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Media, Technology, and Society

We study the societal practices, meanings, and impacts of media in the public realm. Whether it's understanding the manner in which environmental crises are reported in traditional news coverage or revealing the political inflections of Twitter, our research examines the complex ways in which traditional and emerging media shape and are shaped by the social fabric. To the extent that the forms of media we encounter have exploded as they become ever more digital, networked, and mobile, this research area increasingly includes a critical understanding of communication technologies. Media and technology use are situated within particular contexts in society, which can be examined through their varying contents, forms, structures, effects, and processes.