Conducting Research on the World’s Changing Mediascape: Principles and Practices

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Commentary | Open Access

Conducting Research on the World’s Changing Mediascape: Principles and Practices


  • John V. Pavlik Department of Journalism and Media Studies, The School of Communication and Information, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
  • Everette E. Dennis Northwestern University in Qatar, Qatar
  • Rachel Davis Mersey Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern University, USA
  • Justin Gengler Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI), Qatar University, Qatar


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Abstract:  As digital technology sweeps across the globe, bringing far-reaching changes to the media environment and beyond, international research on the nature and impact of these changes is essential. This commentary situates media research within the broader flow of knowledge and offers a critical perspective on the principles and practices that should guide that research to maximize its potential contribution to both knowledge and to the public.

Keywords:  engaged scholarship; ethics; international; media research; mobile media; social media; social networking

Published:   19 February 2019


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v7i1.1982


© John V. Pavlik, Everette E Dennis, Rachel Davis Mersey, Justin Gengler. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction of the work without further permission provided the original author(s) and source are credited.