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How we consume and create media is changing faster than ever. The Hearst Demystifying Media Series from the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon explores these dynamics. With interviews and guest lecturers from leading media practitioners and scholars, it dives into the latest digital developments and their implications. Hosted by University of Oregon journalism professor Damian Radcliffe, each episode features leading experts—media practitioners, academics, and researchers— to talk about these global developments. Conversations and guest lectures are recorded at the University of Oregon campus in the Pacific North West. #demystifying #UOSOJC Get in touch: damianr@uoregon.edu @damianradcliffe damianradcliffe.com UO School of Journalism and Communication: @uosojc

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How we consume and create media is changing faster than ever. The Hearst Demystifying Media Series from the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon explores these dynamics. With interviews and guest lecturers from leading media practitioners and scholars, it dives into the latest digital developments and their implications. Hosted by University of Oregon journalism professor Damian Radcliffe, each episode features leading experts—media practitioners, academics, and researchers— to talk about these global developments. Conversations and guest lectures are recorded at the University of Oregon campus in the Pacific North West. #demystifying #UOSOJC Get in touch: damianr@uoregon.edu @damianradcliffe damianradcliffe.com UO School of Journalism and Communication: @uosojc

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#63 Demystifying Media Guest Lecture: Media Access and Political Engagement with Danny Parker

2/9/2024
About Our Guest: Danny Parker, a PhD candidate at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin Madison is an ethnography researcher focusing on political engagement and media access. Danny's research examines the role communication ecologies play in the reproduction of poverty, and the development of political identity. As an ethnographer, she chronicles the lived experiences of extremely impoverished rural and urban communities by living among them and documenting their everyday lives. Danny has a professional background in international education. She taught English as a second language for seven years before pursuing her PhD. She obtained her bachelor's degree in applied linguistics from Georgia State University and her master's degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia. Her work has been recognized by awards from the International Communication Association (ICA), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). And she's been published in leading peer reviewed journals such as the Mass Communication and Society. Find Danny Parker Online: LinkedIn Twitter University of Wisconsin School of Journalism and Mass Communication Profile Taylor & Francis Online Research Paper Read the transcript for this episode Listen to Danny Parker's Lecture Want to listen to this episode a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser

Duration:00:46:36

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#62 Demystifying Media Access and Political Disengagement with Danny Parker

2/9/2024
About Our Guest: Today we're joined by Danny Parker, a PhD candidate at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Danny's research examines the role communication ecologies play in the reproduction of poverty, and the development of political identity. As an ethnographer, she chronicles the lived experiences of extremely impoverished rural and urban communities by living among them and documenting their everyday lives. Danny has a professional background in international education. She taught English as a second language for seven years before pursuing her PhD. She obtained her bachelor's degree in applied linguistics from Georgia State University and her master's degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia. Her work has been recognized by awards from the International Communication Association (ICA), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). And she's been published in leading peer reviewed journals such as the Mass Communication and Society. Find Danny Parker Online: LinkedIn Twitter University of Wisconsin School of Journalism and Mass Communication Profile Taylor & Francis Online Research Paper Show Notes: 00:02: Guest Introduction 01:14: Danny's introduction to research 03:24: Uncovering a research topic 08:43: The relationship of government and media to impoverished communities 16:52: Solutions to political disengagement 20:33: Advocacy in media 25:05: The response to Danny's research 27:33: Wrap-up Read the transcript for this episode Listen to Danny Parker's Lecture Want to listen to this episode a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser

Duration:00:29:54

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#61 Demystifying Guest Lecture: News and Social Media with Adriana Lacy

1/23/2024
About Our Guest: Adriana Lacy, an award winning journalist and consultant based in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the founder and president of Adriana Lacy Consulting: a full service digital consulting firm helping publishers and businesses to grow their digital audiences. She is also an adjunct lecturer in the Journalism Department at Brandeis University, and the 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, in recognition of her work as the founder of Journalism Mentors, a website dedicated to advancing early career journalists through mentoring and paid media opportunities. Prior to this, she worked in audience and engagement roles at Axios, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Nieman foundation. Find Adriana Lacy Online: - Website - Linkedin - Twitter - Instagram Read the transcript for this episode Hear More From Adriana Lacy Interview Want to listen to this episode a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser

Duration:00:58:22

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#60 Demystifying Digital Journalism and Social Media with Adriana Lacy

