RTTA 2/3: Media Influence

CNS-ASU researchers look at a computer

RTTA 2/3 analyzes media content in different outlets. The infrastructure built during the first five years of CNS-ASU funding allows the team to analyze content data in real-time from small, medium-sized and large newspapers in the US.

The RTTA 2 team has also partnered with the UW Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) to purchase access to a content analysis software that pulls data streams in real time from online and social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, blogs, online newspapers, etc.).

RTTA 2/3 continues to collect and mine data for traditional media, but our collaborations with the UW NSEC have allowed us to provide real-time insights into the ongoing debates around nano that are unique in the field of the social studies of science. An article comparing online and offline media environments is forthcoming in New Media & Society.