Under Preparation
Book Chapters
Book Reviews

Current Work

My main current projects analyse 


1. The relationships between technology and journalism, through case studies of responses to 'fake news' and fact checking. This includes interviews with dozens of Silicon Valley-based tech journalists and platforms such as Google and Facebook, alongside content analysis.


2. The use of Weibo by Chinese journalists


3. Data Journalism in China


4. Discourses of fake news and attacks on journalists


5. Indigenous journalism and the Wakul App.  

Published: Articles

Beratis, D. and Wright, S. (In Press) Election Night Broadcasts and the Hybrid Media System: a case study of Australia, International Journal of Press/Politics.

Jones, C., Trott, V., and Wright, S. (2020), Sluts and soyboys: MGTOW and the production of misogynistic online harassment", New Media & Society, 22(10):1903-1921.

Wong, S.C. and Wright, S. (2020) Hybrid Media Mediation Opportunity Structure? A case  Study of the Anti-National Education Movement, New Media & Society, 22(10): 1741-1762.


Jones, C., Wright, S. and Trott, V. (2020) ‘The Pussy Ain’t worth it, Bros!’ The Discourse and Structure of MGTOW, Information, Communication & Society. 23(6): 908-925.


Wright, S., Graham, T. and Jackson, D. (2020), When Journalists Go Guardian “Below the Line”: Comment Spaces at the Guardian (2006-2017). Journalism Studies, 21(1): 107-126.

Farhall, K., Wright, S., Carson, A. and Lukamto, W. (2019), Political Elites’ Use of Fake News Discourse Across Communications Platforms, International Journal of Communication, 13: 4353–4375.

Wright, S. and Higginbotham, W. (2019), Delineating and Assessing Cultural Relations: The case of Asialink, The International Journal of Communication. 13: 1487-1506.

Wright, S. (2018) 'The Impact of Super-Participants on Everyday Political Talk, Journal of Language & Politics (online first). 

Wong, SC. and Wright, S. (2018) 'Generating a voice among ‘media monsters’: hybrid media practices of Taiwan’s Anti-Media Monopoly Movement', Australian Journal of Political Science (online first).

Ziegele, M., Springer, N., Jost, P. and Wright, S. (2018), Online user comments across news and other content formats: Multidisciplinary perspectives, new directions , Studies in Media|Communication 6(4): 315-332.


Simons, M., Nolan, D., and Wright, S. (2017) "'We Are Not North Korea': Propaganda and Professionalism in the People's Republic", Media, Culture & Society, 39(2): 219-237. (R9 Google scholar) 

Wright, S., Graham, T., Sun, Y., Wang, W.Y., Luo, X., Carson, A. (2016) 'Analysing Everyday Online Political Talk in China: Theoretical and Methodological Reflections', Communication, Politics & Culture, 49(1): 39-61. 

Wright, S. (2016) 'Everyday Online Political Talk: Design, deliberation and “Third Space”, Questions de Communication. (Special issue of the French Communication Journal edited by Romain Badouard and Clément Mabi - in French).

Graham, T., Jackson, D. and Wright, S. (2016) 'We need to get together and make ourselves heard': Everyday online spaces as incubators of political action', Information, Communication & Society, 19(10): 1373-1389. (R6 SJR)

Wright, S. (2015) '"Success” and Online Political Participation: the case of Downing Street E-petitions', Information, Communication & Society,  19(6): 843-857. (R6, SJR)

Wright, S. (2015) ‘Populism and Downing Street E-petitions: Connective action, hybridity and the changing nature of organizing’, Political Communication, 32(3): 414-433.  (ISI Rank: 1; A*)

Graham, T., Jackson, D. & Wright, S. (2015) 'From everyday conversation to political action: Talking austerity in online ‘third spaces'", European Journal of Communication 30(6): 649-665 (A*). 

Graham, T., & Wright, S. (2015). 'A Tale of Two Stories from “Below the Line”: Comment Fields at the Guardian', International Journal of Press/Politics, 20(3), 317-338. 10.1177/1940161215581926

Graham, T., Jackson, D., & Wright, S. (2015) 'Zwischen Haushalt und politischer Öffentlichkeit: Wie auf Online-Foren für lebensnahe Politik mobilisiert wird', Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, 28(2): 65-77.

Graham, T. and Wright, S. (2014) ‘Discursive Equality and Everyday Talk Online: the impact of "Super-Participants’, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(3): 625-642. (Google scholar rank: 3; ISI 5-year rank 1; Acceptance rate: 2.4%)


Wright, S. (2012) ‘Politics as Usual? Revolution, normalization and a new agenda for online deliberation’, New Media & Society. 14(2): 244-261. (Google scholar rank: 1; ISI 4)

Wright, S. (2012) 'From "third place" to "Third Space": everyday political talk in non-political online spaces', Javnost, 19(3): 5-20.

Wright, S. (2012) ‘Assessing (e-)Democratic Innovations: ‘democratic goods’ and Downing Street E-petitions’, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 9(4): 453-470.

Wright, S. (2009) ‘Political Blogs, Representation and the Public Sphere’, ASLIB Proceedings, 61(2): 155-169.


