Angie Chuang's research focuses on race, identity and news-media representations of Otherness. Her case studies on American Otherness examine print, broadcast, and online news media portrayals. These studies include news phenomena spotlighting Asian Americans, African Americans, Muslim Americans, Latinx Americans, and others. They show that news-media constructions of American identity are highly complex and contextual, based on historically rooted perceptions of Self and Other, beyond legalistic signifiers of Americanness such as citizenship or residency. She also writes literary journalism, narrative nonfiction and memoir that explore similar issues of identity in the form of the immigrant experience, cultural identity, and the intersections of race, gender, sexuality in contemplations of choices and choice-making.
JRNL 2000 - Writing for the Media
Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
Introduces students to writing news for a range of news media platforms, including print / online, broadcast, social media and more, and teaches them how to use the appropriate grammar and style conventions for those media types. Also introduces students to various types of stories, from breaking news to features to profiles, and to basic reporting skills. Students encouraged to take concurrently with JRNL 2001.
JRNL 2001 - Fundamentals of Reporting Technologies
Develops news-gathering skills for work in news enterprises. Students learn skills for working with technologies used in news reporting and in storytelling for various media formats. Students are introduced to a range of technologies for recording, editing and producing. Students encouraged to take concurrently with JRNL 2000.
JRNL 2401 - Media Coverage of Diverse Populations
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
Explores the ways in which issues of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and religion play out in news coverage and how news organizations approach coverage of marginalized groups in society.