My research is guided by a long-standing interest in journalism, technology, computer programming, and digital data, and applies a scholarly lens to the changing natures of journalism and how we study it. Specifically, my research explores three distinct but interconnected streams: (1) the reconfiguration of journalism, (2) the development of digital research methods, and (3) the mediation of public and foreign affairs.
My scholarship draws on theoretical bodies from sociology, psychology, science & technology studies, and economics. It employs both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, as well as human, computational, and hybrid research designs. It has been particularly useful in furthering scholars’ understanding of the social role and impact of technology on professional media practice and products, as well as helping scholars understand how computational methods can be effectively used to enhance traditional approaches to mass communication research.
My work has been recognized through AEJMC’s Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award and multiple conference top-paper awards. I have also been a finalist for ICA’s Gene Burd Dissertation Award and Digital Journalism’s Article Of The Year award, among other professional honors. I’ve previously held research fellowships and visiting appointments at OsloMet and Karlstad University.