Joseph Moore

Doctoral Student

JOSEPH MOORE conducts research in the areas of journalism studies and media sociology. His primary focus is digital media labor and journalistic professional autonomy. Joseph’s dissertation is an ethnographic case study examining the impacts of digital technologies, managerial strategies and organizational structures on the professional autonomy of journalists at a digital-native news firm. Additionally, Joseph’s research interests include the political economy of news media, normative press roles, and issues of diversity and representation in the news.

Joseph has taught both Journalism 1100: Principles of American Journalism and Journalism 2000: Cross-cultural Journalism. The former is an introductory course for journalism majors that covers the history, ethics, business models, technological affordances and legal landscape of American news media. The latter course explores issues of diversity and inclusion in U.S. media, examining the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality, as well as ways in which media practitioners can cover these issues with greater depth, nuance and sensitivity.


  • Medvedeva, Y, Frisby, C. M., and Moore, J. (2017). Celebrity capital of actresses of color: A mixed methods study, Advances in Journalism and Communication, 5(3) upcoming September 2017 issue.


  • Vos, T., and Moore, J. (2017). “Building the Journalistic Paradigm: Beyond Paradigm Repair.” Paper presented to the Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Moore, J. (2017). “Understanding Journalistic Professional Autonomy as Control over the News Production Process.” Paper presented to the Revitalizing Concepts in Mass Communication conference, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Moore, J., and Thorson, E. (2016). “The Influence of Demographics and News Media Exposure on Philadelphians’ Beliefs About Poverty.” Poster presented to the Mass Media and Society Division of the AEJMC, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Thorson, E., Moore, J., and Warner, B. (2016). “How High School Classroom Experiences Influence Youth Political Knowledge and Participation: A Mediation Model.” Poster presented to the Political Communication Interest Group of the AEJMC, San Francisco, CA.
  • Moore, J. (2015). “Toeing the Company Line: Detroit News and Free Press coverage of the 1995 Detroit Newspaper Strike.” Paper presented to the American Journalism Historians Association, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Moore, J. (2015). “Tribunes of the Marginalized? Institutional Role Performance in the American Alternative Press.” Poster presented to the Graduate Student Interest Group of the AEJMC, San Francisco, CA.
  • Medvedev, Y., Frisby, C, and Moore, J. (2015). “Celebrity Capital of Actresses of Color: A Mixed Methods Study.” Poster presented to the Minorities in Communication Division of the AEJMC, San Francisco, CA.
  • Moore, J. (2014). News goes native: An examination of online news media’s disclosure practices for sponsored content. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal.

Updated: August 7, 2019