Who’s Sivek?

This is the site of Susan Currie Sivek, Ph.D. 

I’m an assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communication at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. I earned my master’s degree and doctorate from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. I teach courses in multimedia communication, media writing, and media theory. My research interests include social media and journalism, magazine journalism, and political communication.

I’m also the magazine correspondent for PBS MediaShift, where I write about magazines’ transition to the digital age. Read all my MediaShift posts here.

I tweet a lot too.

My curriculum vitae is here.

Upcoming/Recent Conference Presentations/Panels:

“Opportunities and Constraints for Independent Digital Magazines,” Magazine Division, AEJMC annual conference, Washington, D.C., August 8-10, 2013. Under review for publication.

“Political Magazines on Twitter During the U.S. Presidential Election 2012: Framing, Uniting, Dividing,” Journalism Research and Education Section, IAMCR annual conference, Dublin, Ireland, June 25-29, 2013. Published in Digital Journalism.

“Leading the City Magazine into the Digital Age: Editors’ Perspectives.” Media Production Analysis Working Group, IAMCR annual conference, Dublin, Ireland, June 24-28, 2013. Under review for publication.

Recent Publications:

“Political Magazines on Twitter During the U.S. Presidential Election 2012: Framing, Uniting, Dividing,” Digital Journalism, winter 2013.

“Using iPads and Google Forms to Introduce Students to Media Research Methods,” MediaCommons Digital Scholarly Network Front Page website “Teaching with Technology” series, 2013.

“City Magazines and Social Media: Moving Beyond the Monthly,” Journal of Magazine and New Media Research, 14(2), 2013. Lead article.

“Packaging Inspiration: Al Qaeda’s Digital Magazine Inspire and Self-Radicalization,” International Journal of Communication, January 2013. (blog post summary)