Tar Heel Talks: Political expression through digital media with Associate Professor Deen Freelon

Deen Freelon is an associate professor in the UNC School of Media and Journalism whose research covers two major areas of scholarship: 1) political expression through digital media and 2) data science and computational methods for analyzing large digital datasets. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 journal articles, book chapters and public reports, in addition to co-editing one scholarly book.

He has served as principal investigator on grants from the Knight Foundation, the Spencer Foundation and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has written research-grade software to calculate intercoder reliability for content analysis (ReCal), analyze large-scale network data from social media (TSM) and collect data from Facebook (fb_scrape_public).

Prior the MJ-school, Freelon taught at American University in Washington, D.C.

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