Assistant Professor Jan Lauren Boyles received two journal article acceptances this summer. Her solo-authored work, "Building an Audience, Bonding a City: Digital News Production as a Field of Care" was accepted by Media, Culture & Society. The second manuscript (co-authored with 2016 Greenlee master’s graduate Eric Meyer), "Structurally Embracing Data Journalism: Four Critical Junctures of Newsroom Reorganization," was accepted by Newspaper Research Journal.
This summer, Boyles also spent two weeks in residence at The Post & Courier newspaper, as part of the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Visiting Professor in Social Media program. At AEJMC, Boyles finished her term as Research Co-Chair for the Newspaper & Online News Division, and was appointed as Vice Chair for 2016-2017. Also at AEJMC, she had a paper accepted on data journalism and newsroom management, moderated a high density session, served as a panelist on data journalism business models, and facilitated a pre-conference teaching workshop on algorithmic transparency.
This summer, Boyles also attended the Data Journalism Un-Conference, an event co-sponsored by Google and the Knight Foundation. In service, Boyles reviewed manuscripts for Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly and Newspaper Research Journal.
Beyond her work in Greenlee, Boyles is part of a research team that received a $450,000 grant from the ISU Presidential Initiative in Interdisciplinary Research in July. In institutional service, Boyles assisted with New Student Orientation and Destination Iowa State sessions before the fall semester’s start.