Carolyn J. Yaschur Curriculum Vitae



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Carolyn J. Yaschur Curriculum Vitae


Carolyn J. Yaschur

Assistant Professor

Augustana College

639 38th St.

Rock Island, IL 61201

carolynyaschur@augustana.edu


EDUCATION
University of Texas, Moody School of Communication, Austin, TX

Ph.D. in Journalism



May 2014

Dissertation: “A Visual-Verbal Agenda: The Interaction of Words and Photos on Second-Level Agenda Setting”


University of Missouri, School of Journalism, Columbia, MO

Master of Arts in Journalism



Graduated with Honors, May 2000

Thesis: “Are Pictures Really Worth a Thousand Words?”




Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA


Bachelor of Arts in History

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

PEER REVIEWED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
Holton, Avery, Baek, Kanghui, Coddington, Mark & Yaschur, Carolyn (2014) Seeking and

Sharing: Motivations for Linking on Twitter. Communication Research Reports. 31(1), 33-40.


Yaschur, Carolyn (2012). Shooting the Shooter: How Experience Level Affects

Photojournalistic Coverage of a Breaking News Event. Visual Communication Quarterly. 19(3), 160-176.


Yaschur, Carolyn (Winter 2012). Photojournalists Enjoy Web Work, Additional Autonomy.

Newspaper Research Journal. 33(1), 71-85.

Baek, Kanghui, Holton, Avery, Harp, Dustin, & Yaschur, Carolyn (2011). Linked With

Facebook: Motivating Factors for Information Linking on a Social Networking Site. Computers in Human Behavior. 27(6), 2243-2248.
Baresch, Brian, Knight, Lewis, Harp, Dustin & Yaschur, Carolyn (2011). Friends Who Choose

Your News: An Analysis of Content Links on Facebook. ISOJ: The Official Research Journal of International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, TX. 1(2), 73-93.


Yaschur, Carolyn (2011). Photojournalists’ Job Responsibilities and Satisfaction: The Impact of

Range of Affect. Visual Communication Quarterly. Abstract only.



ACADEMIC BOOK CHAPTERS
Yaschur, Carolyn (2011). Visualizing the Future of Visual Journalism. In Kaufhold, K., Hinsley,

A., & Lewis, S. (Eds.) The Future of News: An Agenda of Perspectives. (2nd Ed.) San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing.



INVITED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
Yaschur, Carolyn (1993). The Media, the Handlers and the Politician’s Role in the Shaping of Dan Quayle’s Image. In Birkner, M. & Iannello, K. (Eds.) Media Power and Contemporary Presidential Politics: Papers of the Senior Scholars’ Seminar, 145-164.

PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS

Yaschur, Carolyn. (2015) Putting pictures in our heads: Second-level agenda setting of news

stories and photos. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Visual Communication Division, San Francisco, CA, August 2015.


*Top Faculty Paper
Coleman, Renita, Lee, Joon Yea, Yaschur, Carolyn, Meader, Aimee, McElroy, Kathleen (2014).

Why be a journalist? Students’ motivations and role conceptions in the new age of journalism. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Scholastic Journalism Division, Montreal, Canada, August 6-9, 2014.

*Top Faculty Paper

McEntee, Rebecca, Yaschur, Carolyn, Coleman, Renita (2013). If a Picture is Worth a



Thousand Words, Are a Thousand Words Worth a Picture? Comparing the Effects of Vivid Writing and Photographs on Moral Judgment in Public Relations. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Public Relations Division, London, UK, June 17-21, 2013.
Holton, Avery, Baek, Kanghui, Coddington, Mark & Yaschur, Carolyn. Soliciting Reciprocity:

Socializing, Communality, and Other Motivations for Linking on Twitter (2013). Presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Communication and Technology Division, London, UK, June 17-21, 2013.


Yaschur, Carolyn (2012). Does Negativity Prevail? A Content Analysis of Award Winning

News Photos. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Visual Communication Division, Chicago, IL, August 9-12, 2012.

Yaschur, Carolyn, McEntee, Rebecca, Coleman, Renita (2012). The Book is Better than the

Movie: Vivid Writing’s Effect on Cognitive and Affective Processing. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Journalism Studies Division, Phoenix, AZ, May 24-28, 2012.

