The focus of this site is to share information on the research and the teaching of newer media, social media and journalism.
This purpose of this blog is to share my online experiences with educators and information providers. Currently, news and information organizations are hiring interns and journalism graduates in hopes that these journalists will possess the skills and knowledge to transform the field of journalism. However, some programs do not have the resources to train faculty who teach online media courses. I have learned so much about online through the kindness of others. This is why I will use this site to post new information including handouts on teaching newer media, social media and online journalism for educators, students and anyone else who wants to learn.
As a researcher, I have sought to learn from researchers outside my field to strengthen my research through the exposure of different theoretical frameworks and methods. However, research in the field of newer media invites much criticism. The foundation of my work on newer media is grounded in empirical research, philosophy, history and theory. This site will identify empirical research related to the field of newer media and translate it for an audience beyond academia.