Research

Cronkite School faculty members engage in a variety of research and creative activities, resulting in books, papers, television programs, newspaper and magazine articles and public relations campaigns that are disseminated to members of the public as well as the academy. Cronkite School faculty have:

  • Published numerous books with commercial houses and university presses
  • Published scores of refereed journal articles in such prestigious outlets as Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Communication Law and Policy and the Journal of Media Economics
  • Produced award-winning television documentaries and other productions
  • Wrote frequent op-ed columns and magazine stories.
Mayo Clinic Cronkite Medical Journalism Fellowship

Leading journalists took part in Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Medical Journalism Fellowhsip

Sixteen journalists from across the country took part in the Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Fellowship from May 13-18, which provided five days of intensive medical journalism training at Mayo Clinic campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale and the Cronkite School on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. Fellows attended sessions on regenerative medicine, augmented human intelligence and other medical innovations and participated in a hands-on experience that simulated the high-pressure situations that doctors face in emergency and operating rooms.

Must See Mondays

Cronkite Faculty Research: Making a Difference

The Cronkite School’s faculty includes world-class media scholars and professionals who publish and speak around the globe on the most important topics facing journalism and mass communications today. Join us this Must See Monday event to hear from Assistant Professor Jacob Nelson and News Co/Lab Managing Director Kristy Roschke about some of their most recent projects in a discussion moderated by Dawn Gilpin, director of research and doctoral studies.

Must See Mondays

The Pandemic and Public Perception: Joint Research at Cronkite

Members of Cronkite’s research faculty and doctoral students worked together to track trends in communication on the coronavirus pandemic and the public perception of health messaging during this global crisis. Hear from Director of Research and Doctoral Studies Dawn Gilpin, Assistant Professor Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral students Rian Bosse and Mohammed Madouh in this conversation moderated by Assistant Dean B. William Silcock.

Cronkite School Faculty Publications

What is Fox News? Researchers want to know
Jacob Nelson

Is Aggression Contagious Online? A Case of Swearing on Donald Trump’s Campaign Videos on YouTube
K. Hazel Kwon
Presentation: Cronkite School Faculty Meeting, 2016

Solar Carbon Cowboys
Peter Byck
Films: “One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts” and “Solar Carbon Cowboys”

Facebook Threats: The Missed Opportunities of Elonis v. U.S.
Joseph Russomanno
Journal Article: Communication Law and Policy, 21:1 (Winter 2016): 1-37

Donald Trump’s Dangerous Attacks on the Press
Leonard Downie, Jr.
Op-Ed: The New York Times, Jan. 13, 2017

The Role of Ruminants in Reducing Agriculture’s Carbon Footprint in North America
Peter Byck
Peer Reviewed Publication: W.R. Teague, S. Apfelbaum, R. Lal, U.P. Kreuter, J. Rowntree, C.A. Davies, R. Conser, M. Sasmus-Sen, J. Hatfield, T. Wang, F. Wang and P. Byck 2016

I’m Not a Fan. I’m a Journalist: Measuring American Sports Journalists’ Sports Enthusiasm
Sada Reed
Conference Presentation: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Minneapolis, 2016

Towards a New Model for Journalism Education
Dan Gillmor
Journal Publication: Journalism Practice, Volume 10, Issue 7., 2016

Researching the Framing of Still and Moving Images Across Media Platforms: Challenges and Opportunities
B. William Silcock
Editor-Reviewed Publication: Schwalbe, C., B. William Silcock and Keith, S. In P.D’Angelo, Ed. DOING NEWS FRAMING ANALYSIS 2: EMPERICAL AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES (IN PRESS 2016)

The Defense of Journalism that Journalism Never Knew: Jacobo Zabludovsky and The Siege of SIN News
Craig Allen
Conference Paper: Presented at the Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 16

Deadly Deal: A drug Kingpin’s Plea With the U.S. Triggered Years of Bloodshed Reaching All the Way to Southlake
Alfredo Corchado
Article: The Dallas Morning News, April 14, 2016

In Defense of the First Amendment
Eric Newton
Research: A study showing news organizations are less able to champion First Amendment rights in court. Knight Foundation, April 21, 2016

