Research

The following is a reasonably up-to-date list of professional publications and presentations.

BOOKS

Published

  • “Key Works in Community Journalism Research,” chapter 2 of The Foundations of Community Journalism: A Primer for Research, Bill Reader (Ohio University) and John Hatcher (University of Minnesota Duluth), editors. Anticipated publication: mid-2010.

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

  • Journalism & Mass Communication Educator Autumn 2006. Research article “Capstone Courses in Mass Communication Programs,” co-authored with colleague Lauren Vicker.
  • Newspaper Research Journal Fall 2005. Research article “Few Papers Use Online Techniques to Improve Public Communication.”
  • Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly Summer 2005.Research article “The Effect of Content Mix on Circulation Penetration for U.S. Daily Newspapers.”

INVITED PUBLICATIONS

  • AEJMC News July 2009. Article "Poster Child? Not Bad" (about value of poster-style research presentations). PDF of newsletter can be found here; article is on page 12.
  • Global Media Journal vol. 7, iss. 12 (Spring 2008) Review of book The Pursuit of Public Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism (Tanni Haas) published in journal. Link to article can be found here
  • Newspaper Research Journal Fall 2003. Review of book What Liberal Media?: The Truth About Bias and the News (Eric Alterman) published in Fall 2003 quarterly issue of journal.
  • College Media Review Summer 1999. Feature article, “College Community Newspapers”

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

  • Convergence and Society: The Participatory Web (3.0) conference, October 2008. Presented paper titled “Virtual Community Support for Offline Communities Through Online Newspaper Message Forums,” at national conference on media convergence sponsored by University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, October 9-11, 2008.
  • AEJMC national professional conference, August 2008. Presented paper titled “What ARE They Reading? News Preferences Among College Students,” at AEJMC conference in Chicago, Ill. Earned “top paper” award for special call on industry-related research.
  • AEJMC national professional conference, August 2006. Presented paper titled “Participatory journalism opportunities on major newspapers’ online sites,” at AEJMC conference San Francisco, CA.
  • Association of Internet Researchers international professional conference, October 2005.Presented paper titled “Cyber-Democratic Engagement and the Online Newspaper: A Case Study,” Chicago, Ill.
  • AEJMC national professional conference, August 2005.Presented paper titled “The Fourth Estate in the Digital Age: Formulating a new role for journalists as facilitators of online civic discourse,” San Antonio, Texas.
  • AEJMC national professional conference, August 2005.Presented paper titled “Second Servings: Online publication and its relationship to second-day leads in newspapers,” San Antonio, Texas.
  • Media Ecology Association national professional conference, June 2005.Presented paper titled “Core Concern: Structural imperialism and the impact of Sept. 11 on U.S. coverage of international news,” New York City
  • AEJMC regional professional conference, February 2005. Presented paper titled “Online Newspapers as a Venue for Cyber-Democratic Engagement,” Atlanta, Ga.
  • Media Ecology Association national professional conference, June 2004.Presented paper titled “Carrots and Sticks: Copyright Piracy in East Asian Nations, Rochester N.Y.
  • GIFT Scholar, AEJMC national professional conference, August 2003. Participated in refereed poster session presenting journalism teaching ideas Kansas City, MO.
  • GIFT Scholar, AEJMC national professional conference, August 2004. Participated in refereed poster session presenting journalism teaching ideas, Toronto, Canada.


INVITED (NON-REFEREED) PRESENTATIONS

  • First Friday, St, John Fisher College, November 2008. Participated in panel discussion with four other faculty members for group of students and alumni on topic of the recently completed presidential election.
  • The Transformation of Print Journalism, August 2008. Served as panel organizer and moderator for mini-plenary session at AEJMC Professional Conference, August 2008, Chicago Ill.
  • Public Journalism 2.0: The Past, Present and Future of the Practice, August 2008. Served as panel organizer and moderator for one of three panels presented at a half-day pre-convention session sponsored by the AEJMC Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group, and held at Columbia College of Chicago in August 2008 in conjunction with the AEJMC national conference held there.
  • Mentoring: It’s More than a Hearty Welcome, August 2008. Panel discussion at AEJMC Professional Conference, August 2008, Chicago Ill.
  • First Friday, St, John Fisher College, November 2004. Participated in panel discussion with four other faculty members for group of students and alumni on topic of the recently completed presidential election.
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