Sue Robinson

Associate Professor School of Journalism & Mass Communication University of Wisconsin-Madison robinson4@wisc.edu

Bio/Research

Robinson explores how journalists and news organizations adopt new information communication technologies to report on public affairs in new forms and formats as well as how audiences and individuals can use the technologies for civic engagement. Central to her work is the consideration of inform...

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Bio/Research

Robinson explores how journalists and news organizations adopt new information communication technologies to report on public affairs in new forms and formats as well as how audiences and individuals can use the technologies for civic engagement. Central to her work is the consideration of information flow as it moves through specific media ecologies and networks at the local community level.

Her current multi-phased, multi-method book project (Networked News, Racial Rifts: How Power and Privilege Shape Public Discourse in Progressive Cities) researches how digital platforms enable and constrain citizens – especially those in marginalized communities – who produce and share information in the public sphere about racial achievement disparities in the K-12 education system. Using Bourdieu’s field theory as its theoretical framework, the book is meant to be a guide for journalists, politicians, activists and others on how to navigate information networks to improve public deliberation.


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