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Mike Horning

Mike Horning, Associate Professor

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Mike Horning, Associate Professor

School of Communication
140 Shanks Hall
181 Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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
  • Politics
  • 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

Journal Articles

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.

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