Curriculum Vita

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Susan J. Robinson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

E-mail: robinson4@wisc.edu

Website: https://mediatrope.wordpress.com/

 

 

Education  

 

 

Ph.D.   2007 Temple University, Mass Media & Communication

Dissertation: “Someone’s Gotta be in Control here”: The News Narrative and Journalistic Authority Shifts in the Move From Newspapers to Cyberspace

Adviser: Carolyn Kitch

 

M.A.     2000 Northeastern University, Journalism

Thesis: Traditional Newspapers’ Response to Internet Journalism

Adviser: Laurel Leff

 

B.A.    1994 University of New Hampshire, Journalism/English

Summa cum laude

Semester Abroad, Aix-en-Provence, France (Fall 1992)

Honors Thesis: Beauty and the Beast: The Nancy Kerrigan & Tonya Harding Saga in Media Adviser: Jane Harrigan

 

 

Academic Positions

 

           

The University of Wisconsin – Madison (January 2007 – present)

  • Associate Professor, School of Journalism & Mass Communication (2012-present)
  • Affiliated with Center for Communication and Democracy (2015-present)

 

  • Director of the M.A. Professional-Track Journalism Program (2007-2015)
  • Assistant Professor, School of Journalism & Mass Communication (2007-2012)

 

Temple University – Philadelphia, PA (Sept. 2003 – May 2007)

  • Research Assistant, Mass Media & Communication Doctoral Program
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Journalism
  • Instructor, Department of Journalism

 

Saint Michaels College – Colchester, VT (2000-2003)

  • Adjunct Teacher, Department of Journalism

 

Northeastern University – Boston, MA (1998-2000)

  • Instructor, Department of Journalism, Newswriting

 

Professional Positions

 

The Courier-Post – Cherry Hill, NJ (Sept. 2003 – Nov. 2005)

  • Special Projects/Investigative Business Reporter and Section Consultant

 

The Burlington Free Press – Burlington, VT (April 2000 – Aug. 2003)

  • Business Reporter

 

The Gloucester Daily Times, Gloucester, MA (March 1996 – July 1998)

  • Reporter

 

The Derry News, Derry, NH (Dec. 1994 – March 1996)

  • Reporter (covered the 1995 – 1996 U.S. presidential primary)

 

Seafood Business and GoFish.com (Jan. 2000 – April 2001); The Associated Press (1999-2000); The Boston Business Journal, The Boston Globe (1998-2000); National Fisherman, The New England Press Association Bulletin (1996-2000); North Shore Magazine (1996-1998); Rockingham County News (Summer 1993)

  • Contributing Writer

 

 

Research & Publications

 

 

Book

 

Robinson, S. (Forthcoming). Networked News, Racial Rifts: How Power and Privilege Shape Public Discourse in Progressive Cities. Cambridge University Press.

 

                       

Edited Book Volume

 

Robinson, S. (Ed.) (2015). Community Journalism Midst Media Revolution. New York: Taylor & Francis.

 

Journal Special Issue, Editor

 

Robinson, S. (2014). Community Journalism Midst Media Revolution. Journalism Practice, 8(2).

  • Edited the special issue for Taylor & Francis

 

Major Monograph

 

Robinson, S. (2011). Journalism as Process: The Labor Implications of Participatory Content in News Organization. Journalism & Communication Monographs, 13(3), 138-210. *

 

Journal Articles

 

  1. Robinson, S. (Forthcoming). Teaching for Social Justice. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

 

  1. Robinson, S. and Culver, K. (Forthcoming). When White Reporters Cover Race. Journalism: Theory Practice & Criticism.

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2015). Legitimation Strategies and Value Systems in Public Communication about Racial Achievement Gaps. Journalism Studies.

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2014). Information Media Repertoires: An Exploration of Local-Community News Habits in Madison, WI. Mass Communication & Society, 17(4), 509-530. DOI: 1080/15205436.2013.816745*

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2014). Introduction: Community Journalism Midst Media Revolution. Journalism Practice, 8(2), 113-120. *

 

  1. Konieczna, M. & Robinson, S. (2014). Emerging News Non-Profits: A Case Study for Rebuilding Community Trust? Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 14(9). *

 

  1. Robinson, S., Knisely, S., Schwartz, MItchael. (2013, Forthcoming). A News Negotiation of a State’s “History”: Collective memory of the 2011 WI protests. Journalism Studies. *

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2013). Teaching “Journalism as Process”: A Proposed Paradigm for J-School Curricula in the Digital Age. Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, 3(1), 1-12. *

