About Sue Robinson
I am an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’ School of Journalism and Mass Communication. I spent more than a dozen years as a working journalist (mostly as a business reporter), received my master’s from Northeastern and my PhD from Temple. I teach newswriting, multimedia, and press theory courses, and help oversee the School’s master’s professional-track journalism program. It’s a pretty great gig. I hope to keep it for a while.
About the Practice of MediaTroping
An ancient way of providing emphasis to chants, troping is alternatively an introduction, an invitation, a figure of speech, and a communion. Tropes encourage dialogue and drama. A work in progress, MediaTrope shall be such a vehicle for media and technology news, with an emphasis on journalism. At times, the blog will act as clearinghouse, at times as aggregator for interesting media news. Once in a while, the blog will demonstrate rationality; most times, it may be irritating as hell. I started it as a teaching tool for my journalism classes on Blogspot, but I’m hoping any and all will find incentive to jump into the fray, and attempt a little troping of their own. Feedback on blog content is always appreciated either as a comment or in an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Though I am associated with the university, I should note here that the views expressed here in no way represent the university or the School of Journalism & Mass Communication. So don’t blame them for anything you see here.