1/19/2024
About Our Guest: Adriana Lacy, an award winning journalist and consultant based in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the founder and president of Adriana Lacy Consulting: a full service digital consulting firm helping publishers and businesses to grow their digital audiences. She is also an adjunct lecturer in the Journalism Department at Brandeis University, and the 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, in recognition of her work as the founder of Journalism Mentors, a website dedicated to advancing early career journalists through mentoring and paid media opportunities. Prior to this, she worked in audience and engagement roles at Axios, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Nieman foundation. Find Adriana Lacy Online: - Website - Linkedin - Twitter - Instagram Show Notes 00:03: Guest Introduction 01:16: Adriana's journey to becoming a journalist 03:00: Importance of student media and journalism 05:19: Discovering digital audience engagement and unique paths in journalism 10:42: Trends in digital news and social media 13:21: Founding Journalism Mentors 19:06: How AI will change the landscape of journalism and social media 28:23: Wrap-up Read the transcript for this episode Want to listen to this episode a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser

Duration:00:29:09

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#59 Demystifying Justice and Power Distribution in Journalism with Gregory Perreault

9/8/2023
About Our Guest: Gregory P. Perreault (Ph.D., Missouri) is a scholar of digital journalism, focusing on journalistic epistemology, hostility in journalism and digital labor. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Standing Committee of Research for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and as Reviews Editor for Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. He served as Fulbright-Botstiber Professor of Austrian-American Studies at the University of Vienna Journalism Studies Center (2020-2021). His work appears in New Media & Society, Digital Journalism, Journalism, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. His book Digital Journalism and the Facilitation of Hate (Routledge) was published in 2023. An avid runner, he most recently ran the 39.3 Asheville Marathon and a Half in Asheville, North Carolina. This episode was recorded while he was an Associate Professor of Digital Journalism at Appalachian State University. From Fall 2023, Perreault is now an Associate Professor of Media Literacy & Analytics at the Zimmerman School for Advertising & Mass Communication at the University of South Florida. Find Gregory Perreault Online: Website ResearchGate Author Page OSF Author Page LinkedIn Twitter Download the transcript for this episode Listen to Gregory's lecture Watch Gregory's Q&A Video Want to listen to this interview in a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube

Duration:00:46:14

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#58 Demystifying Media Guest Lecture: Justice in News Production with Gregory Perreault

9/8/2023
About Our Guest: Gregory P. Perreault (Ph.D., Missouri) is a scholar of digital journalism, focusing on journalistic epistemology, hostility in journalism and digital labor. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Standing Committee of Research for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and as Reviews Editor for Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. He served as Fulbright-Botstiber Professor of Austrian-American Studies at the University of Vienna Journalism Studies Center (2020-2021). His work appears in New Media & Society, Digital Journalism, Journalism, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. His book Digital Journalism and the Facilitation of Hate (Routledge) was published in 2023. An avid runner, he most recently ran the 39.3 Asheville Marathon and a Half in Asheville, North Carolina. This lecture was recorded while he was an Associate Professor of Digital Journalism at Appalachian State University. From Fall 2023, Perreault is now an Associate Professor of Media Literacy & Analytics at the Zimmerman School for Advertising & Mass Communication at the University of South Florida. Find Gregory Perreault Online: Website ResearchGate Author Page OSF Author Page LinkedIn Twitter Download the transcript for this episode Listen to our in-depth interview with Gregory - Coming soon! Watch Gregory's Q&A Video Want to listen to this interview in a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube

Duration:00:55:52

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#57 Demystifying Memoir Writing with Putsata Reang

