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Book Chapters

Littau, J., Gardner, E., & Thorson, E. (In Press, 2016). The Impact of News “Voice” on Adolescent Political Efficacy. In E. Thorson, M. McKinney, & D. Shah (Eds), Political Socialization in a Media Saturated World. New York: Peter Lang.

Bentley, C., Hamman, B., Littau, J., Watson, B., & Welsh, B. (2006). Citizen journalism: A case study. In M. Tremayne (Ed.). Blogging, citizenship and the future of media (1 ed., pp. 312): Routledge.

Book Chapter Sections

Littau, J., & Slagle, M. (2007). For God and country: The media and national security. In P. Paterson & L. Wilkins (Eds.), Media ethics: Issues and cases (pp. 200-202). New York: McGraw Hill.

Journal articles

Stewart, D., Littau, J. (In Press, 2016). Up, Periscope: Mobile Streaming Video Technologies, Privacy in Public, and the Right to Record. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

Littau, J., Jahng, M. (2016). Interactivity, Social Presence, and Journalistic Use of Twitter. #ISOJ, 6(1). 71-90.

Littau, J. (2016). Participatory news websites feature more opinion pieces. Newspaper Research Journal, 37(1), 70-81.

Jahng, M., Littau, J. (2016). Interacting is believing: Interactivity, social cue, and perceptions of journalistic credibility on Twitter. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 93(1), 38-58.

Littau, J. (2015). Time to “get” religion? An analysis of religious literacy among journalism students. Journal of Media and Religion, 14(3), 145-159.

Littau, J., Stewart, D. (2015). “Truthiness” and second-level agenda setting: Satire news and its influence on perceptions of television news credibility. Electronic News, 9(2), 122-136.

Littau, J. (2014). Web-network social capital: Exploring network actions and benefits for online community members. Community Journalism, 3(1), 46-71.

Brown, C., Hendrickson, E., & Littau, J. (2014). New Opportunities for Diversity: Twitter, Journalists and Traditionally Underserved Communities. Journal of Social Media Studies, 1(1), 1-16.

Sternadori, M. & Littau, J. (2012). With a little help from my friends: Motivations and patterns in social media use and their influence on perceptions of teaching possibilities. Journal of Media Education, 3(2), 5-20.

Wise, K., Eckler, P., Kononova, A., & Littau, J. (2009). Exploring the hardwired for news hypothesis: How threat proximity affects the cognitive and emotional processing of health-related print news. Communication Studies, 60(3), 268-287.

Conference papers

Jahng, R. & Littau, J. (2014). Gender, social cue and interactivity in social media: Investigation of journalists’ social media use and credibility. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Montreal. (awarded top poster)

Littau, J. & Sciora, A. (2012). #OCCUPYNEWS: Participatory media, networked movements and change in the media agenda. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Chicago, IL

Sternadori, M. & Littau, J. (2011). With a Little Help from My Friends: Motivations and Patterns in Social Media Use and Their Influence on Perceptions of Teaching Possibilities. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, St. Louis, MO.

Brown-Smith, C., Hendrickson, E., & Littau, J. (2011). New Opportunities For Diversity: Twitter, Journalists and Traditionally Underserved Communities. Paper presented at the International Symposium for Online Journalism, Austin, TX.

Littau, J. (2010). Bowling online: ‘Web-network’ social capital as a new way of understanding distance engagement. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Denver, CO.

Littau, J., Brown-Smith, C., Hendrickson, E., & Oyedeji, T. (2010). Curated creativity: Motivations and agendas influencing the relationship between Twitter use and blog productivity. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Denver, CO.

Littau, J., Thorson, E., & Oh, H. (2010). The Role of Two New Measures of Media Use in Political Socialization Responses on Youth.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Singapore.

Littau, J., Gardner, E., Thorson, E. (2009). The Impact of News “Voice” on Adolescent Political Efficacy. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, MA. (awarded second-place paper)

Thorson, E., Meyer, H., Littau, J., & Jahng, M. (2009). Political news: Antecedents and consequences of use. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Alhabash, S., Littau, J., Wise, K., Eckler, P., & Kononova, A. (2009). The “face” of Facebook: Emotional responses during social networking. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Kononova, A., Wise, K., Littau, J., Alhabash, S., & Eckler, P. (2009). Cognitive and emotional processing while navigating CNN.com. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Eckler, P., Wise, K., Kononova, A., Littau, J., & Alhabash, S. (2009). Motivational activation during online shopping. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Littau, J., Mason, D. (2008). Time to “get” religion? An analysis of religious literacy among journalism students. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Stewart, C., Littau, J. (2008). “Truthiness” and satire news: The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and television news credibility. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Wise, K., Eckler, P., Kononova, A., Littau, J. (2008). Processing fear and risk in health messages. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Montreal.

Littau, J. (2007). Content differences for an online newspaper site and its citizen journalism publication. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C. (winner of top student paper)

Littau, J., Thorson, E., Bentley, C. (2007). Citizen journalism and community building: Predictive measures of social capital generation. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C.

Bentley, C., Meyer, H., Littau, J. (2007). Citizen Journalism and the TMC: User content as a driver for a free newspaper. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C.

Bentley, C., Hamman, B., Ibold, H., Littau, J., & Meyer, H. (2006). Sense of community as a driver for citizen journalism. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

Bentley, C., Littau, J., Hamman, B., Meyer, H., Welsh, B., & Watson, B. (2005). The citizen journalism movement: MyMissourian as a case study. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Antonio, TX.