University of Leeds / Tow Center Research Methods Workshop

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University of Leeds / Tow Center Research Methods Workshop

June 27–28, 2019 Columbia Journalism School

2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027



Building on the success of last year's joint two-day summer research methods workshop, the Tow Center at Columbia University and the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds will be hosting a two day event in June 2019.

Participants should be active media researchers- in a PhD program studying journalism or media, a current Tow Center Fellow (or a fellow at another journalism research think-tank), at a University or other institution of higher education, or employed by a news organization and looking to conduct future academic research. All participants should bring a draft research plan / proposal with them to the first day's meeting on Thursday.



Thursday, June 27

1:00pm, Opening and Lunch

2:00pm Welcome (C.W. Anderson University of Leeds)

2:15pm Overview of Tow Center and research programs (Pete Brown, Tow Center)

2:30pm Publishing for Multiple Audiences: Dissertations, Books, White Papers, Journal Articles, and Social Media (C.W. Anderson)

3:15pm Getting Funded by Tow: Crafting the Perfect Proposal (Pete Brown)

4:00pm Reading the room: research interests and topics

5:00pm Happy Hour (location TBA)


Friday, June 28

9:00am Coffee

9:30am Methods Talk (1): Visual Communication Research Methods (Giorgia Aiello, University of Leeds)

10:30am Methods Talk (2): Social Network Analysis and Black Twitter (Charleton McIlwain, NYU)

11:30am Methods Talk (3): Understanding Diverse Audiences (Jillian Baez, City University of New York)

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Methods Talk (4): Understanding Community News (Andrea Wenzel, Temple University)

2:30pm Coffee

3:00pm Breakout: Workshopping your proposals

4:30pm / 5pm Conclusion

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