Sample Curriculum Vitae: Jeremy Littau

Sample Curriculum Vitae: Jeremy Littau

Contact Information

Jeremy Littau
Address
Columbia, MO 65202
Phone
Email

Education

  • Currently: Ph.D. student at Missouri School of Journalism. Dissertation will explore online communities and social capital. Committee is comprised of Esther Thorson (chair), Margaret Duffy, Shelly Rodgers, Clyde Bentley, and David O’Brien. Expected graduation date is May 2009.
  • University of Missouri: M.A. Journalism (2007). Thesis: Citizen Journalism and Community Building: Predictive Measures of Social Capital Generation.
  • Biola University: B.A. Communication, journalism emphasis (1997).

Professional Experience

  • 2000-2004: Los Angeles Daily News: Sports copy editor/page designer; also supervised the desk on occasion in this role.
  • 1999-2000: Nevada Appeal: Sports editor; also functioned as part-time reporter in this role.
  • 1998-1999: The Daily Democrat: Sports reporter; also functioned as a weekend editor in this role.

Publications

Book chapters or sections

    • Littau, J., & Slagle, M. (2007). For God and country: The media and national security. In P. Paterson & L. Wilkins (Eds.), Media ethics: Issues and cases (pp. 200-202). New York: McGraw Hill.
    • Bentley, C., Littau, J., Hamman, B., Watson, B., & Welsh, B. (2006). Citizen journalism: A case study. In M. Tremayne (Ed.). Blogging, citizenship and the future of media (1 ed., pp. 312): Routledge.

Journal Manuscripts under Review

    • Wise, K., Eckler, P., Kononova, A., Littau, J. (2008). Exploring the ‘Wire’ in the Hardwired for News Hypothesis: How Threat Proximity Affects the Cognitive and Emotional Processing of Health-Related News. (Communication Research)
    • Littau, J., Thorson, E., Bentley, C. (2007). Citizen journalism and community building: Predictive measures of social capital generation. (Newspaper Research Journal)
    • Thorson, E., Meyer, H., Littau, J., Newton, E. (2008). Perceptions of news media performance and indicators of the health of communities: Views of leaders of community foundations (Mass Communication and Society)

Conference Papers

    • Littau, J., Mason, D. (2008). Time to “get” religion? An analysis of religious literacy among journalism students. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Chicago, IL.
    • Stewart, C., Littau, J. (2008). “Truthiness” and satire news: The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and television news credibility. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Chicago, IL.
    • Wise, K., Eckler, P., Kononova, A., Littau, J. (2008). Processing fear and risk in health messages. International Communication Association. Montreal, Canada.
      Littau, J. (2007). Content differences for an online newspaper site and its citizen journalism publication. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington, D.C. (winner of top student paper)
    • Littau, J., Thorson, E., Bentley, C. (2007). Citizen journalism and community building: Predictive measures of social capital generation. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington, D.C.
    • Bentley, C., Meyer, H., Littau, J. (2007). Citizen Journalism and the TMC: User content as a driver for a free newspaper. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington, D.C.
    • Bentley, C., Hamman, B., Ibold, H., Littau, J., & Meyer, H. (2006). Sense of community as a driver for citizen journalism. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. San Francisco, CA.
    • Bentley, C., Littau, J., Hamman, B., Meyer, H., Welsh, B., & Watson, B. (2005). The citizen journalism movement: MyMissourian as a case study. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. San Antonio, TX.

Teaching Experience

University of Missouri (graduate instructor)

    • JOURN 7700: Online Journalism (graduate course).
    • JOURN 2100: News (basic news writing).
    • JOURN 1100: Principles of American Journalism (Spring 2009).
    • JOURN 4700: Online Journalism.

Biola University (adjunct professor of journalism)

    • COMMUN 388: Principles of Editing and Design.
    • COMMUN 334: Feature Writing.

Consulting

“Indexing Community Information Needs in a Democracy” with Esther Thorson and Hans K. Meyer for the Knight Foundation. Put together a presentation and checklist for community leaders concerning community needs and information needs. The information was presented in a seminar to attendees.

Conferences and Professional Development

“Journalism in the Service of Democracy” summit at the Paley Center in New York City, sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Knight Foundation, January 2008.

AEJMC Conferences

    • Chicago (2008): Will be giving a panel research presentation as well as a research poster presentation.
    • Washington D.C. (2007): Gave two panel research presentations as well as a research poster presentation.
    • San Francisco (2006): Participated in a research poster session.
    • San Antonio (2005): Participated in a research poster session.

