Is Yik Yak a platform for political communication? Exploring college students’ communication on an emergent social media platform. Digital discussions: How big data informs political communication.

Conference Papers
Vargo, C., & Hopp, T.
Paper presented at New Agendas Conference, Austin, TX.
Publication year: 2016

A network approach to intermedia agenda-setting: A big data analysis of traditional, partisan, and emerging online U.S. news.

Conference Papers
Vargo, C., & Guo, L.
Paper presented at AEJMC 2016 Annual Conference, Online News Division, Minneapolis, MN.
Publication year: 2016

Who determines the global news agenda? A big data analysis of international news flow on the internet.

Conference Papers
Guo, L., & Vargo, C.
Paper presented at ICA 2016, Mass Communication and Society Division (Top Faculty Paper for Journalism Studies Division), San Diego, CA.
Publication year: 2017

Social capital, civic engagement and identity: Exploring a model for political talk on Facebook.

Conference Papers
Hopp, T., Ferrucci, P., & Vargo, C.
Paper presented at AEJMC 2018 Annual Conference, Political Communication Interest Group, Washington, DC.
Publication year: 2018

A citizen-based profile of fake news dissemination on Facebook.

Conference Papers
Hopp, T., Ferrucci, P., & Vargo, C.
Paper presented at AEJMC 2018 Annual Conference, Political Communication Interest Group, Washington, DC.
Publication year: 2018

State-level demographics and tobacco-control correlates of smoking cessation behavioral change techniques on Twitter.

Conference Papers
El-Toukhy, S., Vargo, C., Hopp, T., & Choi, T.
Paper presented at the 2018 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
Publication year: 2018

The effect of corporate media ownership on depth of local coverage and issue agendas: A computational case study of six Sinclair TV station websites.

Conference Papers
Blankenship, J., & Vargo, C.
Paper presented at AEJMC 2019 Annual Conference, Electronic News Division, Toronto, Canada.
Publication year: 2019

Sharing native advertising on Twitter: Evidence of the inoculating influence of disclosures.

Conference Papers
Amazeen, M., & Vargo, C.
Paper presented at AEJMC 2019 Annual Conference, Mass Communication and Society Division, Toronto, Canada.
Publication year: 2019

Does negative campaign advertising stimulate uncivil communication on social media? A big data analysis.

Refereed Conference
Hopp, T., & Vargo, C.
Proceedings of the 2016 American Academy of Advertising Conference, 2016, 152-153.
Publication year: 2016

The effects of ad negativity on political digital advertising engagement: A computational case study of Russian Facebook and Instagram content.

Refereed Conference
Vargo, C., & Hopp, T.
Proceedings of the 2019 American Academy of Advertising Annual Conference.
Publication year: 2019

Attention to issues and facts: Assessing the role of need for orientation as a predictor of political news sharing on Facebook.

Journals
Vargo, C., & Hopp, T.
The Agenda-Setting Journal, 3(2), 186-207.
Publication year: 2019

Social capital as an inhibitor of online political incivility: An analysis of behavioral patterns among politically active Facebook users.

Journals
Hopp, T., & Vargo, C.
International Journal of Communication, 13(2019), 4313–4333.
Publication year: 2019

Civic engagement, social capital, and ideological extremity: Exploring online political engagement and political expression on Facebook.

Journals
Ferrucci, P., Hopp, T., & Vargo, C.
New Media & Society, 22(6), 1095-1115.
Publication year: 2019

Associations between advertisement negativity and political advertisement engagement: A computational case study of Russian-linked Facebook and Instagram content

Journals
Vargo, C., & Hopp, T.
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Preprint available online.
Publication year: 2020

Why Do People Share Ideologically Extreme, False, and Misleading Content on Social Media? A Self-Report and Trace Data-Based Analysis of Countermedia Content Dissemination on Facebook and Twitter.

