1/15/2013 CURRICULUM VITAE BRENDAN R. WATSON, PH.D.

IDENTIFYING INFORMATION Academic Rank Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Graduate Faculty Appointment in School of Journalism & Mass Communication Education Degree A.B. Institution Date Degree Granted

Washington University in St. Louis 2004 English Literature & American Culture Studies M.A. University of Missouri-Columbia 2007 Journalism Ph.D. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 2012 Mass Communication, School of Journalism & Mass Communication Dissertation: “Is Twitter a Counter Public?: Comparing Individual and Community Forces that Shaped Local Twitter and Newspaper Coverage of the BP Oil Spill,” advised by Daniel Riffe Positions/Employment University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Assistant Professor University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Research Assistant Teacher of Record

2012-present 2012-present 2009-2012 2009-2012 2010-2011

University of Maryland 2008-2009 Digital Coordinator, Knight Center for Specialized Journalism St. Petersburg Times Newspaper Online News Editor & Multimedia Producer Other Affiliations Member, Minnesota Population Center Member, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication 2005-2008

2012-present 2005-present

Mass Communication & Society. Newspaper Research Journal. AND CREATIVE WORK Publications Refereed Journal Articles Watson. 20-33. B. D. First published online: October 18. D.D. and Riffe. Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. Watson. Minorities and Communication Division. 2011 Top Faculty Paper. B. D.2011. Ideologies drive journalists’ attitudes toward oil industry.1080/15205436. S. 53-67.1093/ijpor/eds032 Watson. Watson. 2011 RESEARCH. and media coverage: Hostile media and presumed influence. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. The structural determinants of local public affairs place blogging: Structural pluralism and community stress. immigration policy support. Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. 32(4). Smithson-Stanley. (In Press). L. (2012). 33(2). 2012 Second Place Faculty Paper. 6-22. Howard Journal of Communications. School of Journalism & Mass Communication. Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. B. WATSON 1/15/2012 2009-present 2010-present Member. Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute. University of North Carolina. and Riffe. (2012). Student. E. doi: 10. Watson. Comission on the Status of Women.. AND SERVICE External Sources Fellow. Watson. Bloggers' rely on sources outside traditional media. Study examines relationship among mainstream. and Riffe. B. other media. Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. Mass media and perceived and objective environmental risk: Race and place of residence. and Ogilvie.CURRICULUM VITAE p. Arizona State University Top Student-Faculty Collaboration Paper.. B. Newspaper Research Journal. D. (2011). 2 BRENDAN R. International Communication Association Member.611922 Lacy. 14(6). 2012 doi: 10. (2012) Perceived threat. Newspaper Research Journal. 33(4). SCHOLARSHIP. Riffe. TEACHING. Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research HONORS AND AWARDS FOR RESEARCH/CREATIVE WORK. Mass Communication & Society division. Book Chapters . (2011).. PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT. B.. 2012 Outstanding Graduation Ph. 879–904.

IL. L. Paper presented at the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research. D.. IL.). In Schumann. citizenship and the future of media (pp. E. and Olgilvie.R. J. November). (2011.). The structural determinants of local public affairs place blogging: Structural pluralism and community stress. & E.R. In Pollock. Columbia. B. Watson. Watson. SC. (2006). (2012. Refereed Conference Presentations Watson. Bentley. 239-259). Littau. and Riffe. *Second Place Student Paper.CURRICULUM VITAE p.). Blogging. Thorson (Eds. IL. B. New York: Routledge. August).R. Chicago. * Top student-faculty collaboration. Is Twitter an alternative public sphere?: A comparison of journalists’ and Twitter users’ attitudes toward the BP Oil Spill.. (2013. The new online campaign: Translating information into action. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication conference.W. WATSON 1/15/2012 Watson. Watson. Mass media and perceived and objective environmental risk: Race and place of residence. Commission on the Status of Women Watson.. Hamman.R. In M. C. .. D.R. Chicago. D. Chicago. Riffe. Paper presented at the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research conference. (2012). (2011. November) The agenda-setting effect of “a-list” political blogs: A time-series analysis of presidential approval ratings in 2009. B. (2012. August). (Ed. Measuring BP media relations outcomes post spill: An illustration of how public relations’ effects may be overestimated. Sustainability. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association conference. and Media Regeneration conference. Paper presented at the Convergence and Society: Journalism. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication conference. B.. 323-342). Louis. (2011. K.. B. London. Internet advertising: Theory and practice (pp. Watson. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication.. England. B. 3 BRENDAN R.. D. B. B. Watson. How female and male J/MC authors perceive the journal peer review process: Differently. Watson. D. October). B. (2007).Tremayne (Ed.R. and Riffe. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. IL. June). Community structure effects’ on Gulf Coast Twitter users’ attitudes toward and Tweets about the BP Oil Spill. B. Is Twitter an Alternative Medium?: Comparing Gulf Coast Tiwtter and Newspaper Coverage of the 2010 BP oil spill.R. B. Chicago. and Watson. Media and social inequality: Innovations in Community Structure Research. MO. August). Thorson. Citizen journalism: A case study. Smithson-Stanley. B. St. and Welsh. New York: Routledge. (2012. Mahwah.

