Dr. Carolyn Nielsen: Moment or Movement: U.S. News Coverage Racial Issues in a Digital Era
News coverage of racial issues, Influence of technology in the newsroom
Western Washington University Society of Professional Journalists presented Associate Professor Carolyn Nielsen on November 2, 2017 at Western. Nielsen worked in print journalism for a decade before she began teaching at Western Washington University. Her experiences as a reporter covering issues of racial violence in Southern California heavily influenced her doctoral dissertation research, which she completed in June. "Moment or Movement: U.S. News Coverage Racial Issues in a Digital Era" brings together her research interests examining news coverage of race and the influence of technology in the newsroom. This work stretches beyond "traditional" news outlets to include coverage produced in the emerging Interactive Race Beat journalism and Journalism 3.0 (yes, BuzzFeed) paradigms and foregrounds the voices of the reporters who produced it. Nielsen's previous work has been published in New Media & Society, Howard Journal of Communications, Newspaper Research Journal, and The Journal of Spanish-Language Media.
Nielsen, Carolyn E. and WWU Society of Professional Journalists, "Dr. Carolyn Nielsen: Moment or Movement: U.S. News Coverage Racial Issues in a Digital Era" (2017). Journalism. 12.