I presented “Examining the Relationship Between Trust and Online Usage,” based on my thesis research and co-authored by Harsh Taneja, during a high-density referreed paper research session at the 2017 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Chicago.

I also assisted with Frank Russell’s “News Gatekeeping and Socially Interactive Functions of Twitter: An Algorithmic Content Analysis,” also presented at the 2017 AEJMC conference.


American Press Institute

In 2015, as the American Press Institute’s summer fellow, I planned and led a strategy study about how voice used in social media posts impacts engagement, talking with engagement editors in local newsrooms across the country and analyzing Facebook posts. I published these insights in “Finding a voice on social media: Insights for local newsrooms.”

I also co-authored a study for which I conducted content analysis. Facing change: The needs, attitudes and experiences of people in media looks at what more than 10,000 journalism and communication school graduates are doing professionally — and how what they learned in school fits in.