8/25/2023
About Our Guest: Putsata Reang is an author and journalist whose writings have appeared in a variety of national and international publications, including the New York Times, Politico, the Guardian, Ms, The Seattle Times and the San Jose Mercury News. She is the author of a recent memoir Ma and Me, which talks about her leaving Cambodia at 11 months old, and moving to rural Oregon, and how coming out—and marrying a woman in her 40s—broke her relationship with her Mother. Putsata was born in Cambodia, and raised in rural Oregon, surrounded by berry farms where she and her family hustled to earn their middle class existence. Her memoir explores the glades of displacement felt by children of refugees, and the overlay of emotional exile that comes with being gay. Putsata has lived and worked in more than a dozen countries, including Cambodia, Afghanistan and Thailand. She is an alum of Hedgebrook, Mineral School and Kimmel Harding Nelson residencies. She is a 2019 Jack Straw fellow. In 2005, she received an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship that took her back to Cambodia to report on landless farmers. She currently teaches memoir writing at the University of Washington School of Professional & Continuing Education. Her book recently won a PNW book award. Find Putsata Reang Online: Website MacMillan Author Page Amazon Author Page Twitter Find out more about this episode's guest host, Professor Peter Laufer. Suggested Readings: Full Circle: Two journalists return to their native countries to help other journalists express dissent My Family Fled Cambodia as the Americans Evacuated. Here’s What I Hope for Afghan Refugees At Sea, and Seeking a Safe Harbor Activism From the Streets to the Screen Putsata Reang Finds Home with and Away from her Mom in Memoir Ma and Me Journalist Putsata Reang Shares her Immigrant Story in Ma and Me Author Putsata Reang Reflect on Ma and Me, Her Accidental Memoir, at Northwest Passages Talk Download the transcript for this episode Listen to Putsata's lecture (Coming Soon!) Watch Putsata's Q&A Video Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube

Duration:00:29:11

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#56 Demystifying Media: Student Q&A with Atiba Jefferson

8/21/2023
About Our Guest: Atiba Jefferson is an American photographer based in Los Angeles, California. Best known for his 25 years of skateboarding photography, over the years he has worked for all the major skateboard publications and now works at Thrasher Magazine. Another passion – basketball – landed him a gig as a staff photographer for the L.A. Lakers during the Shaq and Kobe years, and he currently holds the record at SLAM magazine for the most covers taken by a single photographer in the publication’s history. Atiba discovered a love and passion for skateboarding while growing up in Colorado Springs, CO. Moving to California in 1995 only strengthened that love and paired it with an equal passion for photography. Atiba’s list of commercial clients include Supreme, adidas, Nike, Converse, Reebok, ESPN, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Oakley, Pepsi, Canon, and Netflix. Find Atiba Jefferson Online: Website Instagram Twitter Download the transcript for this episode Listen to Atiba's talk Watch the Canon Explorer of Light video about Atiba's visit to the SOJC Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube Photo credit: Photo of Atiba Jefferson taken by Wesley Lapointe for Canon USA during Atiba's visit to the University of Oregon.

Duration:00:36:51

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#55 Demystifying Media Guest Lecture: Photographing the Skateboarding Community with Atiba Jefferson

8/21/2023
About Our Guest: Atiba Jefferson is an American photographer based in Los Angeles, California. Best known for his 25 years of skateboarding photography, over the years he has worked for all the major skateboard publications and now works at Thrasher Magazine. Another passion – basketball – landed him a gig as a staff photographer for the L.A. Lakers during the Shaq and Kobe years, and he currently holds the record at SLAM magazine for the most covers taken by a single photographer in the publication’s history. Atiba discovered a love and passion for skateboarding while growing up in Colorado Springs, CO. Moving to California in 1995 only strengthened that love and paired it with an equal passion for photography. Atiba’s list of commercial clients include Supreme, adidas, Nike, Converse, Reebok, ESPN, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Oakley, Pepsi, Canon, and Netflix. Find Atiba Jefferson Online: Website Instagram Twitter Download the transcript for this episode Listen to the bonus Q&A with Atiba Watch the Canon Explorer of Light video about Atiba's visit to the SOJC Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube Photo credit: Photo of Atiba Jefferson taken by Wesley Lapointe for Canon USA during Atiba's visit to the University of Oregon.

Duration:00:27:17

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#54 Demystifying Media Guest Lecture: Workplace Happiness in the Media Industry with Valérie Bélair-Gagnon

8/18/2023
About Our Guest: Dr. Valérie Bélair-Gagnon is an Associate Professor and Cowles Fellow in Media Management at the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication. She is also a Waldfogel Scholars of the College of Liberal Arts (2023-26) and McKnight Presidential Fellow (2022-2025) at the University of Minnesota. She is also a visiting researcher at the Oslo Metropolitan University Department of Journalism and Media and fellow at the Yale Information Society Project. Her research interests include: journalism, professions, knowledge production, and identity; digital labor and engagement; business and future of journalism; and happiness and well-being in work. She is the author of Happiness in Journalism , The Paradox of Connection: How Digital Media is Changing Journalistic Labor, Journalism Research that Matters, and Social Media at BBC News. She was executive director and research scholar at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. She also worked in communications in corporate and non-profit environments. Born in Montréal, she earned her PhD in from the University of London in Sociology. Find Valérie Bélair-Gagnon Online: Website Google Scholar Author Page Twitter Download the transcript for this episode Listen to our in depth interview with Valérie Watch Valérie's Q&A Video Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube.

