Scholarly Activities

Dean Farmer

Preparing a literature review for empirical research on stereotypes in interracial communication  (Summer 2012)


Michael Ray Smith

Roads Scholar, North Carolina Humanities Council.  Discusses media ecology and the unusual work by John McLean Harrington, a writer of handwritten, Civil War newspapers. Smith lectures from his fifth book, A Free press, Free hand: A Free Press in Freehand: The Spirit of American Blogging in the Handwritten Newspapers of John McLean Harrington 1858-1869,

Working on a textbook to help writers work across platforms integrating digital audio, video and photographs with print stories.

He’s also involved with:

· Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Small Program Interest Group; editorial board of SPIG’s peer-reviewed journal.

· Research chair for the mid-winter meeting for Religion and Media Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

· Reviewer for Mass Communication and Society (a peer-review scholarly journal).