Meredith Clark
University of North Texas
Mayborn School of Journalism
(940) 565-2268
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Education

PhD, UNC-CH School of Media & Journalism, 2014.
Major: Mass Communication
Dissertation Title: To Tweet Our Own Cause: A Mixed-Methods Study of the Online Phenomenon 'Black Twitter'
MA, Florida A&M University, 2006.
Major: Journalism
BA, Florida A&M University, 2002.
Major: Political Science

Professional Positions

Professional
Columnist, Poynter. (September 2015 – Present).
Assistant Professor of Digital and Print News, University of North Texas. (August 2014 – Present).
Columnist, USA Today. (January 2016November 2016).
News Editor, Raleigh News & Observer. (January 2014August 2014).
Associate Editor, Tallahassee Democrat. (May 2007August 2010).
Copy Editor, Tallahassee Democrat. (August 2006August 2007).
English Teaching Associate, Lycée Joseph Fouriér. (September 2006April 2007).
General Assignment Reporter, Capital Outlook. (September 2003August 2006).

Professional Memberships

Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. (2007 – Present).

National Association of Black Journalists. (2006 – Present).

International Communication Association. (20142015).

Society for Cinema and Media Studies. (20132015).

Awards and Honors

The Root 100, The Root. (2015 – Present).

NABJ/ New York Times Leadership Academy, National Association of Black Journalists. (2010 – Present).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
JOUR 2310, Introduction to Media Writing, 10 courses.
JOUR 4240, Comparative International Media Systems, 6 courses.
JOUR 4900, Special Problems, 1 course.
JOUR 5150, International Mass Communication, 3 courses.
JOUR 5260, Qualitative Research, 1 course.
JOUR 5320, New Technologies of Mass Communication, 3 courses.
JOUR 5950, Master's Thesis, 4 courses.

Teaching at Other Institutions

North Carolina Central University, Mass Media & Society, Spring 2014.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Media Ethics, 2011.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, News Editing, 2011.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, News Writing, 2011.

Florida A&M University, Use of Information Resources, adjunct, 2007.

Awards and Honors

Gannett Mentoring Initiative, Gannett. (2009 – Present).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article
Everbach, T., Clark, M., Nisbett, G. (2017). #IfTheyGunnedMeDown: An analysis of mainstream and social media in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown. Electronic News. 1-19. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. http://journals.sagepub.com/home/enx
Clark, M., Freelon, D., McIlwain, D. Quantifying the Power & Consequences of Social Media Protest... New Media & Society.
Manuscript
Clark, M. (2015). WhichWayNC: A Model for Mobile Media Development. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. 70(3), 251-263.
Other
Clark, M. (2015). Review: The Portal to Texas History. American Journalism. 252-253.
Clark, M. (2013). Review: Mississippi Blues Trail App: A Smartphone Application Developed and Maintained by the Mississippi Blues Trail Comission. American Journalism. 589-591.
Research Report
Freelon, D., Freelon, D., McIlwain, C. (2016). Beyond The Hashtags: #Ferguson, #BlackLivesMatter, and the Online Struggle for Offline Justice. Center for Media& Social Impact. cmsimpact.org/blmreport
Rambukkana, N. (2015). #BlackTwitter: We Wish To Tweet Our Own Cause. Hashtag Publics: The Power & Politics of Networked Discourse Communities.

Presentations Given

Clark, M. (Author & Presenter), Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France. (20162016).

Clark, M. (Author & Presenter), Institute of African-American Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States of America. (20162016).

Everbach, T. (Author & Presenter), Clark, M. (Author & Presenter), Nisbett, G. (Author & Presenter), AEJMC, #IfTheyGunnedMeDown: An analysis of mainstream and social media in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, Minneapolis, United States of America. (20162016).

Clark, M. (Author & Presenter), Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, #IfTheyGunnedMeDown: An analysis of mainstream and social-media in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America. (20162016).

Clark, M. (Panelist), Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, From trigger warnings to testing tolerance: Engaging students in discussions about tough topics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America. (20162016).

Clark, M. (Panelist), Broadcast Educators Association, Lessons from social media and broadcast TV coverage of the #McKinney incident, #SandraBland arrest, and #CharlestonMassacre, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America. (20162016).

Clark, M. (Panelist), Digital Blackness Conference, United States of America. (20162016).

Clark, M. (Author & Presenter), Harvard University School of Business, United States of America. (20162016).

Clark, M. (Panelist), Society of Cinema & Media Studies, NOT Seen on TV: Blackness, television, and participatory digital media practices, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. (20162016).

Clark, M. (Panelist), Stanford University, United States of America. (20162016).

Clark, M. (Presenter), Belmont University, Black Student Association, United States of America. (20152015).

Clark, M. (Presenter), The Dallas Morning News, United States of America. (20152015).