 

  1. Robinson, S. & Mendelson, A. (2012). A Qualitative Experiment: Research on Mediated Meaning Construction Using a Hybrid Approach. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 6(4), 332-347. doi: 1177/1558689812444789 *

 

  1. Robinson, S. & DeShano, C. (2011). “Anyone Can Know”: Citizen Journalism and the Interpretive Community of the Mainstream Press. Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism, 12(8), 1-20. doi:1177/1464884911415973 *

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2011). Convergence Crises: News Work and News Space in the Digitally Transforming Newsroom. Journal of Communication, 61, 1122-1141. doi:10.1111/j.1460-2466.2011.01603.x *

 

  1. Robinson, S. & DeShano, C. (2011). Citizen Journalists and Their Third Places: What Makes People Exchange Information Online (or Not). Journalism Studies, 12(5), 1-16. doi:1080/1461670X.2011.557559 *

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2010). Traditionalists vs. Convergers: Textual Privilege, Boundary Work, and the Journalist-Audience Relationship in the Commenting Policies of Online News Sites. Convergence, 16(1), 125-143. doi:10.1177/1354856509347719 *

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2009). The Cyber-Newsroom: A Case Study of the Journalistic Paradigm in a News Narrative’s Journey from a Newspaper to Cyberspace. Mass Communication and Society, 12(4), 1-20. doi:1080/15205430802513234 *

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2009). “We Were All There”: Remembering America in the Anniversary Coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Memory Studies, 2(2), 235-253. doi:10.1177/1750698008102054 * ++

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2009). “If You Had Been With Us”: Mainstream Press and Citizen Journalists Jockey for Authority Over the Collective Memory of Hurricane Katrina. New Media & Society, 11(4), 795–814. doi:10.1177/1461444809105353 *

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2009). A Chronicle of Chaos: Tracking the News Story of Hurricane Katrina from The Times-Picayune to its Web Site. Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism, 10(4), 431-450. doi:10.1177/1464884909104949 *

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2007). “Someone’s Gotta Be in Control Here”: The Institutionalization of Online News and the Creation of a Shared Journalistic Authority. Journalism Practice, 1(3), 305-321. doi:1080/17512780701504856 * ++

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2007). Vietnam and Iraq: Memory Vs. History in the 2004 Presidential Campaign Coverage. Journalism Studies, 7(5), 729-744. doi:1080/14616700600890398 *

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2006). The Mission of the J-Blog: Recapturing a Journalistic Frame Online.

Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism, 7(1, February), 65-83. doi:10.1177/1464884906059428 *

 

* Indicates refereed articles

 

++ These two articles were included in an edited volume: Berkowitz, D. (2011). Cultural Meanings of News: A Text-Reader. London: Sage.

 

Book Chapters

 

  1. Robinson, S. (In Press). Check Out This Blog: Researching Power & Privilege in Emergent Journalistic Authorities. Pushing the Boundaries of Journalism Studies edited by Pablo Boczkowski and C.W. Anderson. Cambridge: MIT Press.

 

  1. Robinson, S. and Metzler, M. (2016). Ethnography in Digital Newsrooms. Sage Handbook for Digital Journalism edited by Tamara Witschge, CW Anderson, David Domingo, Alfred Hermida. London: Sage Publications.

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2015) Redrawing Borders from Within: Commenting on News Stories as Boundary Work. In Seth Lewis and Matthew Carlson (Eds.) Boundaries of Journalism (pp. 152-168). New York: Routledge.

 

  1. Robinson, S. and Schwartz, M. (2014). The Activist as Citizen Journalist. In Einar Thorsen and Stuart Allan (Eds.) Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives, Volume Two (pp. 372-390). New York: Peter Lang.

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2014) Interviewing as a Qualitative Inquiry. In Fabienne Darling-Wolf (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies: Research Methods in Media Studies (pp. 135-154). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2012). Experiencing Journalism. In Eugenia Siapera and Andreas Veglis (Eds.), Handbook of Online Journalism (pp.59-76). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2011). “Beaming up” Traditional Journalists: The Transition of an American Newspaper into Cyberspace. In David Domingo and Chris Patterson (Eds.), Making Online News: The Ethnography of New Media Production (2nd) (pp. 31-44). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

 

  1. Robinson, S., DeShano, C., Nakho, K. & Friedland, L. (2010). Madison Commons: Experimenting with a Citizen-Journalism Model. In Jack Rosenberry and Burton St. John III. (Eds.), Public Journalism 2.0: The Promise and Reality of a Citizen-Engaged Press (pp.162-175). New York:

 

  1. Robinson, S. (2009). “Searching for My Own Unique Place in the Story”: A Comparison of Journalistic and Citizen-Produced Coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s Anniversary. In Zizi Papacharissi (Ed.), Journalism and Citizenship: New Agendas in Communication (pp. 166-188). New York: Routledge.

