The rise of fiction masquerading as fact has some educators and news industry experts worried that not everyone has the skills they need to differentiate between the two. Even more troubling are concerns that readers gravitate toward information that fits their worldview regardless of whether or not it is true. Journalism professor Chris Ison contributes to this story.
On November 3 at PRI, SJMC faculty members Valerie Belair-Gagnon and Colin Agur presented their research report on chat apps from their work as fellows for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Rodrigo Zamith, a 2015 SJMC doctoral graduate, earned the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award for his research examining the relationship between audience metrics and online news content. Zamith is the fourth SJMC graduate to receive the award.
The first half of 2016 has been a whirlwind for Jisu Huh. Not only did the School of Journalism & Mass Communication Director of Graduate Studies begin her one-year term as president of the American Academy of Advertising, SJMC Director Albert Tims announced Huh’s promotion to the rank of professor and holder of the Raymond O. Mithun Land Grant Chair in Advertising.