MA. Watson.R. and Wang. El Paso. May).R. (2011. Perceived threat. (2010). Robert Lance Memorial Award for outstanding student paper Watson. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference on Communication and The Environment. Watson. and original sources in reporting on local subjects ignored by the press. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication Southeast Colloquium. Boston. Louis. B. How much is enough?: Sample size guidelines for content analysis of political blogs. Bloggers’ reliance on newspaper. June).R. Watson. Denver. race and waste: Community structure and local media coverage of the first environmental justice conflict. Predicting journalists’ attitudes toward the BP Oil Spill: Community structure. MO. August). Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. (2011. B. MO. B. Tucson. Mass Communication & Society division Watson. online. (2011. and professional roles. Stalemate. MO. St. B. B. Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual convention. NC. *Second Place Faculty Paper. B. X. WATSON 1/15/2012 * Top Faculty Paper. August). (2010. and media coverage: Hostile media and presumed effects in North Carolina.CURRICULUM VITAE p. Chapel Hill. August). Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference. B. Protecting the press’s right to “influence and inform”: The applicability of moderate anti-SLAPP statutes to the media defendant’s right to objectively petition. Paper presented at the American Journalism Historians Association annual convention. (2011. immigration policy support. The structural determinants of local public affairs place blogging: Structural pluralism and community stress.R.R. Watson. Posters . ideology. B.R. August). Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. (2011. xenophobia and the framing of the immigration debate. *Second Place Student Paper. Watson.R. Louis. Minorities and Communication division Watson.R. AZ. D. Place. Speaking up in the 21st century: The effects of communication apprehension and internet self-efficacy on use of social networking websites. and Riffe. 4 BRENDAN R. CO. TX. St. (2010. Louis. B. *Honorable Mention. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication annual conference. Watson. St.R. (2005. San Antonio. March). Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. TX. August). Law & Policy Division.

B. (2005). Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference. on using a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze data and create maps. J. August). School of Journalism. Michigan State University. Chicago. in charge of the multimedia portion of the course Michigan State University Faculty Multimedia Training. Watson. 2012. WATSON 1/15/2012 Watson. Spring 2009. JOUR 3004V). International Reporting). Littau. Hamman. TEACHING & CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT University of Minnesota Convergence Journalism (JOUR 3102). 24-29. 2006. Instructor of record for multimedia reporting course Information for Mass Communication (JOUR 3004W. Instructor of record for course for new majors on how to select and evaluate information from different sources University of North Carolina News Writing (JOMC 153). Invited by the director of the journalism school to lead a two-day workshop for faculty on multimedia reporting Poynter Institute for Media Studies Multimedia Reporting: Tools & Techniques. C. and Welsh. San Antonio.. Fall 2012. Co-instructor for an international reporting class. Instructor for multimedia training seminar at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITES “GIS 101: Analyzing Data and Creating Maps. Poster presented at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication conference.R. B. Instructor of record for introductory news writing course Audio & Video Information Gathering (JOMC 221).. Meyer. TX. 5 BRENDAN R. Instructor of record for multimedia reporting course University of Maryland News Coverage of Special Topics (JOUR 389. Fall 2012. H. Bentley.CURRICULUM VITAE p.R. a one-day introductory course hosted by the University of Minnesota’s U-Spatial research group.. Sept. Spring 2011. Spring 2013 (Honors section). Individual and structural biases in journalists’ coverage of the 2010 Gulf oil spill. (2012. MyMissourian: A case study of open source journalism. Fall 2010. IL.” September 21. SERVICE & PUBLIC OUTREACH . B. B. May 2006..

Journalism Studies division. Environmental Communication division. SJMC Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Fall 2012 Service to Other Universities Member. 2012. 10. “Bloggers. MN. 2012. 22. 2011. Oct. 9. 2012 Conference Reviewer Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. 2012 International Communication Association. Minneapolis. 2012-present Member. Newspaper Division.” (Moderator). 2011. Data Journalism SJMC Subcommittee.html (on blog study presented at AEJMC conference and then published in the Newspaper research journal) .CURRICULUM VITAE p. Spring 2013 Member.” January 16. 2012 Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature & Culture. 2012. WATSON 1/15/2012 Service to the Discipline/Profession Editorial Boards Newspaper Research Journal. 2013 (commenting on implications of announcement of Facebook’s “Graph Search”) Slate. 2011 Conference Discussant “New media and public opinion. Chicago. University of North Carolina.slate.” Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research annual conference. Invited Presentations “Creating a Winning Broadcast Program Without the Studio. 2010 Media Appearances WCCO radio. 2012-present Journal Reviewer International Journal of Public Opinion Research. 2012-present Member. Mass Communication & Society Division. “The Morning News With Dave Lee. 2012 National Communication Association. IL.” Minnesota High School Press Association. thank you very much. Aug. Oct. Mass Communication Division. Minnesota Broadcasters Association.” http://www. Freshman Research Award Program. 2012. 2012. Minneapolis. Faculty Search Committee. MN. Not Parasites: An academic study finds local publicaffairs bloggers who pull their weight. 2012 Health Communication. Service to the University/College/Department Faculty Mentor. 6 BRENDAN R. SJMC Undergraduate Admissions Committee. “The Future of News.com/articles/news_and_politics/press_box/2011/08/bloggers_not_ parasites.

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