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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.
Facebook Threats: The Missed Opportunities of Elonis v. U.S.
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
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
Conference Presentation: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Minneapolis, 2016
Towards a New Model for Journalism Education
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 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
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
Article: The Dallas Morning News, April 14, 2016
In Defense of the First Amendment
Research: A study showing news organizations are less able to champion First Amendment rights in court. Knight Foundation, April 21, 2016.
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
The Media’s Prediction Addiction Is Anti-Democratic
Article: Zócalo Public Square, May 2016
Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Dump Peter Thiel From the Facebook Board of Directors. He Won’t
Article: Slate, May 26, 2016
The Road to ‘Reader Friendly’: Newspapers and Readership in the Late 20th Century
Peer-Reviewed Journal Article: Cogent Social Sciences, 2., June 2016
How to Really Teach Students to Engage Communities
Article: MediaShift, June 2, 2016
Common Ground: Poll Finds U.S. – Mexico Border Residents Overwhelmingly Value Mobility, Oppose Wall
Article: The Dallas Morning News, July 18, 2016
Juan Gabriel Memorial
Article: Dallas Morning News, Sept. 4, 2016
He Saved Latin, What Did You Ever Do?
Article: Zócalo Public Square, September 2016; also in Houston Chronicle, Sept. 8, 2016
Dual Language Learning
Article: Dallas Morning News, Sept. 19, 2016
The Neighborhood Hyperlocal: New Kid on the Block or a Chip off the Old One?
Journal Article: Digital Journalism, 2015
What I Am Versus What I Do: Work and Identity Negotiation in Hyperlocal News Startups
Journal Article: Journalism Practice, 2015
Four Areas of Collegiate Student-Athlete Privacy Invasion
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
Journal Article: Public Relations Review (40): 38-44, 2015
Race, Gender, Class & Media: Studying Mass Communication and Multiculturalism
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
Journal Article: Communication Law and Policy, Summer 2015
Local TV News, Racial Stereotypes and the Color of Crime
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
Book Chapter: Essay for "Data Journalism: Inside the Global Future," edited by T. Felle, J. Mair and D. Radcliffe, (Abramis), October 2015
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
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
Presentation: Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2014
The New Editors of the Internet
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
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
Journal Article: Gilpin, D. R., & Miller, N. K. Communication Theory, 2013
Identity Brokerage and Organizational Community Building
Journal Article: Gilpin, D. R., & Miller, N. K. Journal of Nonprofit and Public Sector Marketing 25(4), 354-373, 2013