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Dr Tom Nicholls

Lecturer in Data Science Communication and Media

Publications

2021

The role of suspended accounts in political discussion on social media: analysis of the 2017 French, UK and German elections (Journal article)

Majo-Vazquez, S., Congosto, M., Nicholls, T., & Nielsen, R. K. (2021). The Role of Suspended Accounts in Political Discussion on Social Media: Analysis of the 2017 French, UK and German Elections. SOCIAL MEDIA + SOCIETY, 7(3). doi:10.1177/20563051211027202

DOI: 10.1177/20563051211027202

Computational Identification of Media Frames: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities (Journal article)

Nicholls, T., & Culpepper, P. D. (2021). Computational Identification of Media Frames: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities. POLITICAL COMMUNICATION, 38(1-2), 159-181. doi:10.1080/10584609.2020.1812777

DOI: 10.1080/10584609.2020.1812777

tm.plugin.proquest (Software / Code)

Nicholls, T. (2021). tm.plugin.proquest (Version 1.0) [Computer Software]. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.4574613

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4574613

2020

Computational identification of media frames: strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities (Other)

Nicholls, T., & Culpepper, P. (n.d.). Computational identification of media frames: strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. Center for Open Science. doi:10.31235/osf.io/5rysm

DOI: 10.31235/osf.io/5rysm

Splitting the Tactical Vote? Coordination Problems with Polling Model-Driven Tactical Voting Websites (Journal article)

Nicholls, T., & Hayton, R. (2020). Splitting the Tactical Vote? Coordination Problems with Polling Model-Driven Tactical Voting Websites. POLITICAL QUARTERLY, 91(1), 61-69. doi:10.1111/1467-923X.12822

DOI: 10.1111/1467-923x.12822

2019

Local Government Performance, Cost-Effectiveness, and Use of the Web: An Empirical Analysis (Journal article)

Nicholls, T. (2019). Local Government Performance, Cost-Effectiveness, and Use of the Web: An Empirical Analysis. POLICY AND INTERNET, 11(4), 480-507. doi:10.1002/poi3.209

DOI: 10.1002/poi3.209

Churnalism and wire copy: a comparative analysis of textual reuse in UK and US online news (Conference Paper)

Nicholls, T., & Graves, L. (2019, September 16). Churnalism and wire copy: a comparative analysis of textual reuse in UK and US online news. In International Journal of Press/Politics conference. Loughborough, UK.

Detecting Textual Reuse in News Stories, At Scale (Journal article)

Nicholls, T. (2019). Detecting Textual Reuse in News Stories, At Scale. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, 13, 4173-4197. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Full-population web crawl of .gov.uk web domain, 2014 (Other)

Nicholls, T. (2019). Full-population web crawl of .gov.uk web domain, 2014. UK Data Service. doi:10.5255/UKDA-SN-852205

DOI: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-852205

Data processing and analysis code for 'Detecting Textual Reuse in News Stories, At Scale' in the International Journal of Communication (Other)

Nicholls, T. (2019). Data processing and analysis code for 'Detecting Textual Reuse in News Stories, At Scale' in the International Journal of Communication. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3338003

Tool demo: RISJbot – a web crawler for collecting structured news article content at scale (Conference Paper)

Nicholls, T. (2019, May 24). Tool demo: RISJbot – a web crawler for collecting structured news article content at scale. In ICA annual conference. Washington, DC.

Computational methods for inductively extracting media frames: a comparative analysis (Conference Paper)

Nicholls, T. (2019). Computational methods for inductively extracting media frames: a comparative analysis. In ICA annual conference. Washington, DC.

Understanding news story chains using information retrieval and network clustering techniques (Journal article)

Nicholls, T., & Bright, J. (2019). Understanding news story chains using information retrieval and network clustering techniques. Communication Methods and Measures, 13, 43-59. doi:10.1080/19312458.2018.1536972

DOI: 10.1080/19312458.2018.1536972

2018

The role of suspended accounts in political discussion on social media: analysis of the 2017 French, UK and German elections (Conference Paper)

Majó-Vázquez, S., Congosto, M., Nicholls, T., & Nielsen, R. K. (2018). The role of suspended accounts in political discussion on social media: analysis of the 2017 French, UK and German elections. In European Symposium on Computational Social Science. Cologne.

