Clemson University will revive and modernize its Palmetto Poll by combining social media analytics with traditional polling methods in the statewide public opinion survey. Clemson faculty involved in the Palmetto Poll are already gathering data from political conversation using the university’s Social Media Listening Center in order to inform polling activities around the 2020 Democratic primary and the 2020 presidential election.
Student Affairs Publications (SA Pubs) recently earned four awards in the seventh annual Education Digital Marketing Awards, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report. The awards span 28 different categories and aim to recognize the best in educational websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile and social media. SA Pubs earned awards in all four categories […]
Clemson University and WYFF 4 have established an academic partnership that will allow members of Clemson student media to work alongside industry professionals in a satellite news bureau located on Clemson’s campus. The partnership will make Clemson the only university in South Carolina to feature an on-campus news bureau occupied by an outside media organization.
Sports Illustrated is partnering with Clemson University’s Social Media Listening Center to reveal insights using the school’s unique analytics software that will inform its social strategy and help augment its editorial content. Clemson’s Social Media Listening Center (SMLC), the first facility of its kind in higher education, monitors, measures and engages in social media conversations from across the web. This collaboration provides SI with access to public opinion in real time to help develop content across SI channels.
Emily Addison is driven, focused and ambitious. Her family, friends and the Clemson faculty who know her well can attest to these qualities, and these are the traits she wants you to see first. The fact that she is deaf and has to approach course work and college life with a different set of tools […]
Effective July 1, Clemson’s student media units will transition from the division of student affairs to the university’s communication department. The move will add academic capacity and establish a closer relationship between these units and relevant curriculum. These organizations include Tigervision, The Tiger, the Pendulum, the Tiger Town Observer, The Chronicle, and WSBF-FM.
Through multidisciplinary research, this Tiger sought to understand the role of Russian propaganda in political discourse. Most recently, he made national headlines when he and his colleague, Darren Linvill, shed light on Russian propaganda campaigns carried through social media.
This Tiger’s research has not only benefited the field of communication, but American politics in general. He and his colleague, Patrick Warren, are studying the impact Russian troll accounts had on the 2016 presidential election and continue to have on politics. Their work has been highly successful, even being featured in congressional hearings pertaining to […]
Technology-induced sicknesses fall under the umbrella of what Travers Scott calls “technopathologies,” which are conditions in which technologies are perceived to have caused or worsened mental and physical illnesses. Scott, a Clemson communication faculty member, has just published a new book, “Pathology and Technology: Killer Apps & Sick Users,” which explores these ideas.
Darren Linvill has earned an unusual moniker over the last eight months. He’s spent so much time studying the habits of those that would abuse Twitter to subvert political discourse, his colleagues in Clemson’s communication department now call him “the troll whisperer.” Linvill and College of Business faculty member Patrick Warren have spent months studying […]
Word is that the University of South Carolina is getting a “Carolina Command Center” up and running, which sounds a great deal like something in our own Daniel Hall. They’ve even made plans and crafted a video message to potential supporters to surpass Clemson’s own social media listening center. Joseph Mazer, associate professor of communication and […]
New research exploring media coverage of a Russian doping scandal reveals how extensive reporting might have motivated cyberattacks aimed at affecting the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The research, published in Communication and Sport, examines journalistic and political fallout resulting from coverage of a scandal that tarnished Russia’s reputation in international sport.
Telling Clemson's story through social media. It sounds easy, but there's detailed planning behind the scenes.
Clemson’s communication department is adding two lecturers this fall, one from the ranks of local TV news and the other from inside the university’s own executive leadership team. Nigel Robertson, an anchor and reporter for WYFF News 4, will teach a course on social media platforms and their impact, while Mark Land, Clemson’s vice president […]
You’ve seen them on campus, shouldering cameras and backdrops, gripping microphones. They’re at athletic events and commencement, they’re in classrooms and labs and on the lawns, they’re everywhere, but always behind a lens.