The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know
Leonard Downie, Jr.
Book: C.W. Anderson, Leonard Downie, Jr., Michael Schudson, Oxford University Press, September 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Dump Peter Thiel From the Facebook Board of Directors. He Won’t
Dan Gillmor
Article: Slate, May 26, 2016

The Road to ‘Reader Friendly’: Newspapers and Readership in the Late 20th Century
Leslie-Jean Thornton
Peer-Reviewed Journal Article: Cogent Social Sciences, 2., June 2016

How to Really Teach Students to Engage Communities
Rebecca Blatt
Article: MediaShift, June 2, 2016

Common Ground: Poll Finds U.S. – Mexico Border Residents Overwhelmingly Value Mobility, Oppose Wall
Alfredo Corchado
Article: The Dallas Morning News, July 18, 2016

Juan Gabriel Memorial
Angela Kocherga
Article: Dallas Morning News, Sept. 4, 2016

He Saved Latin, What Did You Ever Do?
Andres Martinez
Article: Zocalo Public Square, September 2016; also in Houston Chronicle, Sept. 8, 2016

Dual Language Learning
Angela Kocherga
Article: Dallas Morning News, Sept. 19, 2016

The Neighborhood Hyperlocal: New Kid on the Block or a Chip off the Old One?
Monica Chadha
Journal Article: Digital Journalism, 2015

What I Am Versus What I Do: Work and Identity Negotiation in Hyperlocal News Startups
Monica Chadha
Journal Article: Journalism Practice, 2015

Four Areas of Collegiate Student-Athlete Privacy Invasion
Sada Reed
Journal Article: Communication and Sport, 2015

Gatecheckers at the Visual News Stream
B. William Silcock
Journal Article: Schwalbe, C., Silcock, B. and Candello, E., Journalism Practice, 2015

Clash of Perceptions: An Analysis of China’s 2011 Image-Building Advertising Campaign
Xu Wu
Journal Article: Public Relations Review (40): 38-44, 2015

Race, Gender, Class & Media: Studying Mass Communication and Multiculturalism
Sharon Bramlett-Solomon
Book: Third Edition. Kendall Hunt Publishing Co. (with Meta Carstarphen) Research and writing summer 2015 (forthcoming spring 2017)

Cause and Effect: The Free Speech Transformation as Scientific Revolution
Joseph Russomanno
Journal Article: Communication Law and Policy, Summer 2015

Local TV News, Racial Stereotypes and the Color of Crime
Sharon Bramlett-Solomon
Invited Academic Paper: (Keynote Address) Global Perspectives on Colorism Conference, Washington University Law School, St. Louis, Missouri, April 3-4, 2015

Data Journalism: Inside the Global Future
Steve Doig
Book Chapter: Essay for “Data Journalism: Inside the Global Future,” edited by T. Felle, J. Mair and D. Radcliffe (Abramis), October 2015

Heading East
Andrew Leckey
Book Chapter: U.S.-China relations in book “Heading East” published by China’s Oriental Outlook national magazine, 2014

The Photo Is Live at Applifam: An Instagram Community Grapples With How Images Should Be Used
Leslie-Jean Thornton
Journal Article: Visual Communication Quarterly, 2014

The Origin of Spanish Language Nightly Network News: Enlarging Knowledge of News Institutions and How Network News Was Formed
Craig Allen
Presentation: Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2014

The New Editors of the Internet
Dan Gillmor
Article: The Atlantic, Aug. 22, 2014

Americans’ Perception of Chinese Government: A Comparative Survey Study of American General Public and Elite Opinion Leaders’ Views of China and Chinese Ruling Party
Xu Wu
Refereed Conference Proceeding and Policy Report: Sponsored by China Foundation on Peace and Development. The final data analysis and policy report (pp. 112) was submitted to the sponsor on Aug. 15, 2014

The Obama Administration and the Press
Leonard Downie, Jr.
Report: Committee to Protect Journalists, 2013

Exploring Complex Organizational Communities: Identity as Emergent Perceptions, Boundaries, and Relationships
Dawn Gilpin
Journal Article: Gilpin, D. R., & Miller, N. K. Communication Theory, 2013

Identity Brokerage and Organizational Community Building
Dawn Gilpin
Journal Article: Gilpin, D. R., & Miller, N. K. Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing 25(4), 354-373, 2013