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WSI Seminar with Matthew Weber, Assistant Professor, Communication, Rutgers University Event

Web Science Institute
11:30 - 12:30
14 June 2017
University of Southampton Highfield Campus Building 32, Room 4077 Highfield Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Sam Collins on 023 80 592386 or email .

Event details

The WSI would like to invite you to attend an informal talk with Matthew Weber, Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Information at Reutgers University.

Speaker information

Matthew Weber ,Rutgers University,Matthew Weber is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Information, Director of Rutgers’ NetSCI Network Science Research Lab and a Found Member of the Center for Data Science and Social Systems (CDS3). Matthew’s research examines ecosystems of news media organizations, with a specific focus on the evolution of the news media industry in response to the introduction of new information communication technology. In context, this work extends to consider implications for organizational adaptation to technology, as well as for understanding policymaking in relation to news media. More broadly, Matthew focuses on processes of organizational change and adaptation, both internal and external to the organization. His recent work includes a large-scale longitudinal study examining strategies employed by media organizations for disseminating news and information through online hyperlink networks. Subsequent research includes an examination of the effectiveness of adopting social media within organizations in order to share knowledge and to collaborate with teammates. Matthew is also leading an initiative to provide researchers with access to the Internet Archives ( in order to study digital traces of news networks. His work is funded by the National Science Foundation, William T. Grant Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and others. Matthew’s work has been widely published in leading academic journals, as well as in the popular press. Matthew received his PhD in 2010 from the Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Southern California.

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