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Peer-reviewed journal articles

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. doi:10.1177/1354856515623865

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:

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:

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:

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:

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



Lewis, Seth C. (Ed.) (in preparation). 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). “Digital Journalism and Big Data.” In B. Franklin & S. Eldridge II (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies. London: Routledge.

Lewis, S. C., & Zamith, R. (forthcoming). “On the Worlds of Journalism.” In P. Boczkowski & C. W. Anderson (Eds.), Remaking (Digital) News. The MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.

Lewis, S. C., & Westlund, O. (forthcoming). “Journalism and Technology.” In T. Witschge, C. W. Anderson, D. Domingo, & A. Hermida (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism. New York: Sage.

Lewis, S. C., Holton, A. E., & Coddington, M. (forthcoming). “Reimagining the Journalist–Audience Relationship Through Reciprocal Journalism.” In C. Peters & M. Broersma (Eds.), Rethinking Journalism II. London: Routledge.

Westlund, O., & Lewis, S. C. (forthcoming). “Reconsidering the News Production Process: Why it Matters for Practitioners and Journalism Educators to Understand the Interplay of Actors, Actants, and Audiences.” In R. Goodman and E. Steyn (Eds.), Global Journalism Education: Challenges and Innovations. Berkeley: Regent Press.

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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