Journals
Hopp, T., Ferrucci, P., & Vargo, C.
Human Communication Research, hqz022
Publication year: 2020

Predictors of international news flow: Exploring a networked global media system

Journals
Guo, L., & Vargo, C.
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Publication year: Accepted

Agendamelding: News, social media, audiences, and civic community.

Books
Shaw, D., Minooie, M., Aikat, D., & Vargo, C.
Peter Lang. New York, N.Y.
Publication year: 2019

eWOM across channels: comparing the impact of self-enhancement, positivity bias and vengeance on Facebook and Twitter

Journals
Vargo, C., Ganga, H., Hopp, T.
International Journal of Advertising, 38(8), 1153-1172
Publication year: 2019

Fifty years of agenda-setting research: new directions and challenges for the theory.

Journals
Vargo, C.
The Agenda-setting Journal. 2:2. (106-123).
Publication year: 2018

Correlating Self-Report and Trace Data Measures of Incivility: A Proof of Concept.

Journals
Hopp, T., Vargo, C., Dixon, L. & Thain, N.
Social Science Computer Review, 0894439318814241.
Publication year: 2019

Reinforcing attitudes in a gatewatching news era: Individual-level antecedents to sharing fact-checks on social media

Journals
Amazeen, M., Vargo, C. & Hopp, T.
Communication Monographs, 86(1), 112-132.
Publication year: 2019

“Fake news” and emerging online media ecosystem: An integrated intermedia agenda-setting analysis of during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Journals
Guo, L., & Vargo, C.
Communication Research, 47(2), 178-200.
Publication year: 2018

Global Intermedia Agenda Setting: A Big Data Analysis of International News Flow.

Journals
Guo, L. & Vargo, C.
Journal of Communication, 67(4), 499-520.
Publication year: 2017

Geographic and demographic correlates of autism-related anti-vaccine beliefs on Twitter, 2009-15

Journals
Tomeny, T., Vargo, C., El-Toukhy
Social science & medicine, 191, 168-175.
Publication year: 2017

The Agenda-Setting Power of Fake News: A Big Data Analysis of the Online Media Landscape from 2014 to 2016.

Journals
Vargo, C., Guo, L. & Amazeen, A.
New Media & Society, 20(5) 2028–2049.
Publication year: 2018

Election-related talk and agenda-setting effects on Twitter: A big data analysis of salience transfer at different levels of user participation

Journals
McGregor, S. & Vargo, C.
The Agenda Setting Journal, (1)1, 44-63.
Publication year: 2017

Networks, Big Data, and Intermedia Agenda Setting: An Analysis of Traditional, Partisan, and Emerging Online U.S. News

Journals
Vargo, C. & Guo, L.
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 94(4), 1031-1055.
Publication year: 2016

Does negative campaign advertising stimulate uncivil communication on social media? Measuring audience response using big data

Journals
Hopp, T. & Vargo, C.
Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 68(2017), 368-377
Publication year: 2017

First and Second Levels of Intermedia Agenda Setting: Political Advertising, Newspapers, and Twitter During the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Journals
Kim, Y., Gonzenbach, B., Vargo, C. & Kim, Y.
International Journal of Communication, 10(2016), 4550–4569
Publication year: 2016

Toward a Tweet Typology: Contributory Consumer Engagement with Brand Messages by Content Type

Journals
Vargo, C.
Journal of Interactive Advertising, 16(2), 157-168.
Publication year: 2016

Big Social Data Analytics in Journalism and Mass Communication: Comparing Dictionary-based Text Analysis and Unsupervised Topic Modeling.

Journals
Guo, L., Vargo, C., Pan, Z. & Ding, W.
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 93(2), 332-359.
Publication year: 2016

Social Capital, Political Polarity, and Socioeconomic Status as Predictors of Political Incivility on Twitter: A Congressional District-Level Analysis.

