2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Adam Saffer

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Assistant Professor
Adam Saffer
Adam Saffer, USA, is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His research takes a network perspective to explore the areas of advocacy and activism, social networks, and interactive communication technologies in public relations. Saffer and colleagues studied the Stop Online Piracy Act Campaign in 2012 where activist organizations employed interactive technologies to connect publics with their legislators. The activists’ mobilization led to the legislation being withdrawn. This study was informed by network theory, structural holes theory, and used employed hyperlink network analysis to study the network of activist organizations’ websites. Before joining the faculty, Saffer completed his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. He was the recipient of the 2012 Ketchum Excellent in Public Relations Research Award and served as a research fellow at Ketchum Public Relations’ headquarters in New York City.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, September 22

12:00 PDT