Digital Media, Social Media, Communications
Dr. Leslie Regan Shade (Supervisor), Dr. Rhonda McEwen, & Dr. Nicole Cohen
PhD (ABD), University of Toronto, Information Studies Dissertation: “I Work in Social”: Community Management and Personal Branding in Social Media
MA, Wilfrid Laurier University, Communication Studies
Honours BA (distinction), University of Western Ontario, Media, Information, and Technoculture Writing Certificate (distinction)
Doctoral Completion Award (2016)
Ethel W. Auster Scholarship for Doctoral Research (2016)
University of Toronto Fellowship (2011–2016)
Hilda Wilson Fellowship in Technology, Information and Culture (2015)
Oxford Internet Institute, Summer Doctoral Program (2014)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2011–2014)
University of Toronto Excellence Award (2011–2014)
Jacobson, J. (2016). Networked spectators: Social media conversation & moderation at the Olympic opening ceremony. Online Information Review, 40(6), 746–760. doi: 10.1108/OIR-02-2016-0044
Gruzd, A., Jacobson, J., Mai, P. H., & Wellman, B. (2016). Understanding communities in an age of social media: The good, the bad, and the complicated. Information, Communication, & Society. 19(9), 1187–1193. doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2016.1187195
Jacobson, J. & Mascaro, C. (2016). Movember: Twitter conversations in a hairy social movement. Social Media + Society. 2(2): 1–12. doi: 10.1177/2056305116637103
Shade, L. R., & Jacobson, J. (2015). Hungry for the job: The creative economy, unpaid internships, and gender. The Sociological Review, 63(S1): 188–205. doi: 10.1111/1467-954X.12249
Gruzd, A., Jacobson, J., Wellman, B. & Mai, P. H. (2016). Special issue of Information, Communication, & Society. 19(9).
Gruzd, A., Jacobson, J., & Dubois, E. (2016). Hacking the storage and preservation of social media data. iConference 2016 Proceedings. doi: 10.9776/16551
Gruzd, A., & Jacobson, J., Wellman, B., & Mai, P. H. (2016). Introduction to Social Media and Society
Conference. Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society – ACM. doi: 10.1145/2930971.2930972
Jansen, E. H., Jacobson, J., & Resch, G. (2015). eMigrate: Aggregating government open data for enhanced job category selection in support of immigration applications. iConference 2015 Proceedings. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/73784
Gruzd, A., & Jacobson, J., Mai, P. H., & Wellman, B. (2015). Introduction to 2015 Social Media and Society Conference. Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Media & Society – ACM. doi: 10.1145/2789187.2789188
Lew, A., Wellman, B., McEwen, R., Hayat, Z., & Jacobson, J. (2014). Networks in information: An interactive engagement of theoretical and analytical approaches. iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 1207–1210). doi: 10.9776/14219
Jacobson, J. (2012). Information curation. Proceedings of ASIST 2012: The 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. doi: 10.1002/meet.14504901269
Co-Edited Conference Proceedings
Gruzd, A., Jacobson, J., Mai, P. H., Ruppert, E., & Murthy, D. (2016). Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society. ACM. ISBN: 978-1-4503-3938-4
Gruzd, A., Jacobson, J., Mai, P. H., & Wellman, B. (2015). Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Media & Society. ACM. ISBN: 978-1-4503-3923-0
Shade, L. R., & Jacobson, J. (2015). Hungry for the job: The creative economy, unpaid internships, and gender. In B. Conor, R. Gill, & S. Taylor (Eds.), Gender and creative labour (pp. 188–205). Sociological Review Monographs 39. Wiley-Blackwell.
