Books: Trump, Journalism & Geography

My edited book, The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy (Routledge), is available now, while Trumpled (Bloomsbury), will appear in 2019. My coauthored book Geographies of Journalism: The Imaginative Power of Place in Making Digital News (Routledge, with Kristy Hess) will also appear in 2019. Another project, Reinventing Journalism Practice, Education, and Training: Addressing news as power and propaganda (Bloomsbury) is due to publishers at end of 2018. In the meantime, I am also coediting a book on climate change and media.

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New Position(s) in the UK

I am now Senior Lecturer in Critical Digital Media Practice (with tenure) at Lancaster University in the UK, and I am excited for the new adventures in research and teaching in the Sociology Department’s Media and Cultural Studies program. As part of my duties, I will develop curricula related to digital media and journalism for the university’a partnership, UA92. My move to the UK coincides with my appointment as Associate Editor of Journalism Practice.

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Innovation, Industry & Research

As a Tow-Knight Disruptive Educator, I will produce a report on assessing journalism coursework in March. My paper, Who (and where) is credible?: Using virtual reality to examine credibility and bias of perceived race and ethnicity in urban and suburban environments, will be presented at the International Communication Association conference in Prague this spring. The project included work by 21 undergraduates who produced VR instruments and gathered data from 248 participants.

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