Research & Centers

MJC: Who We Are

Minnesota Journalism Center Contact Info Areas of Expertise
Valerie Belair-Gagnon
Assistant Professor
Director, Minnesota Journalism Center
329 Murphy Hall
Twitter: @journoscholar
Innovation in journalism and communication; sociology of news; emerging media (mobile apps, social media, web analytics experiences); audience engagement and participatory journalism
Sue Couling
Events Manager
101 Murphy Hall
Phone: 626-1723
Event planning and management; speaker bookings; event marketing and promotion
Faculty Specialists Contact Info Areas of Expertise
Colin Agur
Assistant Professor
Twitter: @colinagur
Mobile communication; emerging media; global media
Matt Carlson
Associate Professor
Twitter: @drmattcarlson   
Journalism studies, media studies, and cultural studies
Giovanna Dell'Orto
Associate Professor
Twitter: GDellortoREM
International news; foreign correspondents; migration and refugees.
Jane Kirtley
Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law
Director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law First Amendment; freedom of information; privacy; media ethics
Scott Libin
Senior Fellow Journalism, broadcasting, television news, ethics
Regina McCombs
Lecturer and Senior Fellow
Twitter: @reginamc
Visual journalism, photojournalism and visual journalism ethics, multimedia production, mobile journalism
Christopher Terry
Assistant Professor
Twitter: @ChristopherTerr
FCC, regulation, political advertising
Benjamin Toff
Assistant Professor
Twitter: @BenjaminToff
Public opinion; political communication; changing journalism norms and practices; news audiences
Student Fellows Contact Info Areas of Expertise
Jonathan Anderson
PhD Student, Mass Communication
Twitter: @jonathanderson
Media law/policy, news consumption, public perception of journalists/news, business of news media
Amber Hamilton
PhD Student, Sociology Content/media analysis, race, and culture
Joshua Jordan
PhD Student, Mass Communication Science communication, media psychology
Clara Juarez
PhD Student, Mass Communication Journalism and politics, nationalism/populism, content analysis 
Jisu Kim
PhD Student, Mass Communication
Twitter: @kjs8918
Computational journalism, audience engagement and participatory journalism, social network analysis
Allison Steinke
PhD Student, Mass Communication Journalism, digital and social media, social justice 
Sarah Kay Wiley
PhD Student & Silha Research Assistant Algorithms, platforms, automation in news production, and law and policy