Research: Examining Audiences of the Amish School Shooting

A paper I coauthored with my colleague Erica Salkin (Whitworth University) titled “Behold the monster: Mythical explanations of deviance and evil in news of the Amish school shooting” has been selected for presentation at the 2015 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in San Fransisco.

A third in a series on news audiences, myth, and proximity, the paper’s abstract reads: (more…)

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Innovation Award: Project Recognized for Scholastic Merit

I am excited to announce that has been named the winner of the 2015 Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism award from the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The award will be presented in August at the conference in San Francisco. (more…)

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Technology: App Development Changes Talk on Sea Level Rise

Thanks to, a grant-funded effort that I’ve been helping lead at FIU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, we now have a way to visualize what sea level rise might look like in South Florida. Check out the coverage on Fusion and click here to try the appUpdate: The app made its way to the White House in April! (more…)

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