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Miriam Metzger

Associate Professor of Communication at UC Santa Barbara; Co-director of Credibility and Digital Media@UCSB

Miriam Metzger
Professor Metzger received her Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in 1997. After serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Dr. Metzger joined the faculty at UCSB in 2000.

She is interested in the social uses and effects of communication technologies. Her research includes studies of the credibility of information in the new media environment, problems of online privacy and security, the impact of media on public opinion, and the theoretical and regulatory changes brought about by the development of new media technologies. Her work has been published in such journals as Human Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Communication & Society, Communication Yearbook, New Media & Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication Research Reports, and Information, Communication & Society.

Dr. Metzger teaches courses in communication law, the Internet and society, statistics, media effects, and new developments in mass communication.

Dr. Metzger is the Associate Director of the Center for Film, Television, and New Media at UCSB. The Center is the first facility at a major research university where social scientists and humanists collaborate to teach and study all forms of media, using the interpretative powers of the humanities, the aesthetic perspective of the arts, and the quantitative methodology of the social sciences.

Current projects include studies of trust and information disclosure in the online environment, Web credibility, and the impact of traditional and newer media on public opinion. Dr. Metzger has served as a consultant to the MacArthur Foundation, the New Media Consortium, and the National Library of Medicine based on her work on Internet credibility.

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