RISJbot: a scrapy project to extract the text and metadata of articles from news websites (Software / Code)

Nicholls, T. (2018). RISJbot: a scrapy project to extract the text and metadata of articles from news websites (Version 1.1) [Computer Software]. doi:10.5281/ZENODO.1341873

DOI: 10.5281/ZENODO.1341873

Code and data for "Understanding news story chains using information retrieval and network clustering techniques" (Other)

Nicholls, T., & Bright, J. (2018). Code and data for "Understanding news story chains using information retrieval and network clustering techniques". Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1205036

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1205036

Churnalism, press releases and wire copy: detecting textual reuse in large news corpora (Conference Paper)

Nicholls, T. (2018). Churnalism, press releases and wire copy: detecting textual reuse in large news corpora. In ICA annual conference. Prague.

Coming of age: developments in digital-born news media in Europe (Report)

Nicholls, T., Shabbir, N., Graves, L., & Nielsen, R. K. (2018). Coming of age: developments in digital-born news media in Europe. Oxford: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Retrieved from https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/

Understanding news stories by clustering articles: an Information Retrieval approach (Conference Paper)

Nicholls, T., & Bright, J. (2018). Understanding news stories by clustering articles: an Information Retrieval approach. In ICA annual conference (pp. 16 pages). Prague. Retrieved from https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.07988

2017

The global expansion of digital-born news media (Report)

Nicholls, T., Shabbir, N., & Nielsen, R. K. (2017). The global expansion of digital-born news media. Oxford: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Retrieved from https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/

2016

Digital era local government in England: service reform and the Internet (Thesis / Dissertation)

Nicholls, T. (2016). Digital era local government in England: service reform and the Internet. (PhD Thesis, University of Oxford). Retrieved from https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:d85d7964-80d2-4b6d-bfac-418ed4f0fa6a

handclassifier: rapidly categorise web archive content (Software / Code)

Nicholls, T., & Bright, J. (2016). handclassifier: rapidly categorise web archive content (Version 0.5) [Computer Software]. doi:10.5281/zenodo.44358

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.44358

Digital-born news media in Europe (Report)

Nicholls, T., Shabbir, N., & Nielsen, R. K. (2016). Digital-born news media in Europe. Oxford: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Retrieved from http://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/

2015

Web crawling for big data in political science (Conference Paper)

Nicholls, T. (2015). Web crawling for big data in political science. In PSA Quantitative Network Conference (pp. 18 pages). Oxford.

2014

Warctika: Python library for processing WARC files through Apache Tika (Software / Code)

Nicholls, T. (2014). Warctika: Python library for processing WARC files through Apache Tika (Version 1.0) [Computer Software]. doi:10.5281/zenodo.12183

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.12183

Crowdsourcing measurement of e-government usability (Conference Paper)

Nicholls, T., & Gray, S. (2014). Crowdsourcing measurement of e-government usability. In Internet, Politics and Policy Conference (pp. 19 pages). Oxford. Retrieved from http://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:4b95b5a8-7275-44c6-8ed3-21517943b766

Internet use and English local government performance: an empirical assessment (Conference Paper)

Nicholls, T. (2014). Internet use and English local government performance: an empirical assessment. In European Group for Public Administration (pp. 29 pages). Speyer, Germany. Retrieved from https://www.scss.tcd.ie/

The Life and Death of Political News: Measuring the Impact of the Audience Agenda Using Online Data (Journal article)

Bright, J., & Nicholls, T. (2014). The Life and Death of Political News: Measuring the Impact of the Audience Agenda Using Online Data. SOCIAL SCIENCE COMPUTER REVIEW, 32(2), 170-181. doi:10.1177/0894439313506845

DOI: 10.1177/0894439313506845

2013

An Empirical Analysis of Internet Top-Level Domain Policy (Journal article)

Tom Nicholls. (2013). An Empirical Analysis of Internet Top-Level Domain Policy. Journal of Information Policy, 3, 464. doi:10.5325/jinfopoli.3.2013.0464

DOI: 10.5325/jinfopoli.3.2013.0464