All posts tagged with 'journalism'
10:45 – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, room 510
Faculty respondent: Ted Byfield (bio)
Tracy Miller is a New York-based editor and writer, and a recent graduate of the New School’s Media Studies program. Her M.A. thesis, “The Freelance Life: Precarity and Possibility in the New World of Work,” is an ethnographic study of freelancers in the media industry. Other research interests include the impact of technology on everyday communication; online communities and social networks; political economy of media; and the evolution of journalism in the digital age. A journalist specializing in online media, Tracy has held editorial staff positions at the New York Daily News, AOL, and Prevention magazine. She earned her undergraduate degree in English from Kenyon College, graduating magna cum laude. You can find her riding her bike around Brooklyn, or on Twitter @MillerTracyL.
Tim Neff has been studying media both as a graduate student at The New School and in his day job as online producer for Timesunion.com, the website associated with the Albany Times Union newspaper in upstate New York.
Tim received his Bachelor Arts degree at the University of Oregon, with majors in journalism, philosophy and political science. His journalism career spans nearly two decades, including reporting and editing positions at newspapers in Alaska, Oregon and now in New York.
Tim’s thesis, which he intends to complete in the fall of 2012, draws upon foundational digital media theories in an examination of how news production and content are shifting in the digital realm. As part of this research, he has interviewed and observed journalists working at the Boston Globe, which has a unique dual-website model being closely watched as the news industry explores new revenue models in a an era of declining print circulation and advertising.
Tim lives near Albany with his wife, Maureen.
Stephen Gordon Foster Smith is a student in the Master’s in Media Studies program at Concordia University in Montreal. After earning Bachelor degrees in History (McGill, Montreal) and Journalism (King’s College, Halifax), Stephen worked as a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen and the National Post. He then moved to Montreal, where he worked in media relations with the international human rights organization, Rights & Democracy. Stephen’s principal interest is the relationship between the mainstream news media and social movements, and in particular the journalist as protagonist / antagonist of social change.