Media Flows, Digital Technology and Evolving News Ecosystems
About Matthew Weber
Matthew Weber is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Information, and Director of Rutgers’ NetSCI Network Science Research Lab. Matthew’s research examines the evolution of the news media industry in response to the introduction of new information communication technology. More broadly, he focuses on processes of organizational change and adaptation, both internal and external to the organization. His recent work includes a large-scale longitudinal study examining strategies employed by media organizations for disseminating news and information through online hyperlink networks. Subsequent research includes an examination of the effectiveness of adopting social media within organizations in order to share knowledge and to collaborate with teammates.
Matthew is also leading an initiative to provide researchers with access to the Internet Archives in order to study digital traces of news networks. His work is funded by the National Science Foundation, William T. Grant Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and others. Matthew’s work has been widely published in leading academic journals, as well as in the popular press. Matthew received his PhD in 2010 from the Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Southern California.