The Center’s Faculty Media Impact Project will be opening to the public on October 3, 2013. The Project assesses the degree to which faculty share their research with the broader public. Its rankings enable readers to compare specific scholars, departments, and schools in respect to both media citations and, importantly, the degree to which those who use public funding enrich public conversations in return.
The Project is based on over 50,000 search queries that involved more than 6,000 news sources relating to 12,777 professors at 94 universities in the social sciences (anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology). It examines the degree to which these faculty members are cited in the Google News Archive over a six year period (2006-2011).