Global Networked Media Archive Project

The Global Networked Media Archive Project (GNMA) showcased the work of the Multimedia Monitoring System at Texas A&M University, led by Dr. Randy Kluver and Dr. Heidi Campbell.

GNMA White Papers

The GNMA scholars have produced several White Papers using data derived from the Multimedia Monitoring System on a wide range of topics such as, the Cairo and Benghazi Embassy attacks, Chinese Media and Cybersecurity, and the Military Coup or Democratic Revolution in Egypt and the ouster of Mohamed Morsi.


Dr. Randy Kluver, Principal Investigator

Randy Kluver (Ph. D., University of Southern California, 1993) is the Dean of the School of Global Studies and Partnerships at Oklahoma State University. During his tenure at Texas A&M University, he served as the Director for the Institute for Pacific Asia at Texas A&M and the Executive Director of the Confucius Institute. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Asian Journal of Communication, New Media and Society, China Media Research, and the Western Journal of Communication. Dr. Kluver’s research interests include the role of the Internet in Asian societies, Asian political communication, globalization, and the political and social impact of information technologies. His co-edited book, Civic Discourse, Civil Society, and Chinese Communities, received the Outstanding Book Award from the International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association in 1999. His essay, “The Logic of New Media in International Relationships”, received the 2003 Walter Benjamin Award from the Media Ecology Association as the outstanding research article in media ecology.


Dr. Heidi Campbell, Co-Principal Investigator                                                      Email:

Heidi Campbell (Ph. D., University of Edinburgh 2002) is Associate Professor of Communication at Texas A&M, and affiliate faculty in Religious Studies. Her research interests focus on the social shaping of technology, rhetoric of new media, global media, and themes related to the intersection of media religion and culture. Her research has been published in the Journal of Computer-mediated Communication, New Media & Society, The Information Society, and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. She is author of Exploring Religious Community Online: We Are One in the Network (Peter Lang, 2005) and When Religion Meets New Media (Routledge, 2010). She helped to curate the MMS Arab Spring Archive and is also director of the Network for New Media, Religion, and Digital Culture Studies.