 

 

Minor Publications (Book Reviews/Essays)

 

Robinson, S. (2009). Things People Older/Younger Than Me Do Not Understand About the Internet. Journalism Studies, 10(2), 268-280.

 

Robinson, S. (2009). Book Review: Making Online News by Chris Paterson and David Domingo. New Media & Society, 11, 887-889.

 

Robinson, S. (2008). Book Review: Pursuit of Journalism by Tanni Haas. Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism, 9(6), 775-784.

 

Robinson, S. (2008, January). Book Review: When the Press Fails by Lance Bennett et al. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 32, 90-94.

 

Robinson, S. (2006). Journalism and the Internet: Online News Books Essay. New Media & Society, 8(5), 843-849.

 

Robinson, S. (2005, October 6). Technology and Katrina: How Gatekeepers are Becoming Gateways. Convergence Newsletter, 3(4).

 

 

Media Publications off Research

 

Robinson, S. (2016, May 13). Why is this Progressive College Town So Racist? Progressive Magazine. Accessed May 13, 2016 from http://www.progressive.org/news/2016/05/188723/why-progressive-college-town-so-racist.

 

Robinson, S. (2015, Nov. 19). Another View: Build Trust so Media “Safe Spaces” Aren’t Necessary. PBS Mediashift. Accessed May 13, 2016: http://mediashift.org/2015/11/another-view-missouri-protesters-needed-safe-spaces-because-of-distrust-in-media/

 

Robinson, S. (2014, Feb. 19). Course Remix: 10 Tips for Creating a Social Media Class out of Nothing. PBS MediaShift. Accessed May 16, 2016: http://mediashift.org/2014/02/course-remix-10-tips-for-creating-a-social-media-class-out-of-nothing/

 

Robinson, S. (2013, April 22). #ISOJ2013: How News Organizations Can Adapt to Digital Disruption. PBS MediaShift. Accessed May 13, 2016: http://mediashift.org/2013/04/isoj-2013-how-news-organizations-can-adapt-to-digital-disruption112/

 

In Progress

 

 

            Journal Articles

 

Robinson, S. and Asen, R. Race and Class in Public Talk about Achievement Disparities. Status: Manuscript Under Review.

Robinson, S. and Yoon, H.Y. Mapping Networked Media Ecologies. Status: Manuscript Under Review.

 

Robinson, S. Reporting for Social Change: Journalism, Citizenship, & Democracy. Status: Manuscript in Progress.

 

Robinson, S. and Anderson, C.W. Network Ethnography. Status: Manuscript in Progress

 

Berkowitz, D., Carlson, M., Robinson, S., Lewis, S. What is Journalism Studies. Status: Manuscript in Progress.

 

Cieslik-Miskimen, C. and Robinson, S. The History Gap: Collective Memory in Public Discourse. Status: Manuscript in Progress.

 

Robinson, S. The Myth of Sustainability in News Content Production: A Theory of Civic Engagement. Status: Manuscript In Progress.

 

 

Research Support

 

  • $40,000 Learning Partnership with Kettering Foundation (2016)

 

  • $50,000 Evjue Faculty Development Award (2015-2020). University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

  • $80,000 Vilas Associates Award (2015-2017). University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

  • $20,000 Learning Partnership with Kettering Foundation (2015)

 

  • $11,242 Graduate School Research Competition (2015-2016). University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

  • $25,000 Faculty Development Grant (2015). University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

  • $40,000 ($10,000 annually) University of Wisconsin-Madison (2009-2013). School of Journalism & Mass Communication Grant. Maier Faculty Development Endowments.

 

  • $27,140 University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011-2012). Graduate School Research Committee Grant. Principal investigator; Socially Mediated Journalism.

 

  • $15,715 University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010-2011). Graduate School Research Committee Grant. Capital Times Newsroom Ethnography and Audience Study.

 

  • $11,469 University of Wisconsin-Madison (2009-2010). Graduate School Research Committee Grant. Capital Times Newsroom Ethnography. Principal investigator.

