Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Mass Communication and Media Arts


Robert Spahr


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My research project focuses on change in journalistic practices in the age of global networked technologies. I have collected background information on the history of journalism and how it has evolved through the years. In this paper I question if a contemporary society still needs journalists and how democracy in society is affected by what journalists do.

My goal for this project was to develop a unique website about new media for practicing journalists. The site I have developed,, includes text and video content as well as links to useful resources for practicing journalists.