Clark, M. (Presenter), The New York Times, United States of America. (20152015).

Clark, M. (Panelist), International Communication Association Annual Conference, Evolving representations of race within Internet communication: The life of race captured within subreddits, translation, Twitter and blogging., San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States of America. (20152015).

Clark, M. (Panelist), Society of Cinema & Film, Self-definition and resistance in Black digital networks, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (20152015).

Clark, M. (Panelist), South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, United States of America. (20152015).

Clark, M. (Presenter), Stanford University, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, United States of America. (20142014).

Clark, M. (Panelist), Society of Cinema & Film, Negotiating race in digital spaces, Seattle, Washington, United States of America. (20142014).

Clark, M. (Panelist), Social Media Conference & Workshop, Assessing digital works for tenure and promotion, Bowie State University, United States of America. (20132013).

Clark, M. (Author), Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Student News 2.0: An Ethnographic Examination, Washington, D.C., United States of America. (20132013).

Clark, M. (Panelist), South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, United States of America. (20132013).

Clark, M. (Author), Mid-Atlantic Public Opinion Research Conference, Salt, Light, Politics & the Word: A study on media exposure patterns and perceived influence among ministers of the Churches of Christ., Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. (20122012).

Clark, M. (Presenter), Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, My prerogative: Perceptions and attitudes of Black journalists in the Tallahassee Democrat newsroom, 2000-2006., St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America. (20072007).

Media Contributions

Internet
"The Truth About Black Twitter," The Atlantic. (April 10, 2015).
Newspaper
"Black Twitter : être noir aux Etats-Unis, 140 signes à la fois (“Being black in the United States, 140 characters at a time”)," Le Monde. (August 5, 2015).
"After a year of high-profile killings by police, Americans' views on race have shifted," Los Angeles Times. (August 5, 2015).
"Black Twitter Flexing Muscles On and Offline," The Associated Press. (March 14, 2014).
"Black Twitter: A Virtual Community Ready to Hashtag Out a Response to Cultural Issues," The Washington Post. (January 20, 2014).
Radio
"Think," Kera. (July 30, 2015).
"From Paula Deen To Baltimore Unrest: Exploring The Role Of Black Twitter," Kera. (May 1, 2015).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Clark, M., "Race & Digital Media Working Group," Federal. (20162016).
Fellowship
Clark, M., "Dori J. Maynard Senior Research Fellow," Private, $5000. (20162016).
Clark, M., "Smitherman-Villanueva Writing Retreat," Private. (20162016).
Clark, M., "UNC-CH Future Faculty Fellow," Other, $1000. (20112011).
Grant - Research
Clark, M., "Democracy Fund," Federal, $16000. (20162016).
Clark, M., "Knight Foundation," Federal, $47950. (20162016).
Clark, M., "Mozilla Foundation," Other, $15649. (20162016).
Clark, M., "Visiting Scholar," Sponsored by Institute for African-American Research, Federal. (20162016).
Clark, M., "University of North Texas Mentoring Grant," University of North Texas, $1157. (20152015).
Grant - Teaching
Carey, T. E. (Co-Principal), Carey, C. D. (Principal), Young, J. (Co-Principal), Clark, M. (Co-Principal), Thompson, M. F. (Co-Principal), "Black Faculty Network Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texaas, University of North Texas, $5000. (20162017).
Sponsored Research
Clark, M., ""The New Civics" Spencer Foundation," Federal, $33000. (20152015).

Service

University Service

Program Coordinator, Black Faculty Network. (2016 – Present).

Committee Member, Commission on th Status of Women. (2016 – Present).

Committee Member, Mayborn School of Journalism, Assessment Committee. (2015 – Present).

Committee Member, Mayborn School of Journalism, Diversity Committee. (2015 – Present).

Committee Member, Mayborn School of Journalism, Research Committee. (2015 – Present).

Committee Member, Mayborn School of Journalism, Scholarship Committee. (20142015).

Professional Service

Committee Chair, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Comminication. (2016 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Social Media & Society. (2016 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Social Media in Society. (2015 – Present).

Member, The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. (2015 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Mass Communication & Society. (2014 – Present).

Program Coordinator, Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design (+Acumen and Ideo). (20142014).

Program Coordinator, Dow Jones Faculty Multimedia Boot Camp. (20132013).

Program Coordinator, UNC-CH Black Graduate & Professional Student Association, North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (August 2011April 2013).

Committee Chair, The Daily Tar Heel, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (20122012).

Officer, President/Elect/Past, The Daily Tar Heel, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (20122012).

Other, National Association of Black Journalists, New Orleans, Louisiana. (August 2012August 2012).

Program Coordinator, Teen Democrat at the Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, Florida. (20102010).

Other, National Association of Black Journalists, Tampa, Florida. (August 2009August 2009).