Semaphore, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Social Media Lab, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Committee for Honorary Degrees (2016–present)
Academic Toolbox Reference Group (2014–present)
President’s Advisory Committee on the Appointment of a Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity (2015–2016)
Nominating Committee for the University Tribunal (2015–2016)
Academic Appeals Committee (2015–2016)
University Affairs Board (2015–2016)
Discipline Appeals Board (2014–2016)
University Tribunal (2012–2016)
Academic Board (2013–2014)
Faculty of Information Committees
Academic Appeals Committee, Doctoral Students’ Association (2014–2015)
Co-Curricular Record Committee (2013–2014)
President, Doctoral Students’ Association (2013–2014)
Executive Committee of Faculty Council Representative (2013–2014)
Coach House Institute Lecture Series Organizing Committee Member (2013–2014)
Social Committee, Doctoral Students’ Association (2012–2014)
Vice-President, Doctoral Students’ Association (2011–2013)
Faculty Council Representative, Faculty of Information (2011–2013)
In the News
The Toronto Star. Blue Jays beer-toss aftermath reveals dangers of crowd-sleuthing. (2016, October 6).
The Toronto Star. Giving no f–ks: getting more out of caring less. (2016, September 20).
24 Hours. Snapchat for dummies. (2016, August 9).
University of Toronto Scarborough. Explore U of T Scarborough through Pokémon GO. (2016, July 21).
CBC News. Facebook Live a window into the good, bad and ugly of human experience. (2016, May 19).
Global News. Blue Jays fan threatens Ted Rogers statue; gets visit from the police. (2016, March 14).
Convergence – Humber College Magazine. Out with the old, in with the news. (2016, April 27).
Fashion Magazine. Digital presence. (2016, February).
The Charlatan. Laurier sent into lockdown after threats made online. (2015, October 21).
The Globe & Mail. Campuses grapple with response to online threat after Wilfrid Laurier lockdown. (2015, October 16).
The Toronto Star. Instagram account @TTCWomen raises privacy concerns. (2015, April 9).
Global News. The changing nature of charity: Plugging in to the digital age. (2015, March 19).
The Globe & Mail. Six things Facebook’s new community rules won’t allow. (2015, March 15).
Humber Et Cetera. Internet influences perception of beauty, study. (2015, February 27).
Humber Et Cetera. Social media a calmer person makes, says study. (2015, January 30)
The Toronto Star. Homeless charity campaigns using social media spark controversy. (2014, December 15).
The Globe & Mail. We wish you a frantic Christmas. (2014, December 4).
Ming Pao. Employers often violate laws when supervising unpaid interns. (2014, November 16).
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Humanities and social science research is crucial to our understanding of the changing workplace. (2014, November 14).
The Varsity. Social media not a factor for U of T Law, Medicine. (2014, November 11).
CBC News. Ryerson University opens a social media lab. (2014, September 16).
CBC News. Have Rob Ford, Donald Sterling set a new bar for the court of public opinion? (2014, May 6).
Western News. Students get pointers from Reader’s Digest. (2009, February 12).
Edmonton AM, Edmonton. Interview with Mark Connolly, CBC. 2015, May.
The Morning Edition, Kitchener-Waterloo. Interview with Craig Norris, CBC. 2015, May.
A New Day, Whitehorse. Interview with Sandi Coleman, CBC. 2015, May.
The Early Addition, Vancouver. Interview with Rick Cluff, CBC. 2015, May.
Windsor Morning, Windsor. Interview with Tony Doucette, CBC. 2015, January.
Metro Morning, Toronto. Interview with Matt Galloway, CBC. 2015, January.
Island Morning, Charlottetown. Interview with Mitch Cormier, CBC. 2015, January.
The Morning Edition, Regina. Interview with Sheila Coles, CBC. 2015, January.
Ottawa Morning, Ottawa. Interview with Hallie Cotnam, CBC. 2015, January.
West Coast Morning, Corner Brook. Interview with Bernice Hillier, CBC. 2015, January.
Information Morning, Moncton. Interview with Jonna Brewer, CBC. 2015, January.
Daybreak Kamloops, Kamloops. Interview with Shelley Joyce, CBC. 2015, January.
The Morning Edition, Kitchener-Waterloo. Interview with Craig Norris, CBC. 2015, January.
The Early Addition, Vancouver. Interview with Rick Cluff, CBC. 2015, January.
The Eyeopener, Calgary. Interview with David Gray, CBC. 2015, January.
A New Day, Whitehorse. Interview with Sandi Coleman, CBC. 2015, January.
Information Radio, Winnipeg. Interview with Marcy Markusa, CBC. 2015, January.