 

  • $21,450 University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007-2008). Graduate School Research Committee Start-up Funds. Principal Investigator.

 

  • $100,000 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment (2008-2010). Madison Commons. Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Lewis Friedland.

 

 

Grant Reports

 

  • Robinson, S. (2016). “Networked Media Ecologies.” [Report] Kettering Foundation.

 

Conference Papers & Presentations

 

Robinson, S. (2016). Teaching Journalism for Social Change. Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Robinson, S. and Culver, K. (2015). When White Reporters Cover Issues of Race: The news media, objectivity, and community (dis)trust. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

 

Robinson, S. and Asen, R. (2015). Race and Class in Public Talk about Achievement Disparities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Puerto Rico.

 

Robinson, S. (2015). Legitimation Strategies and Value Systems in Public Communication about Racial Achievement Gaps. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Puerto Rico.

 

Robinson, S. (2015). Check Out This Blog: Researching Power & Privilege in Emergent Journalistic Authorities. Paper presented at the invite-only “Rethinking Digital Journalism” meeting, Chicago, IL.

 

Robinson, S., Shelat, M & Wilcox, D. (2013). Sampling Issues in Social-Media Research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington D.C.

 

Robinson, S. & Konieczna, M. (2012, August). Non-Profit News Organizations’ Missions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago.

 

Konieczna, M. & Robinson, S. (2012, August). Non-Profit News Organization Sustainability. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago.

 

Robinson, S., Knisely, S. & Schwartz, Mitchell. (2012, August). The Collective Memory of a Major Social Movement: Madison, WI Protests. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago.

 

Robinson, S. (2012, August). Information Media Repertoires: An Exploration of Local-Community News Habits in Madison, WI. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago.

 

Robinson, S. (2011, August). News Feed Indeed: Social Media, Information Exchange, and the Mass Self-Communicator. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis, MO.

 

Robinson, S. (2010, April). Experiencing Journalism: A New Model for Online Newspapers. Paper presented at the conference New Media Theory: How Far Have We Traveled?, Lubbock, TX. (Top Paper Award)

 

Robinson, S. (2009, August). “Anyone Can Know”: Citizen Journalism and the Interpretive Community of the Mainstream Press.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, MA.

 

DeShano, C. & Robinson, S. (2009, August). How Citizen Journalists Conceive of and Practice Community in One Midwestern City. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, MA.

 

Robinson, S. (2009, April). Convergence Crises: News Work and News Space in the Digitally Transforming Newsroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, TX.

 

Robinson, S. & DeShano, C. (2008, August). Citizen Journalism as Third Places: What Makes People Contribute Information Online (or Not). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

 

Robinson, S., DeShano, C., Kim, Nakho, & Friedland, L. (2008, August). Madison Commons: Experimenting with a Citizen-Journalism Model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

 

Robinson, S. (2008, April). A Mediated, Interactive Call to Action: Audience Perceptions of Credibility and Authority for a Times Journalist in Print Vs. Online. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, TX.

 

Robinson, S. (2007, August). Chronicling the Chaos: Tracking the News Story of Hurricane Katrina from The Times-Picayune to Cyberspace. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington DC.

 

Robinson, S. (2007, July). “I’m Searching for My Own Unique Place in the Story”: Journalistic and Citizen Coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s Anniversary. Paper presented at the New Agendas: Journalists and Citizenship Seminar, Austin, TX.

 

Robinson, S. (2007, March). The New Newsroom: A Case Study Examination of the Journalistic Paradigm in a News Narrative’s Journey from Newspaper to Cyberspace. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, TX.

 

Robinson, S. (2006, April). Gateway or Gatekeeper: The Institutionalization of Online News in Creating an Altered Technological Authority. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, TX. (Top Paper Award)

 

Robinson, S. (2005, February). Experiencing Journalism: A New Model in Online Journalism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Temple University Graduate Student Competitive Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA. (Also presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Antonio, TX, August 2005.)

 

Robinson, S. (2005, May). Theorizing for a Technological Press. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, New York, NY.

 

Robinson, S. (2005, March). Vietnam and Iraq: Memory vs. History in the 2004 Presidential Campaign Coverage. Paper presented at the AJHA-AEJMC Joint Historians’ Conference, New York, NY. (Also presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Austin, TX, August 2005.)

