Rodrigo Zamith

Assistant Professor, UMass Amherst

I am an Assistant Professor in the Journalism Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of journalism and technology, with a focus on the reconfiguration of journalism in a changing media environment and the development of digital research methods for social scientists.

My research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Digital Journalism, and The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. I am a recipient of AEJMC's Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award, and was a finalist for the ICA Gene Burd Dissertation Award and Digital Journalism's Article Of The Year award. I am an affiliate faculty member of UMass' Computational Social Science Institute.

My teaching includes both conceptually-oriented and skills-oriented courses, ranging from a broad overview of journalism to data-oriented journalistic practices. I am currently teaching or have previously taught Data-Driven Storytelling, Introduction to Journalism, International Journalism, Introduction to Visual Storytelling, and Information for Mass Communication. I was a Lilly Teaching Fellow and have been a finalist for the University of Massachusetts' Distinguished Teaching Award and a nominee for the SBS Outstanding Teaching Award.

I hold a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Mass Communication from Florida International University, and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota.


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