Scholarship & Awards



Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society, Top Scholar Award, 2012

Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute Fellowship, Cronkite School, 2012

University Club of Portland Foundation Fellowship, 2011

Emerging Scholar Fellow - International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2011

Promising Scholar Award - University of Oregon Graduate School, 2010 -2011

Outstanding Teaching Award - UO School of Journalism and Communication, 2010

Journal Publications

“Training Digital Age Journalists: Blurring the Distinction Between Students and Professionals,” in Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2014, Vol. 69(3) 314-324

“News Narratives, Classified Secrets, Privacy, and Edward Snowden,” in Electronic News, 2014 Vol. 8 (1) 72-75

“Intercultural Dialogue Through Immersive Learning: Media Internships in Ghana” (first author with H. Leslie Steeves), in UNESCO’s “Media and Information and Intercultural Dialogue 2014 Yearbook, Temple University.

“Teaching Mobile Media in the Digital Age,” Journal of Media Education, BEA, 2011, Vol 2 (1)


Mobile Media and Digital Skills

      Presented for Knight Fellows, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, October, 2014

Going Mobile: Best Practices for Staff and Students

      Presented at Online News Association annual conference, Chicago, IL, September, 2014

Murky Waters: Docufiction Disguised as Documentary

     Presented paper at What is Documentary Conference, Portland, OR, April, 2014

Using the Technology Acceptance Model to Examine iPad/Tablet Computing Adoption Intentions of K-12                   


     Presented paper (first author, with Toby Hopp) at AEJMC annual conference, Washington, DC, August, 2013

Negotiating Identity and High School Journalism: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Class & Sexuality

     Presented paper at AEJMC annual conference, Chicago, IL., August, 2012

Mr. President, I’m a 5th Grader

     Presented paper at American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference, Vancouver, BC, 2012

Creating Student Digital Publications for the iPad

   Guest presenter, Journalism Interactive conference, University of Maryland, October 2011

Digital Natives, Journalism and Civic Engagement: Cultivating Citizenship with Technology

   Presented paper at AEJMC annual conference, St. Louis, MO., August, 2011

Hyperlocal News Internships and Digital Practicums: Blurring the Distinction Between Students and Professionals

     Presented paper at AEJMC annual conference, St. Louis, MO., August, 2011

Teaching Mobile Media Production

   Panel moderator/organizer, Broadcast Education Association (BEA) annual conference, Las Vegas, NV.,

     April, 2011

Teaching Critical Thinking with Mobile Media: Cultivating Active Learners vs. Passive Consumers

    Presented paper at the Third International Conference on Ubiquitous Learning, Vancouver, BC, December, 2010

Innovation Journalism and Youth, Seventh Annual Conference on Innovation Journalism

    Panelist, Stanford University, April, 2010


National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) - Academic Scholarship, 1978

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) - Academic Scholarship, 1978

Post-Newsweek Stations - Academic Scholarship, 1978


Northwest Emmy Awards Nominee, 2015 “NW Stories” & “Digital Skills Workshop”

Wayne Morse Project Grant, 2015

Center for Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement Fellowship Award - 2014

Apple Distinguished Educator - Class of 2013

Adobe Education Impact Award - 2013

Wayne Morse Project Grant, 2013

Dave and Nancy Petrone Faculty Fellowship, 2013

Fighting Fund Fellowship, 2013