Department of Communication
139 Shanks Hall
181 Turner St. NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-1663 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenn Mackay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication.
- Ethics in Journalism
- Technology in Journalism
- Ph.D. University of Alabama, 2008
- M.A. University of Alabama, 2004
- B.A. in Journalism, 1998
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
- International Communication Association (ICA)
- Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)
- Best Student Paper/Carol Burnett Award, Media Ethics Division, Association for Education and Journalism in Mass Communication, "The media ethics necessity: Do journalism students need to study ethics?" Paper presented at the 87th annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Toronto, Canada.
- Outstanding Master's Student Award, University of Alabama, April 2004.
Mackay, J.B. (in press). Finding Justice Online in A Tormented College Town: Virginia Tech And The Anonymous Commentary War. In Contemporary Media Ethics: A Practical Guide for Students, Scholars and Professionals in the Globalized World, 2nd ed. Spokane, WA: Marquette Books.
Sloan, W.D., & Mackay, J.B. (Eds.), (2007). Media Bias? Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Mackay, J.B. and Bailey, E. (2012). Succulent Sins, Personalized Politics, and Mainstream Media’s Tabloidization Temptation. International Journal of Technoethics, 3(4), 41-53.
Mackay, J.B. (2012). Journalistic Constraints: Weighing the pressures on ethical decisions. Newspaper Research Journal, 33, 24-37.
Mackay, J.B. and Lowrey, W. (2011). The Credibility Divide: Reader Trust of Online Newspapers and Blogs. Journal of Media Sociology ,3, 39-57.
Mackay, J. B. (2008). Journalist reliance on teens andchildren. Journalism & Mass Media Ethics, 23, 126-140.