I have several research projects currently in progress. One research avenue focuses on how emerging media technologies impact workplace practices. Technology has afforded journalists a myriad of new opportunities to promote and publish content online. Many of my projects provide insight into new practices that have become standard operating procedures for digital media publishing and examine how the heavy imprint of traditional media forms are not made clear within the new media platforms.
My initial research into how social media automated sharing tools are used on broadcast platforms provided a rich future research trajectory that encompasses online communication, user-interface design, mobile communications, and new media technologies. This research trajectory also enables me to trace changes in the uses of digital media tools and technologies within the journalism and business industries over time.
I am developing follow-up research studies to examine how journalists use social media platforms to disseminate repurposed local news video content.
As part of my work on a three-year $50,000 grant from the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH), I serve on a team of researchers collaborating to code and build a flexible, robust content management system with integrated social networking features designed to support online writing, research, and collaboration among scholars at various levels of their career. This scalable, open-source platform will be easily customized by end-users to accept, review, and publish a wide variety of online content. I bring my expertise in studying online content to this project and will capitalize on my research to make evidence-based design decisions as we develop this project. My plan is to continue this type of interdisciplinary research as I move forward with my career.