Publications

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Peer-reviewed journal articles

Zamith, R., Belair-Gagnon, V., & Lewis, S. C. (forthcoming). Constructing audience quantification: Social influences and the development of norms about audience analytics and metrics. New Media & Society.

Guzman, A. L., & Lewis, S. C. (2019). Artificial intelligence and communication: A Human–Machine Communication research agenda. New Media & Society.

Lewis, S. C., Guzman, A. L., & Schmidt, T. R. (2019). Automation, Journalism, and Human–Machine Communication: Rethinking Roles and Relationships of Humans and Machines in News. Digital Journalism, 7(4), 409–427.

Watson, B. R., Peng, Z., & Lewis, S. C. (2019). Who Will Intervene to Save News Comments? Deviance and Social Control in Communities of News Commenters. New Media & Society.

Carlson, M., & Lewis, S. C. (2019). Temporal reflexivity in journalism studies: Making sense of change in a more timely fashion. Journalism, 20(5), 642–650.

Lewis, S. C., Sanders, A. K., & Carmody, C. (2019). Libel by algorithm? Automated journalism and the threat of legal liability. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 96(1), 60–81.

Robinson, S., Lewis, S. C., & Carlson, M. (2019). Locating the “Digital” in Digital Journalism Studies: Transformations in Research. Digital Journalism, 7(3), 368–377.

Molyneux, L., Lewis, S. C., & Holton, A. E. (2019). Media work, identity, and the motivations that shape branding practices among journalists: An explanatory frameworkNew Media & Society, 21(4), 836–855.

Belair-Gagnon, V., Nelson, J. L., & Lewis, S. C. (2019). Audience engagement, reciprocity, and the pursuit of community connectedness in public media journalism. Journalism Practice, 13(5), 558–575.

Lewis, S. C. (2019). Lack of trust in the news media, institutional weakness, and relational journalism as a way forward. Journalism, 20(1), 44–47.

Nechushtai, E., & Lewis, S. C. (2019). What kind of news gatekeepers do we want machines to be? Filter bubbles, fragmentation, and the normative dimensions of algorithmic recommendations. Computers in Human Behavior, 90, 298–307.

Coddington, M., Lewis, S. C., & Holton, A. E. (2018). Measuring and Evaluating Reciprocal Journalism as a ConceptJournalism Practice, 12(8), 1039–1050.

Lewis, S. C., & Molyneux, L. (2018). A decade of research on social media and journalism: Assumptions, blind spots, and a way forward. Media and Communication, 6(4), 11-23.

Kim, J., Lewis, S. C., & Watson, B. R. (2018). The imagined audience for and perceived quality of news comments: Exploring the perceptions of commenters on news sites and on Facebook. Social Media + Society, 4(1), 2056305118765741.

Carlson, M., Robinson, S., Lewis, S. C., & Berkowitz, D. A. (2018). Journalism studies and its core commitments: The making of a communication field. Journal of Communication, 68(1), 6-25.

Molyneux, L., Holton, A., & Lewis, S. C. (2018). How journalists engage in branding on Twitter: individual, organizational, and institutional levels. Information, Communication and Society, 21(10), 1386–1401.

Lewis, S. C., & Usher, N. (2016). Trading zones, boundary objects, and the pursuit of news innovation: A case study of journalists and programmers. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 22(5), 543-560.

Chyi, H. I., Lewis, S. C., & Zheng, N. (2016). Parasite or partner? Coverage of Google News in an era of news aggregation. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 93(4), 789-815.

Holton, A. E., Lewis, S. C., & Coddington, M. (2016). Interacting with audiences: Journalistic role conceptions, reciprocity, and perceptions about participation. Journalism Studies, 17(7), 849-859.

Lewis, S. C. (2015). Journalism in an era of big data: Cases, concepts, and critiques. Digital Journalism, 3(3), 321-330.

Lewis, S. C. (2015). Reciprocity as a key concept for social media and society. Social Media + Society, 1(1).

Zamith, R., & Lewis, S. C. (2015). Content Analysis and the Algorithmic Coder: What Computational Social Science Means for Traditional Modes of Media AnalysisThe ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. (Published in a special issue, “Toward Computational Social Science: Big Data in Digital Environments.”)

Lewis, S. C., & Westlund, O. (2015). Big Data and Journalism: Epistemology, Expertise, Economics, and EthicsDigital Journalism.

