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An American academic and author who publishes on new media, journalism and health communication, he is a professor and chair of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers University. He is also chair of the editorial board for the journal of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Television Quarterly and a faculty associate at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information. Formerly a professor and executive director of the Center for New Media at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, he also previously served as the founding director of the School of Communication at San Diego State University. He writes about the impact of new technology on journalism, media and society in his most recent book, Converging Media, co-written with Shawn McIntosh. Other works include Journalism and New Media, Columbia University Press, 2001) and New Media Technology: Cultural and Commercial Perspectives, now in its 2nd edition. He has also written more than a dozen computer software packages for education in journalism and communication. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in mass communication from the University of Minnesota and is a graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He came up with the idea of the Three Stages of Online News Content, a concept which explains the source of online news content.
Noted For:Originated the idea of the Three Stages of Online News Content, a concept which explains the source of online news content
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