SJMC Welcomes New Faculty Member Brendan Watson

WATSON.jpgThe School of Journalism & Mass Communication is pleased to welcome new faculty member Brendan Watson, who will be starting as an assistant professor in fall 2012.

Watson earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. His research examines how social structures affect communication about local issues involving conflict. His dissertation focused on how communities around the Gulf Coast influenced coverage of the BP oil spill. Previously, Watson was a reporter for the St. Petersburg Times of Florida where he led early efforts to start multimedia reporting, including podcasting and live-blogging.


Watson is currently studying at the University of North Carolina. His primary research examines how social structure affects communication about local issues involving conflict by combining content analysis, survey and demographic data. He particularly focuses on environmental impact and contamination.

His dissertation focuses on how communities around the Gulf Coast affected coverage of the BP oil spill.

Previously Watson was a reporter at the St. Petersburg Times in St. Petersburg, Fla. He led early efforts to start multimedia reporting, including podcasting and live-blogging.

For more information about Watson, visit his website.

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