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Media and Terrorism

Media and Terrorism

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure (CT NEADS) Barnett S. Koven January, 2019 to January, 2020
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration Erin Miller January, 2019 to January, 2020
Computational Modeling of Grievances and Political Instability Through Global Media Gary LaFree September, 2014 to September, 2019
Two to Tango: Government and Terrorist Group Actions in Colombia Barnett S. Koven March, 2018 to June, 2018
Resources and Resilience: A Computational Model of Strategic Influence January, 2018 to June, 2018
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan June, 2001 to June, 2018
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller May, 2012 to May, 2018
Framing Global Salafi-Jihadist Messages in the West Peter Neumann July, 2012 to December, 2015
Comprehensive Testing of Imminent Threat Public Messages for Mobile Devices (MDP) Brooke Liu, Hamilton Bean, Marcus A. Boyd, Michele Wood June, 2012 to June, 2015
Mapping and Evaluating Online Salafi-Jihadism Arie Kruglanski, Jarret Brachman, Michele Gelfand July, 2012 to December, 2014
Social Media Use during Disasters Brooke Liu July, 2012 to October, 2013
Effectiveness of Counterterrorism Strategies Martha Crenshaw June, 2008 to November, 2011
Cell Groups and Individual Radicalization in Indonesia, United Kingdom, and the United States Douglas M. McLeod June, 2008 to December, 2009
The Role of the Media in the Recruitment of Terrorists: Mass Communication and the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Muslims in Indonesia Douglas M. McLeod June, 2007 to May, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
An Analysis of Violent Nonstate Actor Organizational Lethality and Network Co-Evoluation in the Middle East and North Africa February 2016 Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor START Reports
Can taking down websites really stop terrorists and hate groups? September 2017 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Discussion Point
Countering Terrorism: No Simple Solutions January 2017 LaFree, Gary; Crenshaw, Martha Book
European and American Extreme Right Groups and the Internet November 2012 Caiani, Manuela Book
Exploring Gun Ownership as a Social Identity to Understanding the Perceived Media Influence of the Virginia Tech News Coverage on Attitudes toward Gun Control Policy April 2012 Atwell Seate, Anita Journal Article
Exposure to Muslims in Media and Support for Public Policies Targeting Muslims November 2015 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
Images of Death and Dying in ISIS Media: A Comparison of English and Arabic Print Publications January 2018 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
Is Viewing Mass Trauma Television Coverage Associated With Trauma Reactions in Adults and Youth? A Meta‐Analytic Review March 2019 Pfefferbaum, Betty Journal Article
Lying About Terrorism April 2014 Young, Joseph Journal Article
Marvel’s Civil War: An Allegory of September 11 in the American Civil War Framework January 2013 Erdemandi, Max Journal Article
Media Effects in Youth Exposed to Terrorist Incidents: A Historical Perspective February 2018 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
Media Effects Within the Context of Violent Extremism in the Post-9/11 Era April 2019 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Media Effects: Do Terrorist Organizations Launch Foreign Attacks in Response to Levels of Press Freedom or Press Attention? May 2015 Asal, Victor Journal Article
New Media, Public Relations, and Terrorism Resilience December 2012 Liu, Brooke Book Chapter
News Frames and National Security: Covering Big Brother November 2015 McLeod, Douglas M. Book
Options and Strategies for Countering Online Radicalization in the United States January 2013 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
Oxygen of Publicity and Lifeblood of Liberty: Communication Scholarship on Mass Media Coverage of Terrorism for the Twenty-First Century November 2007 Keranen, Lisa Book Chapter
Perceived Media Influence, Mental Illness, and Responses to News Coverage of a Mass Shooting April 2017 Atwell Seate, Anita Journal Article
Reactions of Oklahoma City Bombing Survivors to Media Coverage of the September 11, 2001 Attacks September 2015 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
Social Media Use during Disasters Fact Sheet May 2013 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan Project Fact Sheet
South Korean Printed and Internet Media Reporting: A Counterintelligence Challenge December 2007 Sin, Steve Report
Surveying the Literature on Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency, and Countering Violent Extremism: A Summary Report with a Focus on Africa January 2015 Pate, Amy START Reports
Terrorism in the News: The Efficiency and Impact of Sampling Methods on Data Collection and Content Analysis April 2016 Parkin, William Journal Article
Terrorism Media Effects in Youth Exposed to Chronic Threat and Conflict in Israel April 2019 Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose Journal Article
The Audacity of Hype: Why International Cooperation will Easily Defeat Piracy in Southeast Asia July 2015 Tippin, Garett; Stevenson, John Discussion Point
The Death of bin Laden: How Russian and U.S. Media Frame Counterterrorism September 2014 Liu, Brooke; Madden, Stephanie Journal Article
The Media's Coverage of Domestic Terrorism November 2006 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
The Medium is Terrorism: Transformation of the About to Die Trope in Dabiq August 2016 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
The Online Caliphate: Internet Usage and ISIS Support in the Arab World May 2019 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
The Scared, the Outraged, and the Anxious: How Crisis Emotions, Involvement, and Demographics Predict Publics' Conative Coping April 2016 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia; Jin, Yan Journal Article
Toward More Audience-Oriented Approaches to Crisis Communication and Social Media Research January 2018 Liu, Brooke; Fraustino, Julia Book Chapter
Trends of Anashid Usage in Da‘esh Video Messaging and Implications for Identifying Terrorist Audio and Video January 2019 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
Validating Extremism: Strategic Use of Authority Appeals in al-Naba' Infographics May 2018 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
Violent Jihadism in Real Time: Al-Shabaab's Use of Twitter January 2013 Research Brief
When Data Do Not Matter: Exploring Public Perceptions of Terrorism January 2019 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
Working the 'front lines' in Washington, DC: Digital age terrorism reporting by national security prestige press March 2012 Journal Article
Image Title Job Title Institution
Anthony Lemieux Anthony Lemieux

