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  • Journalists’ Twitter use shows them talking within smaller bubbles

    Illinois journalism professor Nikki Usher’s recent study with colleague Yee Man Margaret Ng looked at how Washington, D.C., journalists cluster on Twitter.

    Illinois journalism professor Nikki Usher has focused her research on elite U.S. newsrooms and how new technology impacts how journalists work. Her recent study with colleague Yee Man Margaret Ng looked at how Washington, D.C., journalists cluster on Twitter.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Nikki Usher, call 213-220-7824; email nusher@illinois.edu; Twitter handle @nikkiusher. To reach Margaret Ng, email ymn@illinois.edu; Twitter handle @ng007007.

    The paper “Sharing knowledge and ‘microbubbles’: Epistemic communities and insularity in US political journalism” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1177/2056305120926639