 

Robinson, S. (2004, February). Newspapers on the Web: Forming a New Journalism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Temple University Graduate Student Competitive Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Robinson, S. (2004, February). Bringing an Old Model into the 21st Century: Rubin and Windahl’s Uses and Dependency Theory and the Internet. Paper presented at the annual mid-winter meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, New Brunswick, NJ. (Also presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Toronto, August 2004.)

 

Robinson, S. (2004, April). Blogging the Story: Recapturing the Journalistic Frame Online. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, TX.

 

 

Invited Talks

 

Robinson, S. (2016). Network Ethnography. Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Robinson, S. (2016). Interviewing in the Digital Age. Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Robinson, S. (2016). Networked Voices. Speaker. Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Robinson, S. (2016). What is Journalism Studies? Panelist at Iowa State.

 

Robinson, S. (2014). Race and Power in New News Networks. Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal, Canada.

 

Robinson, S. (2014). Social Media & Journalism Today. Speaker. The annual UW Founder’s Day, Portland, OR.

 

Robinson, S. (2013). The Boundaries of Participation in Journalism. Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington D.C.

 

Robinson, S. (2013). “Everything is broken. Start there”: Applying this advice today and in the past. Moderator & Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington D.C.

 

Robinson, S. (2012, August). Ethnographies of Online Newsroom Research. Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago.

 

Robinson, S. (2012, August). What’s Next for Research on Participatory Journalism? Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago.

 

Robinson, S. (2011, October). The Genre of Literary Journalism and Enrique’s Journey. Panelist, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Go-Big-Read Event, Madison, WI.

 

Robinson, S. (2011, August). Research, Internships and Collaboration with City-Based Newspapers. Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis, MI.

 

Robinson, S. (2010, November). Building Bridges Across Media: Theorizing Social Media. Panelist, National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Robinson, S. (2010, May). Struggles and Success with Digital Media Assignments. Panelist, Teaching & Learning Symposium, Madison, WI.

 

Robinson, S. (2009, August). Should the Changing Means of Delivering News Redefine Reporting, Commentary, and Opinion? Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, MA.

 

Robinson, S. (2009, August). Multimedia Storytelling: Successes and Failures for the Promising Professors and Distinguished Educator Award. Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, MA.

 

Robinson, S. (2009, August). Teaching Online Journalism: Beyond Skills. Panelist, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, MA.

 

Robinson, S. (2009, April). New Media, Ethics and Democratic Journalism. Moderator and Discussant, the annual meeting of The Future of Ethical Journalism, Madison, WI.

 

Robinson, S. (2008, September). Research Share for Educators/Journalists. Organizer, Moderator, Discussant and Panelist, the annual meeting of the Online News Association, Washington DC.

 

Robinson, S. (2008, August). Things People Older/Younger Than Me Do Not Understand about the Web. Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

 

Robinson, S. (2008, August). Blogging Politics: Press, Policy and the Public. Moderator, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

 

Robinson, S. (2007, October). Revamping Your Curriculum for Online Journalism. Panelist, the annual meeting of the Online News Association, Toronto.

 

Robinson, S. (2007, August). Whatever You Do, Don’t Do THAT. Job Advice Panel Coordinator, Moderator, and Discussant, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington DC.

 

Robinson, S. (2006, August). Harnessing the Active Audience. Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

 

Robinson, S. (2006, August). Promising Professors. Panelist, the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

Honors & Awards

 