Yaschur, Carolyn (2011). Shooting the Shooter: How Experience Level Affects

Photojournalistic Coverage of a Breaking News Event. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Visual Communication Division, St. Louis, MO, August 10-13, 2011.



*Top Student Paper
Baek, Kanghui, Holton, Avery, Harp, Dustin, & Yaschur, Carolyn (2011). Linked With

Facebook: Motivating Factors for Information Linking on a Social Networking Site. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Communication Technology Division, St. Louis, MO, August 10-13, 2011.
Yaschur, Carolyn (2011). More with Less: Factors Influencing Photojournalists’ Changing

Roles and Job Satisfaction. Presented at the International Communication Conference, Journalism Studies Division, Boston, MA, May 26-30, 2011.


Baresch, Brian, Knight, Lewis, Harp, Dustin, & Yaschur, Carolyn (2011). Friends Who Choose

Your News: An Analysis of Content Links on Facebook. Presented at the International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, TX, April 1-2, 2011.

Yaschur, Carolyn (2010). Photojournalists’ Job Responsibilities and Satisfaction: The Impact of

Range of Affect. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Visual Communication Division, Denver, CO, August 4-7, 2010.


*This paper placed fourth overall in the Visual Communication Division.
Yaschur, Carolyn (2010). Show Me a Story: The Synergy of Photo Stories and Words.

Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Visual Communication Division, Denver, CO, August 4-7, 2010.



ARTICLES IN PROGRESS
Yaschur, Carolyn. Shoot Like a Lady: Sports Photojournalism and Gender Stereotypes.
Yaschur, Carolyn, Dan Corts. Good Crop, Bad Crop: Composition, Eye Movement and

Meaning in Photojournalism.



PEER REVIEWED PANELS & PRESENTATIONS
Yaschur, Carolyn, Holton, Avery, Meader, Aimee, & Harlow, Summer (2011). The Future of

News: An Agenda of Perspectives. Panel presentation to the 9th International Symposium Communication in the Millennium. San Diego, CA. May 22, 2011.



GRANTS
New Faculty Research Award, Augustana College. (2014-2015). $4000.
Student Enrichment Fund, University of Texas Journalism School. (2013 – 2014). $1500. With Renita Coleman. “Visual Agenda Setting of TV News Coverage of the 2012 Presidential Election.” Awarded for graduate mentoring of undergraduate students in research.

The Texas Program in Sports and Media Research Fellowship. (2011). $5000. Under the supervision of Renita Coleman. “He Shot, She Shot: Sports Photojournalism, News Outlet Size, and Gender.” Awarded for research.

Student Enrichment Fund, University of Texas Journalism School. (2010 – 2011). $4,900. With Renita Coleman, Aimee Meader, Lewis Knight, Rebecca McEntee. “The Effects of Visual Imagery on Ethical Reasoning.” Awarded for graduate mentoring of undergraduate students in research.

Travel Grant, University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism. (2011) Funding to present research at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. St. Louis, MO. August 10-13, 2011.
Travel Grant, University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism. (2011) Funding to participate on panel presentation about the future of photojournalism at the 9th International Symposium Communication in the Millennium. San Diego, CA. May 22, 2011.
Travel Grant, University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism. (2011) Funding to present research at the 2011 International Communication Association Conference. Boston, MA. May 26-30, 2011.
Travel Grant, University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism. (2010) Funding to present research at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. Denver, CO. August 4-7, 2010.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication, Communication Studies


MJMC 251 Multimedia II (Nov. 2014 - Feb. 2015)

Visual journalism, visual ethics, photojournalism, photo editing



MJMC 252 Multimedia III (Mar. – May 2015)

Audio and video development and production, broadcast journalism, multimedia for web


COMM 322 Communication Theory III: Media and Social Influence (Aug. – Nov. 2014, Mar. –

May 2015)

Mass communication theory and applications


MJMC 213 News Literacy (Nov. 2014 - Feb. 2015)

Media production and influences, audience effects



COMM 380 Quantitative tools for communication research (Aug. – Nov. 2015)

Social science research methods, statistics, and practical applications

Created a survey used by the city of Clinton, IL.

MJMC 225 Converged student media (Aug. – Nov. 2015, Mar. – May 2016)

Individualized and group mentoring and evaluation to help students develop practical multimedia work for publication.