Lewis, S. C., & Westlund, O. (2015). Actors, actants, audiences, and activities in cross-media news work: A matrix and a research agendaDigital Journalism, 3(1), 19-37. doi:10.1080/21670811.2014.92798

Lewis, S. C., & Usher, N. (2014). Code, Collaboration, and the Future of Journalism: A Case Study of the Hacks/Hackers Global NetworkDigital Journalism, 2(3), 383-393. doi:10.1080/21670811.2014.895504

Westlund, O., & Lewis, S. C. (2014). Agents of Media Innovations: Actors, Actants, and AudiencesThe Journal of Media Innovations, 1(2), 10-35. doi:10.5617/jmi.v1i2.856

Lewis, S. C., Holton, A. E., & Coddington, M. (2014). Reciprocal Journalism: A Concept of Mutual Exchange Between Journalists and AudiencesJournalism Practice, 8(2), 229-241. doi:10.1080/17512786.2013.859840

Zamith, R., & Lewis, S. C. (2014). From public spaces to public sphere: Rethinking systems for reader comments on online news sitesDigital Journalism, 2(4), 558-574. doi:10.1080/21670811.2014.882066

Hermida, A., Lewis, S. C., & Zamith, R. (2014). Sourcing the Arab Spring: A Case Study of Andy Carvin’s Sources on Twitter During the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(3), 479-499. doi:10.1111/jcc4.12074 Download

Lee, A., Lewis, S. C., & Powers, M. J. (2014). Audience Clicks and News Placement: A Study of Time-Lagged Influence in Online JournalismCommunication Research, 41(4), 505-530. doi:10.1177/0093650212467031

Lewis, S. C., & Usher, N. (2013). Open Source and Journalism: Toward New Frameworks for Imagining News InnovationMedia, Culture & Society, 35(5), 602-619. doi:10.1177/016344371348549

Lewis, S. C., Zamith, R., & Hermida, A. (2013). Content Analysis in an Era of Big Data: A Hybrid Approach to Computational and Manual MethodsJournal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 57(1), 34–52. doi:10.1080/08838151.2012.76170

Aitamurto, T., &Lewis, S. C. (2013). Open Innovation in Digital Journalism: Examining the Impact of Open APIs at Four News OrganizationsNew Media & Society, 15(2), 314-331. doi:10.1177/1461444812450682

Lewis, S. C. (2012). The Tension Between Professional Control and Open Participation: Journalism and its BoundariesInformation, Communication & Society, 15(6), 836-866. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2012.674150

Lewis, S. C. (2012). From Journalism to Information: The Transformation of the Knight Foundation and News InnovationMass Communication and Society, 15(3), 309-334. doi:10.1080/15205436.2011.611607

Chyi, H. I., Lewis, S. C., & Zheng, N. (2012). A Matter of Life and Death? Examining How Newspapers Covered the Newspaper CrisisJournalism Studies, 13(3), 305-324. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2011.629090

Lasorsa, D. L., Lewis, S. C., & Holton, A. E. (2012). Normalizing Twitter: Journalism Practice in an Emerging Communication SpaceJournalism Studies, 13(1), 19-36. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2011.571825

Lewis, S. C. (2011). Journalism Innovation and Participation: An Analysis of the Knight News ChallengeInternational Journal of Communication, 5, 1623-1648.

Holton, A., & Lewis, S. C. (2011). Journalists, Social Media, and the Use of Humor on TwitterThe Electronic Journal of Communication / La Revue Electronic de Communication, 21(1-2).

Gil de Zúñiga, H., Lewis, S. C., Hinsley, A. W., Valenzuela, S., Lee, J. K., & Baresch, B. (2011). Blogging as a Journalistic Practice: A Model Linking Perception, Motivation, and BehaviorJournalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism, 12(5), 586-606. doi:10.1177/1464884910388230

Lewis, S. C., Kaufhold, K., & Lasorsa, D. L. (2010). Thinking about Citizen Journalism: The Philosophical and Practical Challenges of User-Generated Content for Community NewspapersJournalism Practice, 4(2), 163-179. doi:10.1080/14616700903156919

Chyi, H. I., Lewis, S. C., & Zheng, N. (2016). Parasite or partner? Coverage of Google News in an era of news aggregation. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 93(4), 789-815. doi:10.1177/1077699016629370

Holton, A. E., Lewis, S. C., & Coddington, M. (2016). Interacting with audiences: Journalistic role conceptions, reciprocity, and perceptions about participation. Journalism Studies, 17(7), 849-859. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2016.1165139

