I am a journalism studies scholar focused on what is happening to news in a changing media environment.

My research concentrates primarily on how different actors publicly compete to define journalism and its boundaries, dictate its normative and ethical commitments, and establish proper forms of news—all of which has epistemic and political consequences for society.

My research program advances conceptual tools to make sense of these processes, including journalistic authority, metajournalistic discourse, and boundary work.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2007 -
  • MA: Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2002 -
  • BA: Communication, Loyola University Chicago, 2000 -

Specialties

  • Journalism Studies
  • Media technology and theory