John Wihbey Assistant Professor of Journalism and New Media email@example.com 617.373.3221 @wihbey Expertise data and society, data journalism, Journalism, midterm elections, new media, social networks John Wihbey in the Press ABC News Can Threads overtake X, formerly known as Twitter? Experts weigh in. “There was an enormous amount of early hoopla in a very smart and timely way,” John Wihbey, a professor in the School of Journalism and Media Innovation at Northeastern University, told ABC News. Wihbey has served as a research consultant for Twitter. AFP Twitter Chaos Leaves Door Open For Meta’s Rival App John Wihbey, an associate professor of media innovation and technology at Northeastern University, told AFP that plenty of people wanted to quit Twitter for ethical reasons after Musk took over, but he had now given them a technical reason to leave too. How Threads Could Kill Twitter “Suddenly, you have something that’s improbable: Meta has gotten into microblogging and people are actually digging it,” says John Wihbey, a professor in the School of Journalism and Media Innovation at Northeastern University who has worked as a contracted consultant for Twitter. YouTube changes policy to allow false claims about past US presidential elections This could prove difficult to enforce, said John Wihbey, an associate professor at Northeastern University who studies social media and misinformation. Facebook, Instagram to block news stories in California if bill passes “We are now in a no-holds-barred battle for revenue, with many news companies, emboldened by the settlement in Australia, becoming quite vocal and aggressive in arguing this case,” said John Wihbey, journalism professor at Northeastern University. KTVO Content moderation a difficult part of business for social media companies “Moderation is a messy business where there’s a lot of gray and not a lot of black-and-white and edge cases,” said John Wihbey, associate professor of media innovation at Northeastern University. Newsweek Musk’s Twitter Actions Could Incite Harm, Experts Warn: ‘Playing With Fire’ Media professor at Northeastern University John Wihbey told Newsweek on Monday that he “applauds” Musk’s drive to be more transparent, but he fears that Musk’s approach with the “Twitter Files” could “incite more really cruel, coordinated internet-based trolling, abuse and threats.” Newsweek QAnon Followers Are Reading Into Elon Musk’s White Rabbit Tweet John Wihbey, a media professor at Northeastern University, has been critical of Musk’s approach with the Twitter Files. Voice of America Thwarting a Red Wave, Gen Z Emerges as Powerful Voting Force “I think the data is going to bear out that young voters were quite consequential in many of these swing states and some of these elections,” says John Wihbey, an associate professor of media innovation and technology at Northeastern University. Yahoo! ‘Hardcore’ Musk drives into a culture clash at Twitter Musk brings “this kind of swashbuckling bravado from being an entrepreneur interested in things like rockets and cars and big hardware that has impressive performance and really wows people,” said John Wihbey, a media professor at Northeastern University. John Wihbey for Northeastern Global News Why did Ron DeSantis kick off his presidential campaign with Elon Musk and Twitter? Why did Ron DeSantis kick off his presidential campaign with Elon Musk and Twitter? Ron DeSantis is announcing his candidacy in an unconventional way: on Twitter. Is it a strategic move or a misstep? Is NPR really ‘US state-affiliated’ media? Is NPR really ‘US state-affiliated’ media? NPR has been affixed with a “US state-affiliated media” label on Twitter, a move that prompted swift condemnation from outlets and experts. The Bloomberg memes say he’s got enough money to take risks. But what do they say about democracy? The Bloomberg memes say he’s got enough money to take risks. But what do they say about democracy? Since entering the presidential race in November, Michael Bloomberg’s campaign has poured tens of millions of dollars into a media blitz to promote his candidacy. Northeastern professor John Wihbey says that while the candidate's strategy may be placing him in an unfavorable light from an optics standpoint, he has the financial wherewithal to experiment with different modes of advertising. Race, gender, shape high school students’ support for First Amendment protections Race, gender, shape high school students’ support for First Amendment protections Boys and white students are less inclined than girls and students of color to agree with the statement: “The First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees,” researchers at Northeastern and the Knight Foundation found. To fight misinformation and fake news in the 2020 US presidential election, the news media needs to be reinvented To fight misinformation and fake news in the 2020 US presidential election, the news media needs to be reinvented Journalists need to provide their audience with more context for stories in order to fight misinformation and fake news. Media coverage of the New Zealand mosque shooting needs scrutiny, Northeastern professor says Media coverage of the New Zealand mosque shooting needs scrutiny, Northeastern professor says The nonstop, global coverage of every facet of the attack in New Zealand that left 50 people dead has created a media narrative that only serves to reinforce such violence, says John Wihbey, an assistant professor at Northeastern whose research focuses on the intersection of news and social media. Northeastern professors are trying to get local TV news to improve 2020 election coverage Northeastern professors are trying to get local TV news to improve 2020 election coverage Journalists and the public criticized the way news outlets covered the 2016 election, and they sought to fix coverage problems for 2020. The United States isn’t quite a melting pot, this data visualization artist says. It’s more like a tree. The United States isn’t quite a melting pot, this data visualization artist says. It’s more like a tree. Pedro Cruz thinks of the United States as a tree. Specifically, as a tree trunk, with its concentric rings demarking growth throughout the years. As the Northeastern professor imagines it, each ring, instead of being formed by the birth and death of new plant cells, is formed by the flow of new immigrants arriving to the country. How to get science research covered in the press How to get science research covered in the press Researchers found that that media coverage of science is often determined more by the subject matter than by its scientific importance. Foundation funding helps keep journalism alive—but most money goes to a select few nonprofit media outlets Foundation funding helps keep journalism alive—but most money goes to a select few nonprofit media outlets Funding for the nonprofit news sector is highly concentrated among a few dozen outlets and provided by a handful of huge grants.