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.

New Study Aims to Help Organizations Through Environmental Disasters

One of the study’s most important findings is that disaster recovery is not simply based on phases, but that time itself is an organizing mechanism of resilience processes. Staff members’ sense of urgency induced them to work even as they left their homes or worried about flooding.

Social Media Use Can Mitigate Urban Violence

Based on a decade of research, a new Rutgers study finds that social media use can de-escalate and even prevent gun and gang violence in America’s urban neighborhoods.