John Wihbey

Northeastern University

Associate Professor

School of Journalism; Ethics Institute

School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

Boston, MA Massachusetts 02115

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

23

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Scholarly Papers (23)

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The Emerging Science of Content Labeling: Contextualizing Social Media Content Moderation

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 06 Jan 2021
Northeastern University Ethics Institute, Network Science Institute, Northeastern University, Northeastern University, Northeastern University Ethics Institute and Northeastern University
Downloads 1,134 (35,431)
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social media, content moderation, misinformation, First Amendment, free expression, technology platforms

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Who Gets a Press Pass? Media Credentialing Practices in the United States

Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2014-11
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Jun 2014
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Northeastern University, Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Harvard University-Berkman Center for Internet & Society
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Divergent Global Views on Social Media, Free Speech, and Platform Regulation: Findings from the United Kingdom, South Korea, Mexico, and the United States

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2022
Northeastern University, Northeastern University - College of Arts, Media, and Design, University of Bristol, Northeastern University Ethics Institute, Northeastern University, Northeastern University, Northeastern University and Northeastern University
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social media, content moderation, communications policy, digital platforms, law and technology, South Korea, Mexico, United Kingdom, international law

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The Challenges of Democratizing News and Information: Examining Data on Social Media, Viral Patterns and Digital Influence

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2019
John Wihbey
Northeastern University
Downloads 489 (108,080)
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social media, news media, Internet, Web, social network, Facebook, Twitter

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How Students Engage with News: Five Takeaways for Educators, Journalists, and Librarians

Project Information Literacy Research Institute, 2018
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 05 Jan 2020
Project Information Literacy, Northeastern University, Wellesley College, Project Information Literacy and Northeastern University
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The Bipartisan Case for Labeling as a Content Moderation Method: Findings from a National Survey

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 29 Oct 2021
Northeastern University, Northeastern University Ethics Institute, Northeastern University - College of Arts, Media, and Design and Northeastern University - Department of Economics
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social media, communications policy, fact checking, digital platforms, law and technology

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Collaborative, Open, Mobile: A Thematic Exploration of Best Practices at the Forefront of Digital Journalism

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 07 Feb 2020
Jeff Howe, Aleszu Bajak, Dina Kraft and John Wihbey
Northeastern University, Northeastern University, Northeastern University and Northeastern University
Downloads 226 (247,471)
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news, digital media, data journalism, digital storytelling, media industry

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Funding the News: Foundations and Nonprofit Media

Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy in collaboration with Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, 2018
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 05 Jan 2020
Northeastern University, Northeastern University, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Northeastern University
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Transparency, Corruption, and the Information Needs of Communities: The Case of Personal Financial Disclosure

Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 278-2016
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 Dec 2016
John Wihbey and Mike Beaudet
Northeastern University and Northeastern University - College of Arts, Media, and Design
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disclosure, ethics, corruption

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Reinventing Local TV News: Innovative Storytelling Practices to Engage New Audiences

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Northeastern University’s School of Journalism 2019
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Jan 2020
Mike Beaudet and John Wihbey
Northeastern University - College of Arts, Media, and Design and Northeastern University
Downloads 159 (339,083)
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Informational Quality Labeling on Social Media: In Defense of a Social Epistemology Strategy

Special Issue: 'Social Media Governance,' V23, 2021.
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2022
John Wihbey, Matthew Kopec and Ronald Sandler
Northeastern University, Northeastern University Ethics Institute and Northeastern University
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Social Media, Content Labeling, Content Moderation, Misinformation, Social Epistemology

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Social Media's New Referees?: Public Attitudes Toward AI Content Moderation Bots Across Three Countries

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Jan 2024
John Wihbey and Garrett Morrow
Northeastern University and Northeastern University Ethics Institute
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artificial intelligence (ai), generative AI, chatbots, social media, content moderation, technology platforms, technology policy, human-computer interaction

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A Growing Community of Scholarship and Practice: Knight Research Network in Its Second Year

Wihbey, J. (2022). "A Growing Community of Scholarship and Practice: Knight Research Network in Its Second Year." John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Report, May 2022.
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Jul 2022
John Wihbey
Northeastern University
Downloads 69 (603,647)

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computational social science, Internet studies, social cyber security, misinformation, disinformation, field building

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High School Student Views on the First Amendment: Trends in the 21st Century

Knight Foundation Report, 2019
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 05 Jan 2020
John Wihbey and Brooke Foucault Welles
Northeastern University and Northeastern University
Downloads 67 (612,885)

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first amendment, news, youth

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Marketplace of Ideas 3.0? A Framework for the Era of Algorithms

Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. XXIX, No. 2, 2023
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 May 2023
Garrett Morrow and John Wihbey
Northeastern University Ethics Institute and Northeastern University
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media, technology, marketplace of ideas, social media

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Journalists’ Use of Knowledge in an Online World: Examining Reporting Habits, Sourcing Practices and Institutional Norms

John Wihbey, 'Journalists’ Use of Knowledge in an Online World,' Journalism Practice, Vol. 11, Iss. 10, 2017
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Nov 2017
John Wihbey
Northeastern University
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journalistic performance; sociology of news; journalism; knowledge-based journalism; data journalism; sourcing

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data, journalism, federal government, statistics, news, access, open data, open government, user interface, UI, UX

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Digital Democracy: Accelerating a New Field of Knowledge

“Digital Democracy: Accelerating a New Field of Knowledge,” John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Report, January 2021.
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Jul 2022
John Wihbey
Northeastern University
Downloads 36 (801,551)

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computational social science, Internet studies, misinformation, disinformation, field building

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Credentialing Issues

The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies, 2019.
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 05 Jan 2020
John Wihbey
Northeastern University
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Censorship, Free Speech and Free Press, Press Conferences

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Net Neutrality

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2019)
Posted: 30 Jun 2022
John Wihbey
Northeastern University

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net neutrality, free information, internet, censorship, cyberculture, technological innovation, internet governance

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The Social Silos of Journalism? Twitter, News Media and Partisan Segregation

Wihbey, John, Kenneth Joseph, and David Lazer. "The social silos of journalism? Twitter, news media and partisan segregation." New Media & Society 21, no. 4 (2019): 815-835.
Posted: 28 Jun 2022
John Wihbey, Kenneth Joseph and David Lazer
Northeastern University, Computer Science and Engineering and Northeastern University - Department of Political Science

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Computational social science, journalism, partisanship, social media, text analysis, Twitter

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Communicating About Climate Change with Journalists and Media Producers

OXFORD RESEARCH ENCYCLOPEDIA, CLIMATE SCIENCE (climatescience.oxfordre.com). (c) Oxford University Press USA, 2016.
Posted: 28 Jun 2022
John Wihbey and Bud Ward
Northeastern University and Yale Climate Connections

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media, news, journalist, reporter, scientist, climate change coverage, science communication, environmental reporting

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Breaking News and Younger Twitter Users: Comparing Self-Reported Motivations to Online Behavior

SMSociety '19 Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Media and Society, Toronto, ON, Canada — July 19 - 21, 2019
Posted: 28 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2024
Kenneth Joseph and John Wihbey
Computer Science and Engineering and Northeastern University

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breaking news, Twitter, computational social science, journalism, students