Journals
Vargo, C. & Hopp, T.
Social Science Computer Review, 35(1), 10-32.
Publication year: 2015

The Effect of Partisanship on Changes in Newspaper Consumption: A Longitudinal Study.

Refereed Conference
Hopp, T., Vargo, C.
Presented at AEJMC 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, Mass Communication & Society Division.
Publication year: 2015

The power of “issue ownership network”: A big-data analysis of the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

Refereed Conference
Guo, L. & Vargo, C.
Accepted to ICA 2015, Political Communication division in Puerto Rico.
Publication year: 2015

First and Second Levels of Intermedia Agenda Setting: Political Advertising, Newspapers, and Twitter Postings during the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election.

Refereed Conference
Kim, Y., Gonzenbach, B., Vargo, C. & Kim, Y.
Accepted to ICA 2015, CAT division in Puerto Rico.
Publication year: 2015

The Power of Message Networks: A Big-Data Analysis of the Network Agenda Setting Model and Issue Ownership.

Journals
Guo, L. & Vargo, C.
Mass Communication and Society, 18(5), 557-576.
Publication year: 2015

Media and Social Stability: How Audiences Create Personal Community.

Journals
Shaw, D. & Vargo, C.
Journalism Bimonthly [in Chinese]. 6(12). 16-24.
Publication year: 2014

Event vs. Issue: Twitter Reflections of Major News, a Case Study

Journals
Vargo, C., Basilaia, E. & Shaw, D.
Communication and Information Technologies Annual–Studies in Media and Communications, 9, 215-239.
Publication year: 2015

Network Issue Agendas on Twitter during the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Journals
Vargo, C., Guo, L., McCombs, M., Shaw, D.
Journal of Communication, 64(2).
Publication year: 2014

Content is King: News Media Management in the Digital Age.

Books
Graham, G., Greenhill, A., Shaw, D. & Vargo, C.
Bloomsbury. New York, N.Y.
Publication year: 2015

The Emerging Papyrus Society: How We Are Using Media to Monitor Civic Life, Find Personal Community, and Create Private Identity

Refereed Conference
Shaw, D., Vargo, C.., Cole, R. & Minooie, M.
Digital Communication in the Time of Disclosure. Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators (AUSACE) Presented at Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, October 26-28, 2014.
Publication year: 2014

When Motivated Reasoning Mediates Agenda Setting: Effects in the 2012 Republican Presidential Primaries

Refereed Conference
Vargo, C. & Shaw, D.
Paper presented to the annual conference of Media and the Public Sphere, Athens, Ga.
Publication year: 2013

Network Issue Agendas on Twitter during the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Refereed Conference
Vargo, C., Lei, G., Shaw, D. & McCombs, M.E.
Paper presented to the annual conference of AEJMC, Washington, D.C.
Publication year: 2013

Social Network Sites and Social Media: A New Research Paradigm for Strategic Communication?

Refereed Conference
Hester, J. & Vargo, C.
Paper presented at the annual AAA conference 2013. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Publication year: 2013

The Media and Social Stability: How Audiences Create Personal Community.

Refereed Conference
Shaw, D. & Vargo, C.
International Forum of Higher Education in Media and Communication. Beijing, China.
Publication year: 2012

The Unintended Consequences of “Moderate Mitt:” The Ideologies of Mitt Romney & Second‐level Agenda Setting

Refereed Conference
Vargo, C. & Arguello, J.
Paper presented at the annual conference of AEJMC, Chicago, Il.
Publication year: 2012

Internet Advertising & Interactive Computer Services: Liability & Immunity as Provided by the Communications Decency Act

Refereed Conference
Vargo, C.
Paper presented at the annual Southeast Colloquium of the AEJMC, Blacksburg, Va.
Publication year: 2012

Twitter as Public Salience: An Agenda-Setting Analysis.

Refereed Conference
Vargo, C.
Paper presented at the annual conference of AEJMC, St. Louis, Mo.
Publication year: 2011