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Larson, Christine M Assistant Professor

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  • Larson studies media equality and public discourse, seeking ways to advance social justice and more democratic representation of voices contributing to the cultural conversation. She does this by analyzing the impact of digital technologies and business models on media businesses and cultural and creative labor. She is interested in how production logics and media economics favor particular workers or types of content, and how these forces shape the public's understanding of the world.

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  • media industries, media production, social network analysis, media equality, feminism, inequality, business models, digital technologies

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Teaching

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  • APRD 7051 - Qualitative Methods in Mass Communication
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Provides a survey of various qualitative modes of inquiry, attending to the philosophical, conceptual, and practical foundations of qualitative research in media, communication, and information. The course is designed to support students in developing a critical understanding of the different considerations in and stages of qualitative research, including the development of research questions, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, methodological approaches, data collection, data analysis, and assessment of reliability and validity of qualitative data. Previously offered as a special topics course. Same as JRNL 7051.
  • JRNL 2000 - Writing for the Media
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    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
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    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 4002 - Reporting 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Assumes mastery of basic reporting and writing skills. Students produce more sophisticated stories on a variety of topics.
  • JRNL 4311 - Literary Journalism
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Explores the telling of nonfiction stories through the techniques of fiction, through study of American literary journalists, from the New Journalism of the 1960s through current longform narrative multimedia. Students will read and analyze narrative nonfiction from several periods of American history in order to expand their own storytelling repertoire. The class will emphasize in-depth reporting for narrative, character and scene development, narrative arc and structure and the use of dialogue. They will also explore the particular ethical dilemmas faced by writers of creative nonfiction. Same as JRNL 5311.
  • JRNL 4802 - Feature Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Provides practice in writing freelance articles. Considers types, sources, methods, titles, illustrations, and freelance markets. Students submit work for publication. Same as JRNL 5802.
  • JRNL 4931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Internship
  • JRNL 5311 - Literary Journalism
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Studies the contributions of American literary journalists from Sara Davidson, Joan Didion, Normal Mailer, Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe; to established writers of nonfiction, including Annie Dillard, Jon Krakauer, Jane Kramer, Adrian Nichole LeBlanc and Terry Tempest Williams; to the newest wave of long-form journalists. Explores the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction and the literary techniques that distinguish creative nonfiction and literary journalism from other reportorial and storytelling forms. Formerly JRNL 6321. Same as JRNL 4311.
  • JRNL 5802 - Feature Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides practice in writing freelance articles. Considers types, sources, methods, titles, illustrations, and freelance markets. Students submit work for publication. Same as JRNL 4802.
  • JRNL 7002 - Research Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Adopts a holistic and creative approach to bridging theory with method for the purpose of research design. Students learn how to bridge theory and method, exploring research designs that effectively address research questions and hypotheses through elaboration of theoretical and operational linkages. Same as APRD 7002.
  • JRNL 7051 - Qualitative Methods in Mass Communication
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Provides a survey of various qualitative modes of inquiry, attending to the philosophical, conceptual, and practical foundations of qualitative research in media, communication, and information. The course is designed to support students in developing a critical understanding of the different considerations in and stages of qualitative research, including the development of research questions, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, methodological approaches, data collection, data analysis, and assessment of reliability and validity of qualitative data. Previously offered as a special topics course. Same as APRD 7051.

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