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Assistant Professor, School of Media and Culture, Virginia Commonwealth University
Karen McIntyre Ph.D., is an assistant professor of multimedia journalism in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her international and interdisciplinary research focuses on journalistic roles and the psychological processes and effects of news media. More specifically, she studies constructive journalism, an emerging contextual form of journalism that involves applying positive psychology and other behavioral science techniques to the news process in an effort to create more productive, engaging, and solution-focused news stories. She is a leading scholar in this emerging field, having published several articles on the topic in reputable journals such as Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism Studies, and Journalism. McIntyre earned her doctorate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her master’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and her bachelor’s degree at California State University, Chico.