Outside Learning: Research Presentation

Right after the break, this may be the last opportunity for an outside learning event.

Please mark your calendars for 8:15 a.m., Nov. 27. That’s when Bart Wojdynski, a candidate for our faculty position in journalism, will present “Technological variables and effects of online multimedia news” in the Drewry Room.

His abstract: “The past 15 years have seen not only marked changes in the scope of news sources and their dissemination practices, but also in when, where, how, and how often consumers interact with digital information. In an era in which the stream of information is as wide as it has ever been, this talk will examine the impact of several characteristics that are endemic to the world of digital mediated messages, and that vary widely within it. Chiefly, the focus will be on how customization, navigability, and interactivity influence our exposure to information, the attention, we devote to it, and, ultimately, the way we think and feel about it.”

Dr. Wojdynski is in his second year as an assistant professor at Virginia Tech. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and has professional experience in web content development and research.

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