Intern, Whittier Daily News, October 1997-January 1997. Worked on the city desk filing feature stories and occasional spot news.

Summer Institute in Journalism (1996): A six-week program that offered intensive training in journalism, only 15 students selected from 90 member schools nationwide. Sponsored by the Christian College Coalition, held in Washington, D.C.

Service/Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2004-present).
  • Member, International Communication Association (2007-present).
  • Journalism school representative, Graduate Professional Council, University of Missouri (2005-2006).
  • Member, Society for Professional Journalists (1998-2004).
  • Adviser, The Chimes student newspaper at Biola University (2002-2004).

Speaking Appearances

  • “God Goes Digital” panelist for “Teaching Religion & Media: Best practices and models for the 21st century” pre-convention seminar at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention, August 5, 2008. Sponsored by AEJMC Council of Affiliates, Religion Newswriters Association, and the Center of Religion & the Professions (University of Missouri).
  • “Assessing the Credibility of News Items Posted on Facebook” special speaker in March 2008 to Dr. Clyde Bentley’s Online Journalism class.
  • “Citizen Journalism and the Future of Journalism” special speaker in April 2007 to Dr. Stephanie Craft’s Principles of American Journalism class.
  • “Citizen Journalism and the Future of Journalism” special speaker in March 2007 to Prof. Carrie Brown’s Principles of American Journalism class.
  • “MyMissourian and Research: What We’ve Learned About Citizen Journalism So Far” special speaker in September 2007 to a Missouri School of Journalism brown bag seminar session.
  • “Using Citizen Journalism to Build Better Communities” special speaker in April 2006 to Dr. Clyde Bentley’s Online Journalism class.

Awards, Honors and Scholarships

  • Top Student Paper, Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in Washington, D.C. (2007).
  • Member of Kappa Tau Alpha honor society, Missouri chapter.
  • O.O. McIntyre Scholarship, University of Missouri, 2006-present.
  • Laura Stephens Harris Scholarship, University of Missouri, 2006-present.
  • Rose Van Dine Memorial Scholarship, University of Missouri, 2006-present.
  • Third Place in On-the-spot Sports Coverage contest, California Interscholastic Press Association, 1995.
  • Academic Scholarship, Biola University, 1993-1997.

Academic Interests

  • Practical.
  • Media and politics.
  • Media and religion.
  • Sports journalism.
  • Research.
  • New media.
  • Citizen Journalism.
  • Blogging.
  • Integration of user-generated content with professionally produced journalism.
  • Use of media for community action and community building.

Courses Taken

  • Research Tools/Statistics.
  • Quantitative Methods in Communication Research.
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods in Communication Research.
  • Qualitative Methods in Communication Research.
  • Introduction to Educational Statistics.
  • Quantitative Methods I (Regression Analysis).
  • Quantitative Methods II (Analysis of Variance).
  • Hierarchical Linear Modeling.
  • Structural Equation Modeling.
  • Theory and Research.
  • Theories of Communication.
  • Philosophy of Journalism.
  • Theories of Society.
  • Dynamics of Social Change.
  • Community Social Structure.

Seminar

  • Mass Media Seminar.
  • Doctoral Proseminar I.
  • Doctoral Proseminar II.
  • Doctoral Seminar.
  • Doctoral Research Seminar.

Practical Courses in Areas of Research Interest

  • Online Journalism.
  • Literature of Journalism.
  • Communication Law.
  • Skills and Activities.

Technical Skills

  • Knowledgeable in the following computer programs.
  • QuarkXPress.
  • Adobe Photoshop.
  • Adobe Illustrator.
  • NewsEdit.
  • PageSpeed layout and pagination system (DTI).
  • Adobe InDesign.
  • Dreamweaver.
  • iMovie.
  • WordPress blogging software.
  • Knowledgeable in the following programming languages.
  • HTML.
  • PHP.

Activities

  • Accepted to Preparing Future Faculty at University of Missouri for 2008-09 academic year. The program uses seminars and mentoring to help doctoral students get ready for the responsibilities of being faculty members. Admission to the program is by application only, with about 20 students accepted per year.
  • Co-founder of MyMissourian.com, a field experiment in launching a citizen journalism product. The site served as both a practical attempt at citizen journalism as well as a vehicle for research. The site started in 2004 and still is an active media product in the Columbia, Mo., market.
  • Co-author on The Cyberbrains, a blog devoted to thinking about research and new media in journalism.
  • Contributor for God, Media and More, a blog about the convergence of journalism and religion.
    Mail-in contest judge for Journalism Association of Community Colleges annual awards in 2001.

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