  • AEJMC Presidential Call on Revitalizing the Bonds of Journalism, Citizenship and Democracy (2016). Association for Educators of Journalism & Mass Communication, Top Paper Award Finalist
  • Evjue Faculty Development Award (2015-2020). University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Vilas Associates Award (2015-2017). University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Best Use of Multimedia (2014), Milwaukee Press Club, silver award (shared with Isthmus and other SJMC professors and students) for “Meet Madison,” a city-wide, collaborative project in April 2013
  • Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award (2012), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • $22,000 Graduate School Research Competition (2010-2011). University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • $40,000 Maier Faculty Development Endowments (2009-2013, $10,000 annually), University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI
  • Top Paper Award (2010), “New Media Theory: How far have we traveled?” Conference, Texas Tech in Lubbock, TX
  • Promising Professor Award, 3rd Place (2009), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Mass Communication & Society Division
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award (2006), International Communication Association, Instructional & Development Division
  • Promising Professor Award for Graduate Student (2006), Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Mass Communication & Society Division
  • Top Paper Award (2006), International Symposium on Online Journalism Conference in Austin, TX
  • Top Paper Award, 2nd place (2006), Graduate Student Forum, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA
  • Graduate Assistantship Award (2003-2006), Temple University in Philadelphia, PA
  • Top Paper Award, 2nd Place (2005), Guido H. Stempel III Research Paper Competition, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Graduate Student Interest Group
  • Top Daily Business Story Award (2004), Philadelphia Press Association
  • Top State Reporter Award (2003), Vermont Press Association
  • Top Local Story Award (2003), Vermont Press Association
  • Media Person of the Year Award (2002), Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Top Breaking News Award* (2010), Society of American Business Editors & Writers
  • Top 9/11 Story Award* (2001), New England Associated Press
  • Best Series Award* (2001), Best of Gannett, Gannett Corporation
  • Best Breaking News* (2002), Best of Gannett, Gannett Corporation
  • James M. Ragsdale Memorial Award for Commitment to First Amendment Issues (2000), Northeastern University in Boston, MA
  • Graduate Assistantship Award (1998-2000), Northeastern University in Boston, MA
  • Top Enterprise Award (1998), New England Associated Press
  • Top Enterprise Award (1997), New England Associated Press
  • Top Education Award (1996), New England Press Association
  • Dean’s List (Highest Honors) (1990-1994), University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH
  • Governor’s Success Grant (Full Academic Scholarship) (1990-1994), State of New Hampshire and University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH
  • Academic Achievement Awards (1992-1994), University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH

*For these awards, I was lead reporter on a team

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Madison, Wisconsin

 

 

Courses

 

  • Special Topics: Journalism for Racial Justice: Amplifying Voices in Local Communities (J475) Undergraduate-Graduate-Level Skills. Taught Spring 2016.

 

  • Special Topics: Integrated Media Storytelling (J475) Undergraduate-Level Skills. Taught Fall 2015.

 

  • Special Topics: Social Media & News (J676) Undergraduate-Level Skills/Concepts. Taught Spring 2013, Spring 2014.

 

  • Political Reporting (J475) Undergraduate-Level Skills Class. Taught Fall 2012

 

  • Special Topics Journalism in Theory (J880) Graduate Seminar. Taught Fall 2010, 2009, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Fall 2015

 

  • Integrated Media Storytelling (J880/J801) Graduate-Level Skills Class. Taught Fall 2012, 2011, 2010; Spring 2009

 

  • Advanced Media Practices (J800) Graduate-Level Skills Class. Taught Fall 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

 

  • Research Methods (J805) Graduate Seminar. Taught Fall 2008

 

  • Intermediate Reporting (J335) Undergraduate-Level Skills Class. Taught Spring 2012, 2013

 

  • In-depth Reporting (J401) Undergraduate-Level Skills Class. Taught Spring 2009, 2008, 2007

 

  • Mass Media & Society (J651) Undergraduate-Level Concepts Class. Taught Spring 2007, 2008, Fall 2007

 

  • Writing Workshop (J676) Graduate-Level Skills Seminar. Taught Spring 2011

 

 

Invited Guest Lectures (from 2015)

 

  • Media Ecologies. J201 Intro to Mass Communication. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Spring 2016

 

  • Networked Voices. 901 Graduate Student Forum. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fall 2015

 

  • Multimedia Journalism. J335 intermediate Reporting. University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

 

 

Independent Study Supervision

 

  • Independent study, 1 credit (Meredith Metzler, graduate student, Spring 2016)

 

  • Independent study, 3 credits (Jordan Gaines, undergraduate, Fall/Spring 2015-2016)

 

  • Independent study, 4 credits (Stephanie Sykes, undergraduate honors student, 2013-2014)

 

  • Independent study, 2 credits (Naya Mukherji, M.A. professional-track student, Summer 2012)

 

  • Independent study, 1 credit (Saideh Jamshid, M.A. professional-track student, Spring 2012)

 

  • Independent study, 1 credit (Saideh Jamshid, M.A. professional-track student, Fall 2011)

 

  • Independent study, 4 credits (Lara Joan Sokolowski, undergraduate student, Spring 2009)

 

  • Independent study, 1 credit (Aaron Brenner, undergraduate, Fall 2008)

 

  • Independent study, 4 credits (Kelly Luster, Ph.D. student, Summer 2007)

 

 

Internship Supervising

 

  • Internship oversight, 1 credit (Monique Hughes, undergraduate student, Spring 2013)

 

  • Internship oversight, 1 credit (John Waters, undergraduate student, Spring 2013)

 

  • Internship oversight, 1 credit (Tom Mitchell, M.A. professional-track student, Summer 2011)

 

