Research News

Scholars at the School of Communication and Information take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans the fields of information science, library studies, communication, journalism and media studies.

Joyce Valenza Appointed to the ALA Business Advisory Group

The Executive Director of the American Library Association has appointed Associate Teaching Professor Joyce Valenza to the ALA Business Advisory Group. The group, ALA said, will explore and advise ALA on strategies related to new business development.

Communication Scholar Matthew Weber Rejoins the SC&I Faculty

Matthew Weber, a communication scholar whose research examines media, organizational change, and communication dynamics, has rejoined SC&I as an associate professor with tenure after having served for several years as an endowed faculty member at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

“Networked Street Life”: An Emerging Area of Research

In a chapter titled “Networked Street Life,” published in the new “Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Digital Media,” Assistant Professor Jeffrey Lane addresses a new area of ethnographic field research that “links the inequality concerns of urban sociologists and digital scholars who are studying inequality, and particularly digital inequality, in urban neighborhoods.”