Lewis, S. C. (2015). Journalism in an era of big data: Cases, concepts, and critiques. Digital Journalism, 3(3), 321-330. doi:10.1080/21670811.2014.976399

Lewis, S. C. (2015). Reciprocity as a key concept for social media and society. Social Media + Society, 1(1). doi:10.1177/2056305115580339

Lewis, S. C., & Westlund, O. (2015). Big data and journalism: Epistemology, expertise, economics, and ethics. Digital Journalism, 3(3), 447-466. doi:10.1080/21670811.2014.976418

Lewis, S. C., & Westlund, O. (2015). Actors, actants, audiences, and activities in cross-media news work: A matrix and a research agenda. Digital Journalism, 3(1), 19-37. doi:10.1080/21670811.2014.927986

Zamith, R., & Lewis, S. C. (2015). Content analysis and the algorithmic coder: What computational social science means for traditional modes of media analysis. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 659(1), 307-318. doi:10.1177/000271621557057

Holton, A. E., Coddington, M., Lewis, S. C., & Gil de Zúñiga, H. (2015). Reciprocity and the news: The role of personal and social media reciprocity in news creation and consumption. International Journal of Communication, 9, 2526-2547.

Watson, B., Zamith, R., Cavanah, S., & Lewis, S. C. (2015). Are demographics adequate controls for cell phone-only coverage bias in mass communication research? Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 92(3), 723-743. doi:10.1177/1077699015589187

Westlund, O., & Lewis, S. C. (2014). Agents of Media Innovations: Actors, Actants, and Audiences. The Journal of Media Innovations, 1(2), 10-35. doi:10.5617/jmi.v1i2.856 URL: https://www.journals.uio.no/index.php/TJMI/article/view/856

Lee, A., Lewis, S. C., & Powers, M. J. (2014). Audience Clicks and News Placement: A Study of Time-Lagged Influence in Online Journalism. Communication Research, 41(4), 505-530. doi:10.1177/0093650212467031

Lewis, S. C., & Usher, N. (2014). Code, Collaboration, and the Future of Journalism: A Case Study of the Hacks/Hackers Global Network. Digital Journalism, 2(3), 383-393. doi:10.1080/21670811.2014.895504

Hermida, A., Lewis, S. C., & Zamith, R. (2014). Sourcing the Arab Spring: A Case Study of Andy Carvin’s Sources on Twitter During the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(3), 479-499. doi:10.1111/jcc4.12074

Lewis, S. C., Holton, A. E., & Coddington, M. (2014). Reciprocal Journalism: A Concept of Mutual Exchange Between Journalists and Audiences. Journalism Practice, 8(2), 229-241. doi:10.1080/17512786.2013.859840

Zamith, R., & Lewis, S. C. (2014). From public spaces to public sphere: Rethinking systems for reader comments on online news sites. Digital Journalism, 2(4), 558-574. doi:10.1080/21670811.2014.882066

Lewis, S. C., & Usher, N. (2013). Open Source and Journalism: Toward New Frameworks for Imagining News Innovation. Media, Culture & Society, 35(5), 602-619. doi:10.1177/016344371348549

Lewis, S. C., Zamith, R., & Hermida, A. (2013). Content Analysis in an Era of Big Data: A Hybrid Approach to Computational and Manual Methods. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 57(1), 34–52. doi:10.1080/08838151.2012.76170

Aitamurto, T., & Lewis, S. C. (2013). Open Innovation in Digital Journalism: Examining the Impact of Open APIs at Four News Organizations. New Media & Society, 15(2), 314-331. doi:10.1177/1461444812450682

Lewis, S. C. (2012). The Tension Between Professional Control and Open Participation: Journalism and its Boundaries. Information, Communication & Society, 15(6), 836-866. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2012.674150

Chyi, H. I., Lewis, S. C., & Zheng, N. (2012). A Matter of Life and Death? Examining How Newspapers Covered the Newspaper Crisis. Journalism Studies, 13(3), 305-324. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2011.629090

Lewis, S. C. (2012). From Journalism to Information: The Transformation of the Knight Foundation and News Innovation. Mass Communication and Society, 15(3), 309-334. doi:10.1080/15205436.2011.611607

