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Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics includes articles from two ONU professors

Two ONU communication professors have been published in in the Sage publication of Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics edited by Kerric Harvey.

Dr. Alisa Agozzino, assistant professor of public relations, entries accepted for publication included the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Social Media Guidelines and Mark Zuckerberg.  

Dr. Kathie Fleck, assistant professor of public relations, entries accepted for publication included Senator Rob Portman, Twindex, and Representative Mike Pence.

The publication is a three-volume A-to-Z encyclopedia set which includes 600 short essays on high-interest topics that explore social media’s impact on politics, from a stellar array of world renowned scholars who have written entries in a clear and accessible style.

The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movements, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American politics and the amazing transformations that social media use is rendering in other political systems heretofore resistant to democratization and change. In a time when social media are revolutionizing and galvanizing politics in the United States and around the world, this encyclopedia is a must-have reference. It reflects the changing landscape of politics where old modes and methods of political communication from elites to the masses (top down) and from the masses to elites (bottom up) are being displaced rapidly by social media, and where activists are building new movements and protests using social media to alter mainstream political agendas.