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Ferrucci, Patrick Assistant Professor

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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. He also looks at the intersection of race and gender and sports media.

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  • media sociology, digital journalism, race and gender and sports media, media studies, nonprofit journalism, effects of technology and economics on digital news production

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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 2019
    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.
  • JRNL 1000 - Principles of Journalism and Networked Communication
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 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 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 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 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 2019
    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.
  • MDRP 7021 - Proseminar in Media and Communication Theory 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Continues the introduction of principle concepts, literature, and theoretical and paradigmatic perspectives of media studies and mass communication and their ties and contributions to parallel domains in the social sciences and humanities. Formerly MDST 7021.

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