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Mike Horning is an associate professor of multimedia journalism in the Virginia Tech School of Communication and director of social informatics research in the Center for Human Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech. His research examines how communication technologies impact social attitudes and behaviors, with a current focus on the impact of “fake news” and misinformation on our democratic processes. His expertise has been featured in The Hill, on Sinclair Broadcast Group, and in a number of other media outlets.
- Social and Psycological Effects of Communications Technologies
- Mass Communication
- Multimedia Reporting
- Visual Media
- PhD, Penn State University
- MS, Rochester Institute of Technology
- BS, Liberty University
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
- Online News Association
- Society of Professional Journalists
- Institute for Creativity Arts and Technology
- Top Research Paper Award in New Media and Politics Competition: Mass Communication and Society Division at AEJMC Conference, Chicago, IL, 2008
- Top Three Paper Award at International Association of Science Technology and Society Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2007
- Top Paper in Mass Communications at Eastern Communication Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2006
Brubaker, P., Horning, M., & Toula, C. (In Press) Engaging Young Voters in the Political Process: U.S. Presidential Debates and YouTube. In L. Robinson et al.(Eds). Communication and Information Technologies Annual 2014: Politics, Participation, and Production. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
Horning, M. A., Robinson, H. R., & Carroll, J. M. (2014). A scenario-based approach for projecting user requirements for wireless proximal community networks. Computers in Human Behavior, 35, 413–422. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2014.02.010
Carroll, J.M., Horning, M., Hoffman, B., Ganoe, C.H., Robinson, H. & Rosson, M.B. (2011). Community network 2.0. Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium on End-User Development: IS-EUD. (Torre Canne, Brindisi, Italy, June 7-10). Berlin: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 270-275.
Horning, M. (2007). Putting the community back into community networks: A content analysis. Bulletin of Science Technology and Society, 27(5), 417-426.
Select Media Mentions
Article ItemFacebook removes Trump interview citing ban on former president , article
Sinclair Broadcasting, 4/1/2021
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Sinclair Broadcasting Group, 3/22/2021
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Business Standard, 8/7/2020
Article ItemTikTok’s sale to US-based company may alleviate security concerns: Expert , article
Business Standard, 8/7/2020
General ItemHow do you celebrate a holiday of pranks, jokes and fake news in an age when every day is like April Fool’s Day?
The Roanoke Times, 04/01/2018
General ItemFacebook controversy stokes digital privacy debate
The Hill, 03/28/2018
General ItemTwitter looks for better year in DC after bruising 2017
The Hill, 01/07/2018
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