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Ferrucci, Patrick Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Ferrucci's mixed-method research examines various aspects of media sociology. His primary focus studies how technology (analytics, social media, digital tools) and economics (market orientation, market models) affect news production in digital journalism newsrooms and journalistic identity.

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  • media sociology, digital journalism, media studies, organizational influence on news, funding models of news, media theory, information flow, media ethics, sports communication

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Teaching

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  • APRD 7001 - ProSeminar in Mass Communication Theory 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Discusses prominent theoretical and methodological points of view in journalism studies and strategic communication that range from social science to critical studies to the humanities. The premise is that methods are driven by research questions, so there is no best way to conduct research. You should leave this course with an understanding of how to address various mass communication phenomena. Same as JRNL 7001.
  • APRD 7004 - Doctoral Professionalization Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2021
    Introduces you to the university and gives you a chance to think out loud about what your academic future might look like. The course is designed to be responsive to your needs regarding your career, getting a job, getting tenure and teaching. In short, the course prepares you for a career in academia. Same as JRNL 7004.
  • APRD 7012 - Ethnography and Media
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Provides a 'how to' concerning the intersection of ethnography and the media. During which, the course examines the epistemology of fieldwork. We will critically examine aspects and approaches to doing and writing ethnography, including with and without social science theory. We will discuss the challenges of entering, being in, and leaving the field. And we will explore data collection techniques.
  • APRD 7030 - Media Sociology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Examines a range of theories for how media messages and media institutions turn out the way they do. 'Media sociology' refers to theorizing about the media as the 'dependent variable;' even though many of the 'independent variables' explored are not narrowly sociological. It connects media actors, organizations, and institutions to sociological concepts such as socialization, interaction, roles, and structures. Same as JRNL 7030.
  • CMCI 4931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • JRNL 1000 - Principles of Journalism and Networked Communication
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Surveys the history, practices and responsibilities of journalism in a democracy. Examines ethics, best practices in institutional and network settings, reporting and writing, international news systems, personal branding, and strategies for creating and distributing content across media platforms. Promotes the highest professional values and encourages students to be leaders who recognize the possibilities of journalism in a democratic society.
  • JRNL 2301 - Journalism Ethics and History in Film
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Examines how the depiction of journalists evolves over time through watching classic films. Also, the course studies how journalists depicted in film enact (or do not enact) ethical norms of the profession. Through the reading of cinema as text, and in conjunction with written texts, the class will discuss how these depictions in popular culture have, over time, impacted the way American society views the media.
  • JRNL 3804 - Sports, Media and Society
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
    Examines how sports, culture and especially the media, with a specific focus on journalism, all come together to influence society. Explores how sports communication affects, and is affected by, the issues and tension that touch society at large, such as law and politics, race, gender, sexuality and disability. Same as MDST 3331.
  • JRNL 4562 - Digital Journalism
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Builds upon digital production skills through the creation of multimedia project. Applies media theory to evaluate digital media content and explore how digital forms influence the news industry, politics, culture and society. Same as JRNL 5562.
  • JRNL 4931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Internship
  • JRNL 5521 - Data Journalism
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Instructs students in data-driven investigative reporting. Includes hands-on, in-depth instruction in gathering data from census reports, commercial databases, information networks, and other sources, and utilizing statistical analysis software and spreadsheets to analyze the information in ways that can help deepen and strengthen journalistic stories on a wide variety of subjects.
  • JRNL 5562 - Digital Journalism
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Builds upon digital production skills through the creation of multimedia project. Applies media theory to evaluate digital media content and explore how digital forms influence the news industry, politics, culture and society. Same as JRNL 4562.
  • JRNL 5851 - Graduate Professional Project
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Summer 2021
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  • JRNL 5931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    -
  • JRNL 7001 - ProSeminar in Mass Communication Theory 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Discusses prominent theoretical and methodological points of view in journalism studies and strategic communication that range from social science to critical studies to the humanities. The premise is that methods are driven by research questions, so there is no best way to conduct research. You should leave this course with an understanding of how to address various mass communication phenomena. Same as APRD 7001.
  • JRNL 7004 - Doctoral Professionalization Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2021
    Introduces you to the university and gives you a chance to think out loud about what your academic future might look like. The course is designed to be responsive to your needs regarding your career, getting a job, getting tenure and teaching. In short, the course prepares you for a career in academia. Same as APRD 7004.
  • JRNL 7012 - Ethnography and Media
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Provides a 'how to' concerning the intersection of ethnography and the media. During which, the course examines the epistemology of fieldwork. We will critically examine aspects and approaches to doing and writing ethnography, including with and without social science theory. We will discuss the challenges of entering, being in, and leaving the field. And we will explore data collection techniques.
  • JRNL 7030 - Media Sociology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Examines a range of theories for how media messages and media institutions turn out the way they do. 'Media sociology' refers to theorizing about the media as the 'dependent variable;' even though many of the 'independent variables' explored are not narrowly sociological. It connects media actors, organizations, and institutions to sociological concepts such as socialization, interaction, roles, and structures. Same as APRD 7030.
  • MDRP 7021 - Proseminar in Media and Communication Theory 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018

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