Miriam Metzger

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Professor, Department of Communication


Miriam J. Metzger is a professor in the Department of Communication at UC Santa Barbara. Her research lies at the intersection of media, information technology, and trust, centering on how information and communication technologies alter our understanding of credibility and force us to confront new challenges in protecting our privacy. She has published work that examines theoretical and regulatory changes brought about by emerging information and communication technologies. Her research has been widely published in the field of communication, and she has co-edited two volumes investigating issues of digital literacy. Miriam is a faculty affiliate of the Carsey-Wolf Center at UC Santa Barbara and the Education Director at the university's Center for Information, Technology & Society.


credibility; privacy; information technology


Metzger, M. J., Flanagin, A. J., Eyal, K., Lemus, D. R., & McCann, R. (2003). Credibility in the 21st century: Integrating perspectives on source, message, and media credibility in the contemporary media environment. In P. Kalbfleisch (Ed.), Communication Yearbook 27,(pp. 293-335). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Metzger, M. J., & Flanagin, A. J. (Eds.) (2008). Digital media, youth, and credibility. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Metzger, M. J. (2007). Communication privacy management in electronic commerce. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(2).