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Marie K. Shanahan

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA
Covers:  online comments, digital discourse, future of journalism, journalism education, online reputation, media ethics, online journalism, social media, digital defamation, anonymity, free speech

Assistant Professor @UConnJournalism. Online comments, digital discourse, future of #journalism. Past life: @hartfordcourant. I wrote this book:

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Marie K. Shanahan is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut. She spent 17 years as a reporter and online news editor before joining the faculty at UConn's nationally accredited journalism program. Shanahan's academic research explores online commenting, digital dis...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first full-time job: reporter for the "Hartford Neighborhoods" page of The Hartford Courant. Two stories a day, one brief, one photo.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. My parents owned a big, heavy Underwood with keys that would jam. The inky mess taught me how to use Wite-out and edit carefully.

How is social media changing news?

Constant connection means immediate and ongoing discovery, delivery, correction and participation.