I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at University of Connecticut, where I'm part of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. I'm also a faculty affiliate of the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (inCHIP), and the Connecticut Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science (IBACS).
My research focuses on information sharing as communication on social media. Specifically, I investigate the effects of using social media to engage with news content, share health activities, disclose personal information, ask questions, seek social support, and how scientists can use these platforms to engage with the public.
- Article of the Year award, AEJMC Mass Comm & SocietyHonored to have received the Article of the Year award from the Mass Communication and Society division at this year’s conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)!Posted on August 9, 2019
- Study on the effects of layered news sources on Facebook now publishedOeldorf-Hirsch, A. & DeVoss, C. (2019). Who posted that story? Processing layered sources in Facebook news posts. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly¸ Online first. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699019857673Posted on July 29, 2019
- New research on social media news labels accepted to #aejmc19Oeldorf-Hirsch, A., Schmierbach, M., Appelman, A., & Boyle, M. (2019, August). Credibility effects of fact-checking labels on social media news posts. Paper to be presented at the 103rd annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC), Toronto, CA.Posted on May 18, 2019
- Book chapter on social media consent now availableObar, J. A. & Oeldorf-Hirsch, A., (2019). Without consent: The dark side of ignoring the terms of service and privacy policies of social media services. In E. Downs (Ed.), The dark side of media and technology: A 21st century guide to media and technological literacy. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. https://doi.org/10.3726/b14959Posted on March 25, 2019