Books: Trump, Journalism & Geography

My edited book, The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy (Routledge), will appear in Spring 2018. Trumpled (Bloomsbury), which looks at cultural meanings of newswork during Trump’s presidency, will appear in paperback in 2019. Geographies of Journalism: The Imaginative Power of Place in Making Digital News (Routledge) will also appear in 2019. Reinventing journalism practice, education, and training: Addressing news as power and propaganda (Bloomsbury) is also due to publishers at end of 2018. I am also coediting a book on climate change and media.

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New Position in UK

I have accepted a position as Senior Lecturer of Critical Digital Media Practice (with tenure) at Lancaster University in the UK and start in January 2018. Excited for the move and new adventures in research and teaching in the Sociology Department’s Media and Cultural Studies program. Meanwhile, at Florida International University, plans are proceeding to launch the $300,000 iDEEP production studio that I am organizing. See the image above of what it might look like. Lastly, my move to the UK coincides with my new appointment as Associate Editor of Journalism Practice, which will begin in January.

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Research & Innovation

My co-authored article in Journalism Studies examines intersections of national and local news boundaries, while my co-authored article on mythical archetypes and deviousness appears in Journalism. I am also honored to be named as a Tow-Knight Disruptive Educator and will produce a report on using rubrics in assessing journalism coursework. Additionally, my colleagues Ines Marino and Nurhayat Bilge are presenting research (our team also includes Lanier Holt) about immersive environments in VR at the Medios y Sociedad conference in Buenos Aires. The image above is from a recent exhibit at Ubound in Miami focused on expanding VR work in Miami. Click to see a video of the booth.

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