Helen Franklin Firstbrook Professor of Journalism research chair, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sue Robinson (PhD Temple University, 2007) holds the Helen Franklin Firstbrook Professor of Journalism research chair in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication. As a scholar and teacher, she explores how journalists and news organizations adopt new information communication technologies to report on public affairs in new forms and formats as well as how audiences and individuals can use the technologies for civic engagement. Central to her work is the consideration of information flow as it moves through specific media ecologies and networks at the local community level. She just released a book titled Networked News, Racial Divides: How Power & Privilege Shape Progressive Communities (Cambridge University Press, 2018), which is meant to be a guide for journalists, politicians, activists and others on how to navigate information networks to improve public conversations around race. Her new project on media trust in a digital age.
Trends in online journalism research highlights the importance of audiences and engagement