio Waisbord co-authors an in-depth analysis of how 21st-century movements throughout contemporary Latin America have given a voice to marginalized citizens whose lives have been upset by the falsity of a globalized economy.