Lasorsa, D. L., Lewis, S. C., & Holton, A. E. (2012). Normalizing Twitter: Journalism Practice in an Emerging Communication Space. Journalism Studies, 13(1), 19-36. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2011.571825

Lewis, S. C. (2011). Journalism Innovation and Participation: An Analysis of the Knight News Challenge. International Journal of Communication, 5, 1623-1648. URL: http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/1140

Holton, A., & Lewis, S. C. (2011). Journalists, Social Media, and the Use of Humor on Twitter. The Electronic Journal of Communication / La Revue Electronic de Communication, 21(1-2). URL: http://www.cios.org/EJCPUBLIC/021/1/021121.html

Gil de Zúñiga, H., Lewis, S. C., Hinsley, A. W., Valenzuela, S., Lee, J. K., & Baresch, B. (2011). Blogging as a Journalistic Practice: A Model Linking Perception, Motivation, and Behavior. Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism, 12(5), 586-606. doi:10.1177/1464884910388230

Lewis, S. C., Kaufhold, K., & Lasorsa, D. L. (2010). Thinking about Citizen Journalism: The Philosophical and Practical Challenges of User-Generated Content for Community Newspapers. Journalism Practice, 4(2), 163-179. doi:10.1080/14616700903156919

Lasorsa, D. L., & Lewis, S. C. (2010). Reports, Inferences, and Judgments in Deceptive and Legitimate News Stories. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 87(2), 378-392. doi:10.1177/107769901008700210

Chyi, H. I., Yang, M., Lewis, S. C., & Zheng, N. (2010). Use of and Satisfaction with Newspaper Sites in the Local Market: Exploring Differences Between Hybrid and Online-Only Users. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 87(1), 62-83. doi:10.1177/107769901008700104

Sylvie, G., Lewis, S. C., & Xu, Q. (2010). Values in Nordic Newspaper Editor Decision-Making. Journal of Media Business Studies, 7(2), 57-87.

Bachmann, I., Lee, J. K., Kaufhold, K., Lewis, S. C., & Gil de Zúñiga, H. (2010). News Platform Preference: Advancing the Effects of Age and Media Consumption on Political Participation. International Journal of Internet Science, 5(1), 34-47. URL: http://www.ijis.net/ijis5_1/ijis5_1_bachmann_et_al_pre.html

Lewis, S. C., & Reese, S. D. (2009). What is the War on Terror? Framing through the Eyes of Journalists. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 86(1), 85-102. doi:10.1177/107769900908600106

Reese, S. D., & Lewis, S. C. (2009). Framing the War on Terror: The Internalization of Policy in the US Press. Journalism, 10(6), 777-797. doi:10.1177/1464884909344480

Chyi, H. I., & Lewis, S. C. (2009). Use of Online Newspaper Sites Lags Behind Print Editions. Newspaper Research Journal, 30(4), 38-53.

Dalecki, L., Lasorsa, D. L., & Lewis, S. C. (2009). The News Readability Problem. Journalism Practice, 3(1), 1-12. doi:10.1080/17512780802560708

Lewis, S. C. (2008). Where Young Adults Intend to Get News in Five Years. Newspaper Research Journal, 29(4), 36-52.

Lewis, S. C. (2008). News, Nationalism, and the Imagined Community: The Case of Bilingual Journalism in Spain. Journalism Studies, 9(3), 409-428. doi:10.1080/14616700801999212

 

Books

Lewis, Seth C. (Ed.) (2017). Journalism in an Era of Big Data: Cases, Concepts, and Critiques. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Carlson, M., & Lewis, S. C. (Eds.) (2015). Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices, and Participation. New York: Routledge. Reviews: Digital Journalism (“a valuable and timely contribution to journalism studies”), CHOICE magazine (“well-honed research by recognized scholars”)

Kaufhold, K., Hinsley, A. W., & Lewis, S. C. (Eds.) (2012). The Future of News: An Agenda of Perspectives (2nd ed.). San Diego: Cognella.

McCombs, M., Hinsley, A. W., Kaufhold, K., & Lewis, S. C. (Eds.) (2010). The Future of News: An Agenda of Perspectives. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

 

Book chapters

Lewis, S. C.(forthcoming). “What is Communication Research For? Wrestling with the Relevance of What We Do.” In A. Russell & M. J. Powers (Eds.), What is Media Research For? Essays on Data, Journalism, Inclusion, and Engagement. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Lewis, S. C. (forthcoming). “Journalism.” In T. Vos & F. Hanusch (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. New York: Wiley Blackwell.