MJMC 455/456 Senior Inquiry: Converged portfolio (Nov. 2015 – Feb. 2016, Mar. – May 2016)

Assisted students in development and creation of converged multimedia package for professional portfolio.


Assistant Instructor, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Reporting: Images (Aug. 2012 – May 2013)

Course covers: Photojournalism fundamentals and ethics

Multimedia – Creating audio slideshows

Understanding visual narrative and shooting photo stories

Designed curriculum for new undergraduate course

*Recognized as top Assistant Instructor for the University of Texas (2013)
Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Visual Journalism, graduate level course. (Aug. – Dec. 2011, 2010, 2009)

Photojournalism and Photo Editing – conceptualizing and producing photo stories

Print Design – designing magazine layouts and public relations brochures

Web Design– creating a website

Multimedia Skills – shooting and editing video, creating audio slideshows

Photoshop, InDesign; Final Cut Pro; Dreamweaver; Soundslides; Garage Band

Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Photographic Communication (Jan. – May 2012)

Visual storytelling, Fundamentals, techniques and ethics of photojournalism; Soundslides


Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Advanced Visual Design (Jan. – May 2011)

Advanced principles of print design and layout; InDesign


Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism

Photography II, Digital Photojournalism (Jan. – May 2010)

Advanced digital photography skills and picture editing

Photoshop; Photo Mechanic
Instructor, University of Missouri, School of Journalism

Basic Photography & Photo Editing (Aug. 1998 - May 1999)

Fundamentals of photojournalism; Photo story conceptualization and creation

Designed curriculum

Supervised teaching assistant


Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri, School of Journalism

Ethics & Principles of Journalism (Jan. - May 1998)

Conducted weekly journalism skills sessions and taught effective study habits


Student Associate, Gettysburg College

World History. (Aug. - Dec. 1992)

Taught weekly classes to help students successfully navigate the curriculum


Lab Assistant, Gettysburg College

Astronomy. (Aug. 1991 - May 1993)

Assisted students in understanding and completing lab assignments

Photography Instructor, Silverdale, WA; Austin, TX (June 2008 - present)

Personalized, private and semi-private photography classes for adults

Documentary Photography Instructor, Suquamish, WA (Mar. - Apr. 2008)

Planned and taught documentary photography workshops for youth

Resulted in a traveling photography exhibit

Assisted in local organization of Photo Voice program

Created curriculum
Photography Teacher, Silverwood School, Poulsbo, WA (July 2008)

Engaged middle school students in two-week basic photography course


SAT, GRE, and ACT Instructor, The Princeton Review, Princeton, NJ (1993 - 1998)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Staff Photojournalist, The Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, WA (June 2001 - Aug. 2009)

Local Events: spot news, general news, features, sports, and photo stories. Lead photographer on nationally recognized series about methamphetamine
National and International Events: 2004 Olympic Games, 2008 Iditarod, 2007 Miss America Pageant, Iraq War military deployments and homecomings, Off-shore Naval operations
Professional Sports: Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, American League Division Series playoffs and championships
Multimedia and photojournalism skills: created documentary photography, videos, and audio slideshows of long- and short-term assignments
Acted as temporary assignment editor, photo editor, reporter
Staff Photojournalist, The State, Columbia, SC (Feb. - June 2001)

Events covered: South Carolina State Capital, University of South Carolina athletics, Local and Statewide events
Freelance Photojournalist/Reporter (June 1998 - present)

Clients include: University of Texas, Asbury Park Press, Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville Eccentric Observer, Amtrak, Educare Drug Free Task Force, Missouri State Teachers Association

Photojournalism Intern, Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY (May - Aug. 1999)

National Events: Kentucky Derby, President Clinton, Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400
Photojournalist, Columbia Missourian, Columbia, MO (May - Aug. 1998)

Photographed short- and long-term assignments for a competing daily newspaper


Assistant Editor, Missouri State Teachers Association, Columbia, MO (May 1998 - May 1999)

Wrote and edited for public relations brochures and quarterly magazine


Editor / Social Studies Specialist, Enslow Publishers, Inc., Springfield, NJ

Developed, edited and oversaw creation and design of nonfiction books. Supervised assistants. Acquired authors; Consultant for all books concerning social studies curriculum. (June 1996 - May 1997) Associate Editor (June - Dec. 1996), Assistant Editor (Jan. 1995 - June 1996), Editorial Assistant (Aug. 1993 - Jan. 1995)



ACADEMIC HONORS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
AEJMC Top Faculty Paper – Visual Communication Division (2015)
AEJMC Visual Communication Scholarship to attend NPPA Multimedia Immersion Course. (2015).
Laurence Campbell Award for outstanding research in scholastic journalism (2014)
William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Student Academic Employee Award.

