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Articles by Andrew Phelps

Andrew Phelps is an assistant editor at The New York Times and a former staff writer at the Nieman Journalism Lab. Follow @andrewphelps on Twitter.
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Complicating the network: The year in social media research
Journalist’s Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here are 12 of the studies about social and digital media they found most interesting in 2014.
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