When it comes to research, I am interested in the intersection of news (and media) literacy and ethics, particularly as they relate to journalism’s discussion of itself, newsroom decision-making of content, values, and how this is then used to train high school and collegiate-level journalists. I am is tremendously interested in how the journalism industry has evolved the concepts of objectivity, bias, trust, and truth telling as a result of both the Fake News presidency and the rise in disinformation and misinformation sharing.

I also have cognate interests that include political communication, horror films, media and sex, and mass communication pedagogy.


I’m currently looking at a number of different ideas, which may become projects for conference papers or published works. They include:

  1. Scoping review of media literacy and interventions
  2. Situating metajournalistic discourse of moral clarity and objectivity in the wake of Tom Cotton’s Op/Ed.
  3. Linking benevolence and student journalism codes of ethics.
  4. Metajournalistic discourse regarding automated fact-checking