Joy Jenkins

Assistant Professor
The University of Tennessee

Dr. Jenkins’ research uses a sociological lens to examine changing organizational identities and practices in newsrooms in an increasingly complex digital environment. Dr. Jenkins’ studies have focused on the influence of market concerns on journalists’ public service roles, how perceptions of audience and local impact shape journalistic identity, the potential of journalistic narratives to spur civic engagement, and the ways news organizations use digital platforms to facilitate dialogue with audiences. Dr. Jenkins also examines the role of gender in news organizations and content, including pressures facing women journalists and the functions news organizations play in spurring public discourse about feminism and gender roles. Dr. Jenkins work has been published in multiple academic journals, including Journalism, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice, New Media & Society, and Feminist Media Studies.

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