Duration:00:41:26

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#53 Demystifying Workplace Happiness and Wellbeing in the Media Industry with Valérie Bélair-Gagnon

8/18/2023
About Our Guest: Dr. Valérie Bélair-Gagnon is an Associate Professor and Cowles Fellow in Media Management at the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication. She is also a Waldfogel Scholars of the College of Liberal Arts (2023-26) and McKnight Presidential Fellow (2022-2025) at the University of Minnesota. She is also a visiting researcher at the Oslo Metropolitan University Department of Journalism and Media and fellow at the Yale Information Society Project. Her research interests include: journalism, professions, knowledge production, and identity; digital labor and engagement; business and future of journalism; and happiness and well-being in work. She is the author of Happiness in Journalism , The Paradox of Connection: How Digital Media is Changing Journalistic Labor, Journalism Research that Matters, and Social Media at BBC News. She was executive director and research scholar at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. She also worked in communications in corporate and non-profit environments. Born in Montréal, she earned her PhD in from the University of London in Sociology. Find Valérie Bélair-Gagnon Online: Website Google Scholar Author Page Twitter Download the transcript for this episode Listen to Valérie's lecture Watch Valérie's Q&A Video Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube.

Duration:00:28:44

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#52 Demystifying Media Guest Lecture: From Participation to Dark Participation with Thorsten Quandt

1/6/2023
About Our Guest: Thorsten Quandt is a professor of online communication at the University of Münster in Germany. He has authored and co-authored over 150 articles and books on topics including online journalism, participatory and citizen journalism, social media, and online gaming. His work has been cited more than 11,000 times by fellow academics. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including being nominated twice to the list of the top 40 most significant young scientists in Germany. Find Thorsten Quandt Online: Wikipedia Google Scholar ResearchGate University of Munster Bio Page Twitter LinkedIn Download the transcript for this episode Listen to our in-depth interview with Thorsten Watch Thorsten's video Q&A Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube.

Duration:01:04:16

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#51 Demystifying Media Guest Lecture: Bonus Q&A Episode with Hamed Aleaziz

1/6/2023
Hamed Aleaziz is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times covering immigration policy. Previously he was at BuzzFeed News, where he wrote about immigration and broke news on Trump and Biden policies and the effects of those policies on families and communities. Before that, he covered immigration, race, and civil rights at the San Francisco Chronicle, was a criminal justice reporter at the Daily Journal, and did a fellowship at Mother Jones magazine. A Livingston Award finalist in 2021, Aleaziz graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. Listen to Hamed's lecture Find Hamed Aleaziz Online: Los Angeles Times Author Page BuzzFeed News Author Page MuckRack Author Page Mother Jones Author Page Twitter LinkedIn Listen to our in-depth interview with Hamed Watch our video Q&A with Hamed Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube.

Duration:00:25:19

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#50 Demystifying Media Guest Lecture: Reporting U.S. Immigration Policy with Hamed Aleaziz

12/13/2022
About Our Guest Lecturer: Hamed Aleaziz is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times covering immigration policy. Previously he was at BuzzFeed News, where he wrote about immigration and broke news on Trump and Biden policies and the effects of those policies on families and communities. Before that, he covered immigration, race, and civil rights at the San Francisco Chronicle, was a criminal justice reporter at the Daily Journal, and did a fellowship at Mother Jones magazine. A Livingston Award finalist in 2021, Aleaziz graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. Listen to the bonus Q&A episode for this lecture Find Hamed Aleaziz Online: Los Angeles Times Author Page BuzzFeed News Author Page MuckRack Author Page Mother Jones Author Page Twitter LinkedIn Read the transcript for this episode Listen to our in-depth interview with Hamed Watch our video Q&A with Hamed Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube.

