Iria Puyosa

Researcher and consultant in political communication, public opinion, and web strategies. PhD from the University of Michigan (2009). Postgraduate training in survey-based research (University of Michigan, 2005) and strategic communication (Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, 1998). Consulting experience for political organizations, NGOs, political leaders, universities, and digital media. Currently, conducting research on networked social movements, communities on the web, political control over the internet, and digital journalism, using a wide array of methods, including statistical analysis, social network analysis, web analytics and discourse analysis. Taught graduate courses on Political Communication, New Media, Digital Journalism, Social Networks, and Public Opinion Research, in prestigious universities in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador.

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Latest posts by Iria Puyosa

March 29, 2018

Culture Shot N° 7: Privacy

How does the US media look at privacy? Looking critically at stories around privacy from US Top Online News sources, it seems as though many feel that privacy may be under threat.

February 8, 2018

Searching for ‘indios’ in Ecuador and Venezuela: A Lesson in Language and Data

What happens when the data doesn’t support the story we first set out to tell?

January 11, 2018

Culture Shot No. 5: Homeland (Patria)

What does “the Homeland” (patria) have to do with an ID card? For a Venezuelan, the answer to that question is obvious.

November 7, 2017

Small but Mighty: Struggles and Achievements of the Sarayaku

The Sarayaku people, a small indigenous community in eastern Ecuador, are rarely in the news. They live near the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. But twice in the past several years, they have grabbed the attention of Ecuadorian national media in small, but important ways.

July 7, 2017

What Does the Media Say is Happening in Venezuela?

There has been extensive news coverage of the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela (including our own), but not every media outlet frames the story in the same way. How does...