Dr. Jill Hopke is researcher and professor. She has taught classes on social media, radio and digital video production, composition and public speaking, and communication theory. Dr. Hopke has a passion for environmental communication, social movements, and mobile media.
Tell me about yourself.
I am an Assistant Professor of Journalism in the College of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago. I focus my research on participatory and networked uses of emerging digital and mobile media platforms, with an emphasis on the ways in which environmental activists use these tools. Methodologically, I am interested in how social network analysis and related digital methods can enrich traditional communication research methods. I have a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While in graduate school I worked as a consultant in the UW-Madison DesignLab, a digital media lab and design consultancy service with the mission of improving students’ digital communication skills.
How did you first get involved with Discovertext?
I first used DiscoverText in the fall of 2013 when I was collecting Twitter data for my dissertation project.
What was your first impression of Discovertext?
My first impression of the DiscoverText platform was that it is a robust software for collecting and analyzing a range of social media data.
How do you use Discovertext?
I have used DiscoverText in several projects to both collect and code Twitter data.
What are your two favorite things about DiscoverText?
I appreciate that the software is relatively accessible for a data analytic software, in terms of the prizes you award for academic researchers. I also appreciate that the program has the capacity for both quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
Projects using DiscoverText:
Hopke, J. E. (2015). Hashtagging politics: Transnational anti-fracking movement Twitter practices. Social Media + Society, 1(2), 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/2056305115605521
Hopke, J. E. & Simis, M. (2015). Discourse over a contested technology on Twitter: A case study of hydraulic fracturing. Public Understanding of Science, 0(0), 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/0963662515607725