Associate Professor of Communication and Lead Researcher of the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Program

Georgia State University
Betty Pfefferbaum Betty Pfefferbaum

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Brandon Sullivan Brandon Sullivan

Assistant Professor

Michigan State University
Brooke Liu

Professor of Communication and Director, Risk Communication & Resilience Program, START

University of Maryland
Cory Davenport Cory Davenport

Research Scientist, SAIC

Daniella Fridl Daniella Fridl

Former Assistant Research Director, START

University of Maryland
Deborah Cai

Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Klein College of Media and Communication

Temple University
Douglas McLeod Douglas M. McLeod

Evjue Centennial Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Elizabeth Petrun Elizabeth Petrun Sayers

Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist

RAND Corporation
Emily Iarocci Emily Iarocci

Senior Advisor, TechOp Solutions International

Emmanuel Karagiannis Emmanuel Karagiannis

Senior Lecturer of International Relations

King's College
Gina Scott Ligon Gina Scott Ligon

Associate Professor of Management and Director of R&D at the Center for Collaboration Science

University of Nebraska Omaha
Hamilton Bean Hamilton Bean

Assistant Professor

University of Colorado Denver
Holly Roberts

Senior Communications Consultant, Enterprise Resource Performance Inc (ERPi)

Ingrid Schulz

Law Student

Georgetown University
Jacob Loewner

Graduate Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
James Pennebaker James Pennebaker

Professor and Chair of Psychology Department

University of Texas
Jeff Gruenewald

Associate Professor

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
John Sawyer John Sawyer

Director of Strategic Corporate Research Relationships

University of Maryland
Julia Fraustino, START Julia Fraustino

Assistant Professor

West Virginia University
Karina Panyan

Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database (GTD), START

University of Maryland
Kieran Quinlan

Data Scientist & Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

Kurt Braddock

Post-doctoral teaching fellow

Pennsylvania State University
Lisa Keranen Lisa Keranen

Associate Professor of Communications, Director of National Communication Association Forum (NCA-F)

University of Colorado Denver
Mila Jonns Mila Johns


Nil Satana

Visiting Associate Professor

University of Maryland
Rashmi Singh Rashmi Singh

Associate Professor

The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais
Rhyner Washburn

Cyber Intelligence Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Stevan Weine Stevan Weine

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Illinois at Chicago
Steven Chermak Steven Chermak

Associate Professor of Criminology

Michigan State University
Tara Kirk Sell

Senior Associate

Johns Hopkins University
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

University at Albany, State University of New York

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