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Cronkite Faculty Research and Publications

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.

Cronkite professors write scholarly articles in some of the top refereed journals in the field, including the Journal of American History, the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Digital Journalism, Communication Theory, Journal of Health Communication, Communication Law and Policy and Visual Communication Quarterly.

They regularly produce books, book chapters, refereed and invited conference papers and book reviews. Research topics include the intersection of race, gender and media, media literacy, First Amendment law, visual gatekeeping, Spanish-language news in the U.S. and the impact of social media. Their books have been adopted by numerous schools and departments of journalism and mass communication around the country.

Cronkite professors also have produced important creative work in the popular media, including significant contributions to The New York Times, the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Time, Nieman Reports, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, Slate and the PBS NewsHour.

Here is a selection of some of their most recent work. 

Select Cronkite School Faculty Publications

What is Fox News? Researchers want to know
Jacob Nelson 
Online: https://www.cjr.org/tow_center/fox-news-partisan-progaganda-research.php

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
Online: https://cronkite.asu.edu/assets/pdf/research/kwon-aggression-contagious-swearing-trump-videos.pdf

Solar Carbon Cowboys
Peter Byck
Films: “One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts” and “Soil Carbon Cowboys”
Online: http://www.soilcarboncowboys.com/films

Facebook Threats: The Missed Opportunities of Elonis v. U.S.
Joseph Russomanno

Journal Article: Communication Law and Policy, 21:1 (Winter 2016): 1-37
Online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10811680.2016.1119023?journalCode=hclw20

Donald Trump’s Dangerous Attacks on the Press
Leonard Downie Jr.
Op-Ed: The New York Times, Jan. 13, 2017
Online: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/opinion/donald-trumps-dangerous-attac...

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. Rasmus-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
Online: http://www.aejmc.org/home/2016/06/sports-2016-abstracts/

Towards a New Model for Journalism Education
Dan Gillmor
Journal Publication: Journalism Practice, Volume 10, Issue 7., 2016
Online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17512786.2016.1164998

Researching the Framing of Still and Moving Images Across Media Platforms: Challenges and Opportunities
B. William Silcock
Editor-Reviewed Publication: Schwalbe, C., B. William Silcockand Keith, S. In P. D’Angelo, Ed. DOING NEWS FRAMING ANALYSIS 2: EMPIRICAL 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 2016

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
Online: http://interactives.dallasnews.com/2016/cartels/

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.
Survey: http://www.knightfoundation.org/publications/defense-first-amendment
Blog post: http://www.knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightblog/2016/4/21/news-industry-less-able-defend-freedom/

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
Online: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-news-media-9780190206192?cc=...

The Media’s Prediction Addiction Is Anti-Democratic
Andres Martinez
Article: Zócalo Public Square, May 2016
Online: http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2016/05/31/the-medias-prediction-addiction-is-anti-democratic/inquiries/trade-winds/

Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Dump Peter Thiel From the Facebook Board of Directors. He Won’t
Dan Gillmor
Article: Slate, May 26, 2016
Online: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/05/26/mark_zuckerberg_needs_to_dump_peter_thiel_from_the_facebook_board_of_directors.html

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
Online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311886.2016.1189055

How to Really Teach Students to Engage Communities
Rebecca Blatt
Article: MediaShift, June 2, 2016
Online: http://mediashift.org/2016/06/remix-how-to-really-teach-students-to-engage-communities/  

Common Ground: Poll Finds U.S. – Mexico Border Residents Overwhelmingly Value Mobility, Oppose Wall
Alfredo Corchado
Article: The Dallas Morning News, July 18, 2016
Online: http://interactives.dallasnews.com/2016/border-poll/

Juan Gabriel Memorial
Angela Kocherga
Article: Dallas Morning News, Sept. 4, 2016
Online: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/nationworld/20160904-as-plans-for-juan-gabriel-museum-take-shape-in-ciudad-juarez-fans-there-celebrate-his-memory.ece

He Saved Latin, What Did You Ever Do?
Andres Martinez
Article: Zócalo Public Square, September 2016; also in Houston Chronicle, Sept. 8, 2016
Online: http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2016/09/08/saved-latin-ever/inquiries/trade-winds/
Dual Language Learning
Angela Kocherga
Article: Dallas Morning News, Sept. 19, 2016
Online: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/headlines/20160919-english-and-spanish-dual-language-classes-flourish-in-el-paso-other-texas-districts.ece
The Neighborhood Hyperlocal: New Kid on the Block or a Chip off the Old One?
Monica Chadha
Journal Article: Digital Journalism, 2015
Online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21670811.2015.1096747
What I Am Versus What I Do: Work and Identity Negotiation in Hyperlocal News Startups
Monica Chadha
Journal Article: Journalism Practice, 2015
Online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17512786.2015.1046994
Four Areas of Collegiate Student-Athlete Privacy Invasion
Sada Reed
Journal Article: Communication and Sport, 2015 
Online: http://com.sagepub.com/content/early/recent 

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
Online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10811680.2015.1051916?journalCode=hclw20
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
Online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17512786.2015.1030133
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
Online: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/the-new-editors-of-the-internet/378983/
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 
Online: https://cpj.org/reports/2013/10/obama-and-the-press-us-leaks-surveillance-post-911.php
Exploring Complex Organizational Communities: Identity as Emergent Perceptions, Boundaries, and Relationships
Dawn Gilpin
Journal Article: Gilpin, D. R., & Miller, N. K. Communication Theory, 2013
Online: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/comt.12008/abstract
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