Wright, S. and Coleman, S. (2008) 'Political Blogs and Representative Democracy', Information Polity, Double Special Issue: Political Blogs & Representative Democracy Vol. 13(1-2):  1-6 (co-editor).


Wright, S. (2008) 'Read My Day? Communication, campaigning and councillors' blogs', Information Polity, 13(1): 81-95.

Wright, S. and Street, J. (2007) 'Democracy, Deliberation and Design: the case of online discussion forums', New Media & Society, 9(5): 849-869. Google scholar rank: 1; ISI 4.


Wright, S, (2007) ‘A Virtual European public sphere? The Futurum discussion forum’, Journal of European Public Policy, 14(8):1167-1185. (ISI: 8, 5-year)


Wright, S. and Wodak, R. (2006) ‘The European Union in Cyberspace: Multilingual Democratic Participation in a virtual public sphere?’, Journal of Language and Politics, 5(2): 251-75.

Wright, S. (2006) ‘Government-run Online Discussion Fora: Moderation, Censorship and the Shadow of Control’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 8(4): 550-68. (ISI 57)

Wright, S. (2006) ‘Electrifying Democracy: Ten years of policy and practice’, Parliamentary Affairs, 59(2): 236-249.

Wright, S. (2002) ‘Dogma or Dialogue? The Politics of the Downing Street website’, Politics: 135-142.


Book Chapters

Wright, S., Lukamto, W. and Trott, V. (2018) ‘The 2016 Australian Election Online: debate, support, community’. In: A. Gauja, P. Chen, J. Curtin and J. Pietsch (Eds) Double Disillusion: The 2016 Australian Federal Election. Canberra: ANU Press. 

Jackson, D. Wright, S. and Graham, T. (2017) "Everyday online Conversation, Emotion and Political Action. In: P. Reilly, A. Veneti, and D. Anatasaova (Eds) Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Sheffield: Information School, Sheffield University. Available here: https://pauljreilly.pressbooks.com/chapter/everyday-online-conversation-emotion-and-political-action/.

Wright, S., Graham, T. and Jackson, D. (2016), "Third Space, Social Media andEveryday Political Talk". In: A. Bruns, E. Skogerbø, C. Christensen, A.O. Larsson, & G. Enli (Eds). The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics, Taylor & Francis/Routledge: New York, pp74-88.


Wright, S. (2015), "E-petitions". In S. Coleman & D. Freelon (Eds). Handbook of Digital Politics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 136-150.


Graham, T. & Wright, S. (2014), "Analysing 'super-participation' in online third spaces". In M. Cantijoch, R. Gibson & S. Ward (Eds). Analyzing social media data and web networks. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 197-215.


Wright, S. (2014), 'Assessing (e-)democratic innovations: "democratic goods" and Downing Street e-petitions', in Dutton WH ed(s), Politics and the Internet. (Reader)


Wright, S. and Street, J. (2014), 'Democracy, deliberation and design: the case of online discussion forums', in Dutton WH ed(s), Politics and the Internet, Critical Concepts in Political Science. (Reader)


Wright, S. (2012), “Mapping the Participatory Journey in Online Consultations”. In: P. Shane and S. Coleman (eds), Re-connecting Democracy, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 149-172.


Wright, S. and Coleman, S (2012), “The Third Sector as E-democratic Intermediaries”. In: P. Shane and S. Coleman (eds), Re-connecting Democracy, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 209-228.


Wright, S. (2009), “The Role of the Moderator: Problems and Possibilities”. In: T. Davies and S. Peña Gangadharan, (eds), Online Deliberation: design, research and practice Chicago: CUP, pp. 233-242.


Wright, S. (with A. Edwards) (2009), “Moderation in Government-Run Online Fora”. In: M. Khosrow-Pour, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition, London: IGI Global.


Wright, S. (2008), '‘Language, Communication and the Public Sphere’'. In: R. Wodak & V. Koller (eds), The Handbook of Applied Linguistics: language, communication and the public sphere, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 21-44.


Wright, S. (with R. Wodak) (2007), “The European Union in Cyberspace: Democratic Participation via Online Multilingual Discussion Boards”. In: B. Danet and S.C. Herring (eds), The Multilingual Internet, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 385-407.


Wright, S. (2005), “Design Matters: the political efficacy of government-run online discussion forums”. In S. Oates, R. Gibson and D. Owens (eds), The Internet and Politics: citizens, voters, and activists, London: Routledge, pp. 80-99.




Book Reviews


(2017) Karpf, D. (2016) Analytic Activism, Oxford: Oxford University Press. In: Journal of Information Technology & Politics. 

(2012), Davis, R. (2009), Typing Politics Oxford: Oxford University Press. In: Perspectives on Politics.


(2010), Coleman, S. and Blumler, J. (2009), The Internet and Democratic Citizenship Oxford: Oxford University Press. In: Journal of the American Society for Information and Technology 61(11): 2374-2375.


(2008), Mossberger, K. Tolbert, C.J. and McNeal, R.S. (2008), Digital Citizenship: The Internet, Society, and Participation Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. In: Journal of Information Technology and Politics 5(2): 262-264.


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