Duration:00:26:50

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#49 Demystifying Immigration Reporting with Hamed Aleaziz

12/13/2022
About Our Guest: Hamed Aleaziz is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times covering immigration policy. Previously he was at BuzzFeed News, where he wrote about immigration and broke news on Trump and Biden policies and the effects of those policies on families and communities. Before that, he covered immigration, race, and civil rights at the San Francisco Chronicle, was a criminal justice reporter at the Daily Journal, and did a fellowship at Mother Jones magazine. A Livingston Award finalist in 2021, Aleaziz graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. Find Hamed Aleaziz Online: Los Angeles Times Author Page BuzzFeed News Author Page MuckRack Author Page Mother Jones Author Page Twitter LinkedIn Listen to Hamed's lecture Listen to the bonus lecture Q&A podcast episode with Hamed Watch our video Q&A with Hamed Show Notes 0:03: Show and guest introduction 1:34: Hamed's first exposure to the power of journalism 4:03: How Hamed got into immigration reporting and what he enjoys about it 7:37: Building rapport and trust with sources 9:37: Fact-checking 12:32: Tools Hamed uses on the job to build trust 13:48: Advice for student journalists looking to break into the industry 15:18: How Hamed carved out his own reporting roles 16:47: Maintaining work-life balance as a journalist 18:56: Hamed's study-abroad experience in Amman, Jordan 22:35: Advice for UofO students 24:16: Graduating into the Great Recession and finding a job 26:36: Hamed's impressions of campus 27:48: Show wrap-up Read the transcript for this episode Listen to Hamed's lecture Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube.

Duration:00:28:53

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#48 Demystifying Dark Participation with Thorsten Quandt

12/12/2022
About Our Guest: Thorsten Quandt is a professor of online communication at the University of Münster in Germany. He has authored and co-authored over 150 articles and books on topics including online journalism, participatory and citizen journalism, social media, and online gaming. His work has been cited more than 11,000 times by fellow academics. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including being nominated twice to the list of the top 40 most significant young scientists in Germany. Find Thorsten Quandt Online: Wikipedia Google Scholar ResearchGate University of Munster Bio Page Twitter LinkedIn Listen to Torsten's lecture, "From participation to dark participation: online news between hope and hate." Watch Thorsten's video Q&A Show Notes 0:03: Show and guest introduction 1:16: Summary of Thorsten's Hearst Demystifying Media lecture 2:26: Evolution of Thorsten's research 4:19: Participatory journalism then and now 6:57: Changing discourse about internet communication and the media 9:19: Evaluating dark participation 12:25: Is dark participation the crisis we think it is? 16:19: Differences between dark participation in Europe and the U.S. 22:56: Assessing the real impact of media on public opinion 28:27: Advice for media consumers 30:45: Wrap-up Read the transcript for this episode Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube.

Duration:00:31:53

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#47 Demystifying Opinion Writing with Erin Aubry Kaplan

9/27/2022
About Our Guest: Erin Aubry Kaplan is a Los Angeles native who writes about herself, her community, and the city, often all three simultaneously. A longtime journalist and essayist, she won the PEN Center West award for journalism in 2001 for "Blue Like Me," a personal exploration of the link between depression and racial struggle that she wrote for the LA Weekly. In 2005 she became the first black opinion columnist in the history of the Los Angeles Times, and remains a contributing op-ed writer. Find Erin Aubry Kaplan Online + Selected Works: -Personal Website -NY Times Author Page -KCET Author Page -Salon Author Page -KCRW Author Page -Muck Rack -Antioch University Faculty Page -Twitter Selected Works: -"Blue Like Me" -The Butt Issue 1 -I Heart Obama -Black Talk, Blue Thoughts, and Walking the Color Line (New England Library Of Black Literature) -"Cicely Tyson: The Actor Who Redefined Black Characters and Black Beauty" -"The Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Reinforces a Long American Tradition: White Animus Against Black Grievance" -"Simone Biles and the New Black Power of ‘No’" -Podcast: "Incredible stories are behind bland facades: What this departing LA Times columnist loves about her city" -"Is My Little Library Contributing to the Gentrification of My Black Neighborhood?" Show Notes 00:03: Guest Introduction 01:24: Erin’s journey to becoming a columnist and writer 06:50: Developing her voice as a writer 10:28: Dealing with bias and criticism as a journalist and woman of color 15:00: Managing vulnerability while writing about personal topics for a public audience 21:11: The origins of Erin’s most recent story about gentrification in Inglewood 25:10: Diversity in newsrooms, being siloed into news beats based on race or ethnicity, and finding one’s niche 33:52: Reflections on the future of journalism 35:21: Wrap-up Read the transcript for this episode Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube.

