Book reviews have become a good friend during my PhD program. They help decide what books are worth spending the time to read fully, contextualize what conversations the book joins, and usefully summarize some of the key arguments of the books (and often where to find them within the book). The Media Industries Journal recently publishedContinue reading “Book Review: Localising Hollywood by Courtney Brannon Donoghue”
Yep. Another one of those entirely subjective list of great media to check out from the preceding year. This small selection comes from a longer list of what I consumed over 2018, and I hope you enjoy(ed) some of these, too.
I started tracking my daily media usage last year. It doesn’t include everything (academic articles, podcasts, social media usage, etc.), but it includes a lot. In 2018, I watched more than 50 seasons of television, nearly 100 movies, and read about 100 books. You have to have someway to de-stress after a busy year ofContinue reading “2018 Media Diet”
It’s time for my comprehensive exams in my Ph.D. program, meaning I get to spend the next few months reading non-stop. I’ve decided to share my comprehensive exam lists in the interest of helping anyone looking for resources to understand digital media industries and culture. A.J Christian undertook a similar task in 2010 because heContinue reading “Comprehensive Exams Reading Lists”
New wife! New running distances! New publications! New conference presentations! New semester! This list is getting less exciting as it goes on for most people, so I’ll quit with the exclamation points now. Here’s my self-indulgent detailing of the last few months. Woo-hoo.
I’m excited to announce I’ll be teaching two courses this fall at the University of Iowa—Journalistic Reporting and Writing as well as Multimedia Storytelling. These co-requisite classes work together to teach journalism undergraduate how to tell stories effectively across a variety of media. Journalistic Reporting and Writing teaches students the fundamentals of journalistic practice, rangingContinue reading “New Classes: Journalistic Reporting and Writing and Multimedia Storytelling”
Earlier this year, I presented a paper about digital television portals and independent media producers at the regional Big 10 Mini Conference. After receiving some useful feedback from the mini-conference, I re-worked some of the paper and will be discussing at the national FlowTV Roundtables in Austin, TX September 27-29. “The Growing Intersection of theContinue reading “Conference Presentation: Streaming Film and TV Services and Independent Film at FlowTV Roundtables”
Summertime! Let’s kick back, relax, and get nothing done! Right? Nope. On top of the whole marriage thing, I’m working my way through a large list of books to read this summer. Let me know if you have any interest in reading anything that’s coming up on the list below. I’d love to discuss someContinue reading “Summer 2018 Reading List”
Social media personalities, bloggers, and other influencers have been questioned for their ethics because of fears associated with influencers marketing products without telling their audiences. Joe Sinkwitz has an accessible summary of the concerns around influencers’ lack of disclosure. My research group on influencers within the travel industry sought to explore how these workers understoodContinue reading “Conference Presentation: Travel Influencers and Ethics of Authenticity”
I was elected as the Vice President of the University of Iowa’s Graduate Student Senate (GSS) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Vice President of GSS supports the President and is responsible for the planning and execution of the Jakobsen Conference, a poster presentation-based academic conference for University of Iowa graduate students. The conference encouragesContinue reading “Service Update: Vice President of Graduate Student Senate”