Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sabbatical for Fall 2019

Tomorrow will be my last day on campus as I will be working from home during my sabbatical this fall semester. I have some exciting projects to work on, as well as some personal and professional travel plans.

Will miss my suite mates, Tatsiana Karaliova and Scott Bridge

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Photo highlights from AEJMC 2019 in Toronto

Attending a panel on academic leadership with Dean Brooke Barnett
Graduates of the Institute for Diverse Leadership
Moderator for ICD panel
Moderator for CSW panel


Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Afternoon with Kopenhaver Fellows

I am inspired by an afternoon with the Kopenhaver Fellows at the AEJMC pre-conference in Toronto. What a great group of women!
The Kopenhaver Fellows of 2019

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

WJEC Syndicate: Educating Journalism Students on Gender and Inequality

From Madrid to Paris ... I am serving as the expert for a syndicate titled "Educating Journalism Students on Gender and Inequality."
With Ingrid Bachmann and Mia Moody-Ramirez

Participants in our syndicate



Monday, July 08, 2019

News Media Representations of Identity in Trial of Oscar Pistorius

Nancy Worthington and I presented our research on news media representations of identity in the trial of Oscar Pistorius in the Gender and Communication Section of IAMCR this morning.

IAMCR presentation

Thursday, July 04, 2019

UNESCO UniTWIN Network Meeting in Madrid

I am attending the UNESCO UniTWIN Network on Gender, Media and ICTs meeting in Madrid today as an  IAMCR pre-conference. Inspired by global efforts to improve media for women.

Our location at the Universidad Complutense
Members of the network

Friday, June 28, 2019

Hot off the Press

The Spring 2019 issue of the International Communication Research Journal arrived and will be mailed to members of the AEJMC's International Communication Division next week. I had the honor of serving as interim co-editor with Elanie Steyn at the University of Oklahoma. 

New issue of the International Communication Research Journal

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Study on Media Development now available

My study titled "Making Meaning of Media Development Today" is now available in the International Journal of Communication. Here is the abstract:
This article aims to fill a gap in the academic literature on how employees at a media development intermediary construct meaning of their work. Based on in-depth interviews with 18 employees of Internews, this research shows that employees believe the organization has “evolved” from the past to include the entire “information ecosystem” today. Themes that emerged include a focus on information as a solution, an emphasis on local communities, the desire to give voice to marginalized communities, and a practice of listening. Interviewees strictly adhered to official narratives of their work and to contemporary development orthodoxy, perhaps because of group think and participant bias. Despite these narratives, we have to consider the ulterior motives of media development as a neocolonial project. Although some of the results may seem obvious, there is merit in documenting these findings to demystify media development work today.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Launch of International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies

Happy to celebrate the publication of the International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies at the ICA conference in Washington, D.C., yesterday with co-editor Tim Vos and co-associate editors Annika Sehl and Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou. The encyclopedia includes more than 250 entries in three volumes. I enjoyed working with about 40 authors on their entries over the past few years.

With Tim Vos, Annika Sehl and Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou