Abby Goodrum

October 15th, 2010 by Jason

Abby Goodrum

Abby Goodrum is a journalism professor and associate dean in the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University where she holds the Rogers Chair in News, Media and Technology. She holds degrees in Radio, Television, and Film Studies from the University of Texas, and began her career in journalism working at CNN in Atlanta as a researcher and librarian before obtaining a Ph.D. in Information Science. She is currently the director for social science and humanities research in the national research network for the study of graphics, animation, and new media (NCE GRAND). As a founding director of the Digital Cinema Laboratory, Dr. Goodrum conducts audience and user studies, and investigates the impact of social networks on broadcast and film. She is also the Canadian representative on a multinational team tracking the flow of foreign news around the world.

Dr. Goodrum’s research is situated at the intersection of Media Content, Media Technology and Media Use – what might be called “Media Informatics.” For over 20 years, she’s explored how people seek out, create, and share multimedia information made possible by new media environments such as search engines, youtube, and social networks. She’s the author of numerous scholarly articles and blogs on media seeking and media use.

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