Title

Dr. Carolyn Nielsen: Moment or Movement: U.S. News Coverage Racial Issues in a Digital Era

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

11-2-2017

Keywords

News coverage of racial issues, Influence of technology in the newsroom

Abstract

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.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Reporters and reporting--Social conditions; Journalistic ethics--United States; Mass media and race relations--United States; Race discrimination--United States; Investigative reporting--Technological innovations--United States

Geographic Coverage

United States

Genre/Form

lectures

Type

moving image

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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