Awarded for Top Assistant Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin (2013)

Graduate Teaching Scholars Certificate, University of Texas (2013)

Maxwell McCombs Graduate Student Research Award (2012, 2013, 2014)
Continuing Fellowship, University of Texas (2012)
National Press Photographers Association-National Press Photographers Foundation Career Expansion Scholarship (2012)
AEJMC Top Student Paper – Visual Communication Division (2011)
Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award – Best Student Paper Visual Communication Division (2011)
Bob Baxter Scholarship, National Press Photographers Foundation (2011)
Paper recognized for placing fourth overall in Visual Communication Division of AEJMC (2010)
AEJMC Travel Scholarship, University of Texas (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Ada Frances Miller Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Journalism, University of Texas

(2010, 2011)


Pic Wagner Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Journalism, University of Texas (2010, 2013)
Graduate Recruitment Fellowship, University of Texas (2009)
Kappa Tau Alpha - National Journalism Honor Society (2000)
Richard Oliver Scholarship, University of Missouri (1998)
John Louis Raglin Scholarship, University of Missouri (1998)
Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society (1992)
William F. Muhlenberg Award, Gettysburg College (1992)

PHOTOJOURNALISM AND MULTIMEDIA AWARDS
Associated Press Annual Photo Contest for Wash. and Ore., First place – Picture Story (2009)

Associated Press Best News Photo of the Month for Wash., Ore., Alaska and Idaho (June 2008)

Scripps Annual Contest Best Multimedia Site (2008)
Scripps Quarterly Contest, Best Multimedia Site (Apr. 2008)

Society of Professional Journalists, First Place – Photo Page (2008)


Scripps Quarterly Contest, Best Photography Portfolio (Apr. 2004)
Society of Professional Journalists, Second place - Portrait (2004)
Kitsap Sun, Sun Star (June 2004)
Associated Press Annual Photo Contest for Wash. and Ore., First place - Portrait (2003)
Associated Press Annual Photo Contest for Wash. and Ore., Third place - Photo Story (2003)
Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award (2003)
Society of Professional Journalists, Third place - Photo Page (2003)
Society of Professional Journalists, Honorable Mention - Feature (2002)
South Carolina Press Association - Third place - Feature (2001)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
NPPA Multimedia Immersion Workshop, Syracuse, NY (2015)
Poynter Institute’s Teachapalooza Workshop, St. Petersburg, FL (2015)
Sonja Foss and William Waters Scholar’s Summer Writing Workshop and Retreat, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL (2015)
Peak Performing Professor Workshop, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL (2015)
Spring Writer’s Retreat, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL (2015)

Teaching Scholars Seminar, University of Texas, Austin, TX (2012)


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
AEJMC Member (2010 to present)

Graduate Liaison for Visual Communication Division (2010 to present)


ICA Member (2011 to present)
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) member (1998 to present)
Race, Agenda-setting, Visuals, Ethics, and Science Research Group, Austin, TX (2010 to 2014)
Eddie Adams Photo Workshop participant (Oct. 1999)
Student Society of Newspaper Design – vice president (1998 – 1999)

INVITED LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, AND WORKSHOPS
Judge, Augie Abroad photo contest, (April 2015)
Our Mediated Selves: Identity in the Digital Age, Augustana College Symposium Day (Sept. 2014)
Navigating the Publication Process. University of Texas at Austin (April 2012)
Learning the Ropes of a Ph.D. Program. University of Texas at Austin (Aug. 2011)
Designing Research Presentations for Conferences. University of Texas at Austin (April 2011)
The Current State and Future of Photojournalism / presentation of my work. The F/67 Camera Club, Bremerton, WA (June 2009)
A Career in Photojournalism. Mountain View Middle School, Bremerton, WA (2008)
Judge of National Press Photographer Association’s regional clip contest (2006)
Pictures of the Year and College Photographer of the Year contests, Volunteer (1998, 1999)

Missouri Photo Workshop, Staff Member (1997, 1998)





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