Participant Info

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Syracuse University
Social Media, Campaigns, Trump, Clinton, Sanders, Decision-Making, Influence, Media Effects
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

Jennifer Stromer-Galley is Professor in the School of Information Studies and Director for the Center for Computational and Data Sciences. She is an affiliated faculty member with the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and with the Department of Political Science, and she is President of the Association of Internet Researchers.

Jenny has been studying “social media” since before it was called social media, studying online interaction and influence in a variety of contexts, including political forums and online games. She has published over 50 journal articles, proceedings, and book chapters. Her award-winning book, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age (Oxford University Press), provides a history of presidential campaigns as they have adopted and adapted to digital communication technologies. She is a Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. The Fellowship supported a collaborative research project, Illuminating 2016, studying the 2016 presidential campaign by collecting and analyzing the candidates’ and public’s postings on social media. Stromer-Galley is Principal Investigator of an $11.5 million project called Trackable Reasoning and Analysis for Collaboration and Evaluation (TRACE) project. Funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Program Activity (IARPA), the project aims to experiment with reasoning, reporting, and crowdsourcing techniques to improve analysis (read more). Mentoring the next generation of scholars and social entrepreneurs is something she particularly enjoys.

Recent Publications

Stromer-Galley, J. (2014). Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age. Oxford University Press.

Chadwick, A. & Stromer-Galley, J. (2016). Digital media, power, and democracy in parties and election campaigns: Party decline or party renewal? The International Journal of Press/Politics, 21, 283-293.

Nam, T., & Stromer-Galley, J. (2012). The democratic divide in the 2008 presidential election. Journal of Information Technology, and Politics, 9, 133-149. DOI: 10.1080/19331681.2011.579858

Stromer-Galley, J. Webb, N., & Muhlberger, P. (2012). Deliberative E-Rulemaking project: Challenges to enacting real-world deliberation. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 9, 82-96. DOI: 10.1080/19331681.2012.635971

Media Coverage

I am routinely interviewed to discuss political campaigns and their use of social media, the causes and consequences of fake news, and the opportunities and perils of political discussion on social media and message forums.

Country Focus
United States

Research Areas

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