Brooke Barnett

Interim Associate Provost for Inclusive Community
Alamance Building 120A
2200 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5659

Professional Expertise

My research focuses on media law and media effects. I facilitate workshops, speak and consult on diversity and inclusion.

Brief Biography

Brooke Barnett is a Professor in the School of Communications and interim Associate Provost for Inclusive Community. She is the founding director of the Elon Program for Documentary Production. Prior to coming to Elon in 2001 she worked as news director, documentary producer, reporter and host/producer in public television and taught at Indiana University. Her films have won awards, screened at festivals and aired on public television.  She is a frequent guest on public radio on media and film subjects and has received national and state grants for her scholarship and filmmaking. Her publications have appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism and Mass Communication Monographs, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Visual Communication Quarterly, Electronic News, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies and the Federal Communications Law Journal. Her books include Multidisciplinary Approaches to Communication Law Research, Media coverage of crisis: The war on terror and the wars in Iraq, The Press and Terrorism: An Uneasy relationship, and An Introduction to Visual Theory and Practice in the Digital Age.

Courses Taught

Broadcast Journalism, Communication Research, The Documentary, Elon 101, Freedom of Expression, The Global Experience, Intellectual Property Law, Journalism and the Law, Literary Journalism, Media Law and Ethics, Television Production and Senior Seminar.

Leadership Positions

Interim Associate Provost Inclusive Community, Senior Fellow and Advisor to the President, Faculty Administrative Fellow and Special Assistant to the President, Executive Director of the Sunshine Center of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition, Chair of Elon's Academic Council, Director of the Elon Program for Documentary Production.

Current Projects

Barnett is working on a series of projects looking at the effects of online comments on news and commercial sites with colleagues Barbara Miller and Qian Xu and a multi-institutional collaborative on diversity and inclusion in higher education.

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