Duration:00:36:28

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#46 Communicating emerging science during a pandemic with Kathleen Hall Jamieson

11/19/2021
About Our Guest: Jamison is a Professor of Communication at he University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication, Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and the co-founder of FactCheck.org, a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. She received the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences in 2020 for her nonpartisan work in public discourse and the development of science communication to promote public understanding of complex issues. Her guest lecture, which we are not unable to publish here, was sponsored by the Center for Science Communication Research and co-sponsored by the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. Find Kathleen Hall Jamieson online: University of Pennsylvania Faculty Page Kathleen Hall Jamieson on Google Scholar Show Notes: 0:01: Introduction of Kathleen Hall Jamieson 1:26: Science reporting during a pandemic 4:31: The rise of COVID-19 misinformation 6:19: Eroding trust in science and the media 7:26: Understanding what makes a credible study 8:31: Hydroxychloroquine as a case study for misinterpreted studies 11:10: Establishing credibility 13:34: How doctors and scientists have changed their interactions with the media 16:28: Journalists' responsibility to convey information accurately 18:32: The lack of nuance present in issues reporting 20:22: Eroding boundaries between experts and non-experts in public opinion 23:29: Information fatigue during the pandemic 28:05: The need for context in reporting changes in pandemic science 2841: Digital capacities and the Zika virus outbreak 30:58: Why reporting lessons from the Zika virus failed to transfer to the COVID-19 pandemic 32:21: Journalists' being overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic 32:59: "Hearing" the public and use of language in reporting 34:45: The power of lexicon and appropriate application of language 39:11: Communication solutions 39:50: Challenges for broadcast versus print journalists 46:43: Opinion presented as journalism 47:01: The responsibility of social media platforms to present accurate information 50:41: Political systems versus scientists Read the transcript for this episode Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube.

Duration:00:53:23

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#45 Creating compelling documentaries with Jake Swantko

10/22/2020
About our guest: Jake Swantko has worked on a number of films, shooting for the Associated Press, ESPN, HBO, National Geographic, PBS Frontline, Time Magazine, Passion Pictures, and Nike. He is a 2011 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. As director of photography, he has shown three films at Sundance: Entrapped (2016), Icarus (2017), and The Dissident (2020), which explored the story of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi. At the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Icarus received a special jury prize, the first ever "Orwell Award" for revealing "the truth at a time when the truth is no longer a commodity." Find Jake online: Website IMDB page Q&A with Around the O Show Notes: 0:04 - Introductions 01:24 - What is The Dissident about? 05:14 - The role of hacking in Jamal Khashoggi's murder 06:20 - Audience takeaways from The Dissident at Sundance 09:22 - What goes into film distribution? 11:14 - The ethics of film distribution 13:48 - A documentarian's sense of duty to the subject 16:38 - The relationship between documentarian and subject 19:41 - Choosing a stopping point/conclusion for a documentary 26:51 - The importance of screening one's work 31:06 - How to please your audience 33:51 - How did you launch your career in documentary? 35:55 - What have you learned that you didn't know when you started in this field? 37:59 - Media recommendations for aspiring documentarians Read the transcript for this episode Hear more from our guest: Video interview with Jake in the studio Listen to Jake's lecture Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube.

Duration:00:41:41

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#44 Guest Lecture: A Masterclass in Documentary with Jake Swantko

10/15/2020
About our guest: Jake Swantko has worked on a number of films, shooting for the Associated Press, ESPN, HBO, National Geographic, PBS Frontline, Time Magazine, Passion Pictures, and Nike. He is a 2011 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. His new film, The Dissident, about slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2020. In this talk, Swantko delivers a masterclass on documentary storytelling. Audience questions have been cut from the Q&A portion of Jake's lecture, but his responses to those questions are included in this recording.As director of photography, he has shown three films at Sundance: Entrapped (2016), Icarus (2017), and The Dissident (2020), which explored the story of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Hear more from Jake: Watch this lecture on YouTube Video interview with Jake in the studio Listen to our interview with Jake on the Demystifying Media podcast Want to listen to this interview a different way? Find us wherever you get your podcasts: RSS Feed Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Stitcher Spotify YouTube Amazon Music/Audible Pandora iHeartRadio PodBean TuneIn Podchaser You can find more Demystifying Media content, like video interviews and lecture recordings, on YouTube.

Duration:00:40:57