Natalie Pennington In The News

Profile: Natalie Pennington

April 30, 2020
It’s easy to jump to the conclusion that online support groups don’t come close to the benefits that real-life therapy can offer, but that’s a misconception. In actuality, online grief support is not only a viable alternative to in-person groups, but in some ways, it can be better.
Shelter In Place Podcast
April 2, 2020
Social distancing has made us more reliant on social media than ever -- and also more susceptible to its pitfalls. Laura reflects on the changes in her own life around social media during this time.
Associations Now
March 27, 2020
As many people settle into new routines that severely limit their ability to see colleagues, friends, and family, they are hopping on social media hoping to revive some of those lost connections. However, one expert warns that if you’re not careful about how you use social media, you could end up feeling less connected and more depressed.
March 23, 2020
With calls from elected and health officials to self-isolate to prevent the spread of coronavirus, more and more people are turning to social media as their primary means of entertainment and connection with friends and the outside world.
January 29, 2020
It's November, 1996, and I'm 13 years old. My father and I are sitting court-side at the Los Angeles Forum as the Lakers take position.
December 27, 2019
More and more people are questioning the value that social media brings into their lives, with many users choosing to disconnect and trading in blue screens for blue skies, or at least, a life less dependent on checking notifications every three seconds.
Hello Giggles
December 27, 2019
Signing off from social media due to depression, stress, and anxiety is common, says University of Nevada, Las Vegas communication studies professor and social media researcher Natalie Pennington.
Topical Thunder
December 23, 2019
Does social media play a big role in politics? Most people would say yes. But what are the dynamics of that role? How does social media impact our understanding of politics, and in what ways should politics take platforms like Facebook and Twitter into account?