  • Internship oversight, 1 credit (Kim Ukura, M.A. professional-track student, Fall 2009)

 

  • Internship oversight, 1 credit (Tze Ruey Yeoh, undergraduate student, Spring 2009)

 

  • Internship oversight, 1 credit (Louis Bien, undergraduate student, Fall 2008)

 

Major Advisees

 

  • Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen, a Ph.D. student (In Progress)

 

  • Meredith Metzler, a Ph.D. student (In Progress)

 

  • Mark Mederson, a Ph.D. student (May 2016)

 

  • Michael Mirer, a M.A. thesis student (February 2012), a Ph.D student (In Progress)

 

  • Steven Wang, A MA thesis student (In Progress)

 

  • Emily Eggelston, a M.A. professional-track student (December 2013)

 

  • Sarah Karon, a M.A. professional-track student (December 2010)

 

  • Niki Denison, a M.A. professional-track student (December 2010)

 

  • Steve Furay, a M.A. professional-track student (May 2009)

 

  • Kim Ukura, a M.A. professional-track student (December 2009)

 

Ph.D. Committee Memberships

 

  • Jeffrey Tischauser (Topic: Allyship in the Anti-Racist Movement): In Progress

 

  • Yang Liu (Topic: Objectivity in Journalism): In Progress

 

  • Jan Boyles, American University (Topic: Media Ecology): Successfully defended March 2014

 

  • Magda Konieczna (Topic: Media Economics): Successfully defended May 2014

 

  • Cathy DeShano (Topic: A Case Study in Media Ecology): Successfully defended June 2014

 

  • Melissa Tully (Topic: Social Media in Africa): Successfully defended July 2011

 

M.A. Committee Memberships

 

  • Elisa R. Neckar (Shippers, Slash, and Smut: Fan-fiction Communities Online): Successfully defended May 2008

 

  • Vanessa Alabarces (An Ethnography of Street Pulse, a Madison, WI. Newspaper for the Homeless): Successfully defended July 2008

 

  • Hilde Breivik (Content Analysis of New York Times Articles on Darfur): Successfully defended July 2008

 

 

 

Temple University

Department of Journalism

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

 

Courses

 

  • Writing for Journalism (JPRA 150, Instructor) Undergraduate-Level Skills class. Taught Spring 2005, 2006

 

  • Journalism & Society (JPRA 55, Teaching Assistant) Undergraduate-Level Concepts class. Taught Fall 2003. 2005; Spring 2004

 

 

Saint Michael’s College

Department of Journalism

Colchester, Vermont

 

 

Courses

 

  • Writing for Media I (JO205, Adjunct Instructor) Undergraduate-Level Skills Class. Taught: Fall 2001, 2002

 

  • Writing for Media II (JO207, Adjunct Instructor) Undergraduate-Level Skills Class. Taught: Spring 2001, 2002, 2003

 

 

Northeastern University

School of Journalism

Boston, Massachusetts

 

 

Courses

 

  • Journalism I (JRN 101, Adjunct Instructor). Taught: Spring 1999; Fall 1999

 

 

 

Service

 

 

University

(School of Journalism & Mass Communication

University of Wisconsin-Madison)

 

Awards Committee (2015-present)

 

Merit Committee (2013-present)

 

Master’s Professional-Track Journalism Program Committee (2014-present)

 

Ad-hoc SJMC Diversity & Inclusion Committee (2015-present)

 

Advisor for the National Association for Black Journalists (2015-present)

 

Master’s Professional-Track Journalism Program Director & Committee Chair (2007-2014)

 

  • Chaired the 3-person committee (founded in 2013)

 

  • Led a restructuring of the School’s M.A. professional-track journalism program (2007-2008, 2012-2014)

 

  • Organize extracurricular events for students such as technology workshops and writing/resume workshops as well as a regular professional-track breakfast

 

  • Organize and sponsor welcome, recruitment receptions and portfolio presentations

 

  • Administer and oversee the program, including soliciting and reviewing program proposals and final portfolios and informally advising all of its students (42 since 2008)

 

  • Maintain and populate a listserve and Twitter hashtag (#jprotrack) for the pro-track students about current events in journalism, jobs, field discussions

 

  • Review graduate-student applications and recruit candidates

 

 

Graduate Committee

 

  • Serve on the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduate Committee (2007-2014)

 

University of Wisconsin College of Letters & Sciences Equity & Diversity Committee (2013-present)

 

Society of Professional Journalists

 

  • Serve as the faculty advisor for the SPJ chapter at the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication (2007-2012)

