PhD Candidate at Northwestern University


Journal Articles

Nelson, J.L. (Forthcoming). The Elusive Engagement Metric.
Digital Journalism

Nelson, J. L., & Taneja, H. (2018). The Small, Disloyal Fake News Audience: The Role of Audience Availability in Fake News Consumption.
New Media & Society

Nelson, J.L. & Lei, R.F. (2017). The Effect of Digital Platforms on News Audience Behavior. 
Digital Journalism

Nelson, J.L. (2017). And Deliver Us To Segmentation: The Growing Appeal of the Niche News Audience.
Journalism Practice

Nelson, J.L.  & Webster, J.G. (2017). The Myth of Partisan Selective Exposure: A Portrait of the Online Political News Audience.
Social Media + Society

Nelson, J.L., Lewis, D.A., & Lei, R. (2017). Digital Democracy in America: A Look at Civic Engagement in an Internet Age
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

Nelson, J.L. & Webster, J.G. (2016). Audience Currencies in the Age of Big Data
International Journal on Media Management

Nelson, J.L. & Lewis, D.A. (2015). Training Social Justice Journalists: A Case Study
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator

Book Chapters

Webster, J.G. & Nelson, J.L. (2016). The Evolution of News Consumption: A Structurational Interpretation. In M. Mortensen, J. Ørmen & J.L. Jensen (Eds.), News Across Media. New York, NY: Routledge.


Nelson, J.L. (2017, November 29). Membership in News Literature Review.
The Membership Puzzle Project

Nelson, J.L. (2017, November 3). How Perceptions of the News Audience Shape Pursuits of the News Audience.
Tow Center for Digital Journalism.

Nelson, J.L.  (2017, January 31). Is ‘Fake News’ a Fake Problem? 
Columbia Journalism Review

Nelson, J.L. & Webster, J.G. (2016, May 20). Audience Currencies in the Age of Big Data. 

Nelson, J.L. (2015, September 30). Digital News Audiences Shift to Mobile as Platform Widens Margin vs. Desktop
Digital Content Next

Webster, J.G. & Nelson, J.L. (2015, May 15). Accounting for Attention Minutes as Currency
Digital Content Next


Is it true that fake news is an overblown story?
The News-Gazette

Good News: The Scope of Fake News is Limited
La Presse

Civic Engagement Paper Receives Award at Conference
Center for Civic Engagement