It’s been woefully long since I last posted an update here, so I won’t bury the lede. I’m changing jobs and will start in the Fall as an Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
I’m super excited to be joining the Journalism Department there, which is full of really brilliant and talented folks who made the whole interview process a pleasure and who’ve already begun contributing in wonderful ways to my intellectual life. The resources and collaborative opportunities provided by UMass and the larger Five College Consortium are pretty amazing, as are the new state-of-the-art facilities of the Integrative Learning Center, where Journalism is housed alongside the Communication and Media Studies programs.
Another great aspect of the position is that it will not only allow me to continue my research on media distribution, but also to revisit my intellectual roots in science communication—something that’s greatly exciting to me.