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Media and Terrorism


Media and Terrorism

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Computational Modeling of Grievances and Political Instability Through Global Media Gary LaFree September, 2014 to September, 2017
Framing Global Salafi-Jihadist Messages in the West Peter Neumann July, 2012 to December, 2015
Comprehensive Testing of Imminent Threat Public Messages for Mobile Devices (MDP) Brooke Liu, Hamilton Bean, Marcus Boyd, Michele Wood June, 2012 to June, 2015
Mapping and Evaluating Online Salafi-Jihadism Arie Kruglanski, Jarret Brachman, Michele Gelfand July, 2012 to December, 2014
Social Media Use during Disasters Brooke Liu July, 2012 to October, 2013
Effectiveness of Counterterrorism Strategies Martha Crenshaw June, 2008 to November, 2011
Cell Groups and Individual Radicalization in Indonesia, United Kingdom, and the United States Douglas McLeod June, 2008 to December, 2009
The Role of the Media in the Recruitment of Terrorists: Mass Communication and the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Muslims in Indonesia Douglas McLeod June, 2007 to May, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
An Analysis of Violent Nonstate Actor Organizational Lethality and Network Co-Evoluation in the Middle East and North Africa February 2016 Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Report
Countering Terrorism: No Simple Solutions January 2017 LaFree, Gary; Crenshaw, Martha Book
European and American Extreme Right Groups and the Internet November 2012 Caiani, Manuela Book
Exposure to Muslims in Media and Support for Public Policies Targeting Muslims November 2015 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
Inspire Magazine: A Critical Analysis of its Significance and Potential Impact Through the Lens of the Information, Motivation, and Behavioral Skills Model January 2014 Lemieux, Anthony; Brachman, Jarret
Lying About Terrorism April 2014 Young, Joseph
Media Effects: Do Terrorist Organizations Launch Foreign Attacks in Response to Levels of Press Freedom or Press Attention? May 2015 Asal, Victor Journal Article
Options and Strategies for Countering Online Radicalization in the United States January 2013 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
Oxygen of Publicity and Lifeblood of Liberty: Communication Scholarship on Mass Media Coverage of Terrorism for the Twenty-First Century November 2007 Keranen, Lisa Book Chapter
Reactions of Oklahoma City Bombing Survivors to Media Coverage of the September 11, 2001 Attacks September 2015 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
Social Media Use during Disasters Fact Sheet May 2013 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan Project Fact Sheet
South Korean Printed and Internet Media Reporting: A Counterintelligence Challenge December 2007 Sin, Steve Report
Surveying the Literature on Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency, and Countering Violent Extremism: A Summary Report with a Focus on Africa January 2015 Pate, Amy Report
Terrorism in the News: The Efficiency and Impact of Sampling Methods on Data Collection and Content Analysis April 2016 Parkin, William Journal Article
The Audacity of Hype: Why International Cooperation will Easily Defeat Piracy in Southeast Asia July 2015 Tippin, Garett; Stevenson, John Discussion Point
The Media's Coverage of Domestic Terrorism November 2006 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
The Medium is Terrorism: Transformation of the About to Die Trope in Dabiq August 2016 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
Toward More Audience-Oriented Approaches to Crisis Communication and Social Media Research January 2018 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia Book Chapter
Violent Jihadism in Real Time: Al-Shabaab's Use of Twitter January 2013 Research Brief
Working the 'front lines' in Washington, DC: Digital age terrorism reporting by national security prestige press March 2012 Journal Article
Image Title Job Title Institution
Anthony Lemieux Anthony Lemieux

Associate Professor of Communication and Lead Researcher of the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Program

Georgia State University
Betty Pfefferbaum Betty Pfefferbaum

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Brandon Sullivan Brandon Sullivan

Assistant Professor

Michigan State University
Brooke Liu

Associate Professor of Communication and Director, Risk Communication & Resilience Program, START

University of Maryland
Cory Davenport Cory Davenport

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Daniella Fridl Daniella Fridl

Former Assistant Research Director, START

University of Maryland
Douglas McLeod Douglas McLeod

Professor of Communications

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Elizabeth Petrun Elizabeth Petrun Sayers

Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND Corporation

University of Maryland
Emily Iarocci Emily Iarocci

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Emmanuel Karagiannis Emmanuel Karagiannis

Senior Lecturer of International Relations

King's College
Gina Scott Ligon Gina Scott Ligon

Associate Professor of Management and Director of R&D at the Center for Collaboration Science

University of Nebraska Omaha
Holly Roberts

Program Manager, Risk Communication & Resilience Program, START

University of Maryland
Ingrid Schulz

Faculty Research Assistant

University of Maryland
Jacob Loewner

Faculty Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
James Pennebaker James Pennebaker

Professor and Chair of Psychology Department

University of Texas
Jeffrey Gruenewald Jeff Gruenewald

Assistant Professor

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
John Sawyer John Sawyer

Commercialization Director, START

University of Maryland
Julia Fraustino, START Julia Fraustino

Incoming Assistant Professor

West Virginia University
Kurt Braddock

Post-doctoral teaching fellow

Pennsylvania State University
Lisa Keranen Lisa Keranen

Associate Professor of Communications, Director of National Communication Association Forum (NCA-F)

University of Colorado Denver
Lyubov Mincheva

Associate Professor

University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Mila Jonns Mila Johns

Researcher

n/a
Nil Satana

Visiting Faculty Member

University of Maryland
Stevan Weine Stevan Weine

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Illinois at Chicago
Steven Chermak Steven Chermak

Associate Professor of Criminology

Michigan State University
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science

University at Albany, State University of New York

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