Radcliffe, D., & Lewis, S. C.(forthcoming). “The Datafication of Journalism.” In J. Gray & L. Bounegru (Eds.), The Data Journalism Handbook(2nded.). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press.

Carlson, M., & Lewis, S. C. (forthcoming). “Journalism and Boundary Work.” In K. Wahl-Jorgensen & T. Hanitzsch (Eds.),Handbook of Journalism Studies(2nded.). London: Routledge.

Boczkowski, P. & Lewis, S. C. (2018). “The Center of the Universe No More: From the Individualistic Mindset of the Past to a Relational Model for the Future.” In P. Boczkowski & Z. Papacharissi (Eds.), Trump and the Media(pp. 177-185). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Carlson, M., & Lewis, S. C. (2018). “News and the Networked Self: Performativity, Platforms, and Journalistic Epistemologies.” In Z. Papacharissi (Ed.), A Networked Self: Platforms, Stories, Connections(pp. 29-42). London: Routledge.

Westlund, O., & Lewis, S. C. (2018). “Four Conceptual Lenses for Journalism Amidst Big Data: Toward an Emphasis on Epistemological Challenges.” In A. Nguyen (Ed.), News, Numbers and Public Opinion in a Data-Driven World(pp. 260-276). New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Lewis, S. C. (2017). “Digital Journalism and Big Data.” In B. Franklin & S. Eldridge II (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies (pp. 126-135). London: Routledge.

Lewis, S. C., & Zamith, R. (2017). “On the Worlds of Journalism.” In P. Boczkowski & C. W. Anderson (Eds.), Remaking the News: Essays on Technology and the Futures of Journalism Scholarship in the Digital Age(pp. 111-128). Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Lewis, S. C., Holton, A. E., & Coddington, M. (2017). “Beyond Participatory Journalism: Reciprocity and the Reimagined Journalist–Audience Relationship.” In C. Peters & M. Broersma (Eds.), Rethinking Journalism Again: Societal role and public relevance in a digital age(pp. 161-174). London: Routledge.

Westlund, O., & Lewis, S. C. (2017). “Reconsidering News Production: How Understanding the Interplay of Actors, Actants, and Audiences Can Improve Journalism Education.” In R. Goodman & E. Steyn (Eds.), Global Journalism Education in the 21stCentury: Challenges and Innovations(pp. 409-428). Austin: Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, University of Texas.

Lewis, S. C., & Carlson, M. (2016). “The Dissolution of News: Selective Exposure, Filter Bubbles, and the Boundaries of Journalism.” In D. Lilleker, D. Jackson, E. Thorsen, & A. Veneti, US Election Analysis 2016: Media, Voters and the Campaign(p. 78). Poole, England: Center for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University.

Lewis, S. C., & Westlund, O. (2016). “Mapping the Human–Machine Divide in Journalism.” In T. Witschge, C. W. Anderson, D. Domingo, & A. Hermida (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism(pp. 341-353). New York: Sage.

Lewis, S. C. (2015). “Epilogue: Studying the Boundaries of Journalism: Where do we go from here?” In M. Carlson and S. C. Lewis (Eds.), Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices, and Participation(pp. 218-228). London: Routledge.

Lewis, S. C., Holton, A. E., & Coddington, M. (2015). “Reciprocal Journalism: A Concept of Mutual Exchange Between Journalists and Audiences.” In S. Robinson (Ed.), Community Journalism Midst Media Revolution. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Chyi, H. I., Yang, M., Sylvie, G., Lewis, S. C., & Zheng, N. (2012). “One Product, Three Markets: How Market Segmentation Informs Newspapers about their Online Readership.” In G. Sylvie (Ed.), Newsroom Decision-Making: Under New Management (pp. 223-255). Lisbon: Media XXI.

Holton, A., Harlow, S., & Lewis, S. C. (2012). “The Evolution of Participatory Journalism.” In K. Kaufhold, A. Hinsley & S. C. Lewis (Eds.), The Future of News: An Agenda of Perspectives (2nd ed.) (pp. 139-150). San Diego: Cognella.

Lewis, S. C. (2010). “Citizen Journalism: Motivations, Methods, and Momentum.” In M. McCombs, A. W. Hinsley, K. Kaufhold, & S. C. Lewis (Eds.), The Future of News: An Agenda of Perspectives (pp. 59-76). San Diego: Cognella.

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