Marie K. Shanahan

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Marie K. Shanahan is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut. She worked for 17 years as a reporter and online news editor before joining the faculty at UConn.

Shanahan's academic research explores digital discourse, anonymous online speech, online reputation, and the future of journalism. She teaches digital newsgathering, multimedia storytelling and online ethics. Admittedly, she spends way too much time on social media.

email: [email protected]

Portfolio

Yes, Campuses Should Be Safe Spaces - for Debate
Commentary The cry of college students demanding "safe spaces" to protect themselves from speech that could harm their sensitivities doesn't confound me. I secretly wished for a...
Journalism, Online Comments and the Future of Public Discourse
Marie K. Shanahan's first academic book explains online comments as the digital iteration of “conversation, examining how journalism’s challenge to be a conversation rather than...
How news sites' online comments helped build our hateful electorate
Critics may accuse President-elect Donald J. Trump and his supporters of dragging down public discourse in America, but civility took leave of open discussions years ago -...
To Comment Or Not To Comment
How journalists can improve online discourse with the audience. Presentation given at 2015 Excellence in Journalism conference in Orlando, FL on September 18, ...
FAA Green Lights Drone Use For Connecticut Businesses
More drones will soon be humming overhead in Connecticut. They will replace the need to climb ladders for roof inspections and to rent helicopters for aerial views of real...
J/i Teach-A-Thon 2015: A Visualization Initiation
Getting students started with visual storytellingMap a storyPlaces provide the foundation for storytelling. Visualize Student Data with Charts Create simple interactive graphics...
Breastfeeding Rates On The Rise, As Mother-Baby Support Systems Expand
Candid online posts describing the challenges of breastfeeding fill the Facebook page of Breastfeeding USA's Connecticut chapter. The daily stream of anecdotes, questions and...
Future of Media: Radical Shift In Control Of The News
The future of journalism is married to the future of communication technology.
On Connecticut's 'Gold Coast,' a local news incubator
Fairfield County is swamped with hyperlocal experiments that hold broader aspirations Unlike other communities around the country, the suburban towns comprising the Fairfield...
10 Questions Aspiring Journalists Should Be Asking About Their Digital Reputations
In journalism, your professional reputation hinges upon credibility. Journalistic credibility is a recipe with five ingredients. Your published body of work; The organization...
How talk radio listens to its audience, provides lessons for online publishers
Audience participation hasn't been an easy undertaking for online news publishers. Thanks to the unruly culture of online commenting and the " sadistic" actions of Internet...
The Uncertain Future of Patch in Connecticut
Now that AOL has laid off 40 percent of the Patch workforce, those of us concerned about the local news landscape in Connecticut want to know what’s going to happen to the...
More news organizations try civilizing online comments with the help of social media
ESPN is the latest major news organization to rely upon social media to help civilize its online comments. ESPN.com’s 25 million active users will now have to log in through a...
Digital Journalism Education Teach-A-Thon | Teaching Students to Rate Their Online Reputation |...
PRESENTER: Marie Shanahan, University of Connecticut DESCRIPTION: Teaching Students to Rate Their Online Reputation. Part of Journalism Interactive 2013 conference.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dH9rhCpECQ
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