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Stats + Stories: Social Media, Data, and Democracy

Dr. Steven Lloyd Wilson is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016, and serves as the Project Manager of Computational Infrast
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New media technologies can be imagined as friend or foe when it comes to politics depending on who’s using the media and who’s framing that use. The last few years in particular, has seen a rise in interest in the use of new media in the post-Soviet world. Politics, the internet, and data are the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined in studio by regular panelists, John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, and Richard Campbell, former and Founding Chair of Media, Journalism, and Film. Their guest is Steven Lloyd Wilson, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno and studies the intersection of the internet and politics, particularly as it relates to the former Soviet world. He’s in the studio after traveling to Miami on a visit sponsored by the Havinghurst 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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