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Stats + Stories: So What is RT Exactly?

Megan Metzger is a Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research at the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi) Program at Stanford University.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Over the last several years, there's been an increased interest, both in the public and in the media, in the interconnections between information, media and politics. Understanding those interconnections only seems to be growing in importance, as a number of countries, including the US, prepare for a new round of national elections. The connections between politics, technology and information are the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department and Richard Campbell of Media, Journalism and Film. Their guest is Megan Metzger, a research scholar and associate director for research at Stanford University's Global Digital Policy Incubator program. Metzger's work focuses on how technological changes facilitate changes in the way political actors access and distribute information. Metzger traveled to Miami on a visit sponsored by the Havighurst Center for Russian and post-Soviet studies as part of the colloquium series on Russian media strategies at home and abroad. 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.    

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