 

UW Faculty Senate

 

  • Served as an alternate (2008-2009)

 

Other Service

 

  • Served as a Mentor for the Undergraduate Research Scholars program (Fall 2014)

 

  • Served on a SJMC search committee for a faculty-associate position (Spring 2012)

 

  • Organized and conducted a video-training session for the Society for Environmental Journalists (Fall 2009)

 

  • Organized multimedia training session for SJMC faculty (Spring 2009)

 

 

Professional

 

Service to Professional Organizations

 

  • Humber College
  • Served on Board of Directors for the Department of Journalism (2014-present)

 

  • New Media & Society
  • Served on the editorial board (2015-present)

 

  • Journalism Practice:
  • Served on the editorial board (2012-present)

 

  • Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication:
  • Served as Teaching Chair of Communication Technology (2009-2010)
  • Served as Membership Chair of Communication Technology (2008-2009)
  • Served as Head of the Graduate Education Interest Group (2006-2007)
  • Served as Vice-Head and Co-Program Chair (2005-2006)
  • Published the GEIG newsletter as the group’s Secretary (2004-2005)

 

  • Online News Association
  • Serve as a Research Editor/Curator (2012- present)

 

 

Reviewing

 

  • Publishers

 

  • Blackwell Publishing
  • Oxford University Press
  • Columbia University Press

 

  • Grantors

 

  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles

 

  • Journals

 

  • Journal of Communication
  • Journal of Magazine & New Media Research
  • The American Behavioral Scientist
  • Communication Theory
  • Convergence
  • Sociology Quarterly
  • Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
  • Memory Studies
  • Mass Communication and Society
  • Journalism Studies
  • Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism
  • Journalism Practice
  • International Journal of Communication
  • New Media & Society
  • Digital Journalism

 

  • Conferences

 

  • International Communication Association, Journalism Studies Division (2008- present)

 

  • Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2009-present)

 

Professional Memberships

 

  • National Association for Black Journalists

 

  • Online Newspaper Association

 

  • The Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (Mass Communication & Society, Newspaper Division, Communication Technology, Graduate Education Interest Group)

 

  • Society of Professional Journalists

 

  • International Communication Association (Journalism Division)

 

  • Phi Beta Kappa

 

  • Phi Kappa Phi

 

  • Golden Key National Honor Society

 

 

Public Service, Advising & Consulting

 

 

  • GEAR UP Field Trip to SJMC for Milwaukee high school students, Event Facilitator (Jan. 15, 2016)

 

  • LEAP Field Trip to SJMC, Organizer of a full-day of events for at-risk elementary and high school students (Feb. 6, 2016)

 

  • Simpson Street Free Press,  Volunteer (2014-present)

 

  • YWCA Racial Justice Workshops (Series of three) (Fall 2013)

 

  • Contributing Writer, PBS MediaShift (Fall 2015, April 2013)

 

  • Invited Speaker at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2013)

 

  • Informal Advisor for Capital Times (2009-present)

 

  • Informal Advisor for Isthmus (2012-present)

 

  • Informal Advisor for The Progressive (2012-present)

 

  • Invited Speaker for the Society for Professional Journalists, Madison Chapter on Social Media, 2012

 

  • Media Mentions: PBS.org, Associated Press, The Seattle Times, The American Editor, Jay

Rosen’s PressThink (a highly regarded media blog), Reportr.net (media blog), The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Wisconsin State Journal, The Capital Times, Isthmus, Dane101, HiveFive (blog for a Cambridge, MA-B2B firm)

 

  • Organized and conducted a video-training workshop for journalists during the Society of Environmental Journalists’ conference, 2010

 

  • Organized and moderated the mini-conference, “Challenges for Journalism & Democracy: Post Campaign ’08, a Plenary Session,” November 2008 at The University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

  • Capital Times Speaker (April 2008)

 

  • Consultant for The Isthmus, an alternative weekly in Madison, WI (April 2007)

 

 

  • Journalist Panelist at New England Press Association Conference, Boston, MA (Feb. 1999)

 

  • Journalist Panelist at Vermont Farms Conference, Burlington, VT (Oct. 2002)

 

  • Journalist Panelist on Vermont This Week, a press forum on public television, Burlington, VT

(6/15/01 and 11/02/01)

 

  • Guest Lecturer at Women in Business Seminar, Burlington, VT (April 2002)

 

  • Guest Lecturer at University of Vermont business class, Burlington, VT (May 2002)

 

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